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Yesterday, I was blocked by @OwenJones84. The crime? Challenging, respectfully, his use of inflammatory language on the topic of sex and gender. Previously, I had reached out to Owen, extending an invite to debate the issues, which went ignored. (1/5)
I realise I am not the only person to be blocked by Owen. It turns out he has a bit of a reputation for being trigger-happy in this regard. However, I was surprised with the strong feeling I was left with. Not one of anger or frustration or resentment but one of sadness. (2/5)
Sadness we live in a society where people can simply stonewall someone they disagree with. Sadness we seem incapable of listening to others. Sadness we deem others as ‘bad’ when we know nothing about them. Sadness we celebrate diversity in all except diversity of thought. (3/5)
Owen has over 1m followers. I reflected on why he felt so affronted by me, a mere nobody, that he couldn’t bear to read my writings anymore. The truth is because he is scared. Far better he close his eyes than keep them open and learn something that undermines his dogma. (4/5)
If we can’t engage with those who differ from us, we all will suffer.

Owen - I know you cannot read this. However, I extend an invite into the ether. Rather than blocking me and others - sit and have a discussion with us. Who knows, you may even learn something new. (5/5)

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In light of @KLBfax’s Court of Appeal case today, I thought I would post another thread (apologies!) on some of the biggest risks and dangers associated with puberty blockers and why it is crucial that children are safeguarded. (1/7)
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1. Owen suggests we ignore the voices of detransitioners as they only make up 1% of those who have transitioned.

And yet this is the same man who calls for enforced conformity around use of pro-nouns, even though trans people themselves only make up 1% of UK population. (2/6)
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