Hadley Freeman promoted the idea that trans people shouldn't be allowed to access public spaces that human beings need to participate in society

She's now quit columns, bemoaning how some take opinions they disagree with as a sign that the person with them is a bad person (1/5)
Earlier this year she put out a column specifically about how she has lost friends because she is anti-trans and how this isn't right because people should be able to disagree and still be friends.

(2/5) Byline from the Guardian article with a picture of her next
How disconnected from reality do you have to be to think that holding the opinion that a minority is less deserving of accessing public spaces because they are that minority...isn't going to make a some people think "this is a bad person"?

Especially a trans person!

(3/5)
This isn't like "I believe Jeremy Corbyn's economic policies are bad."

This is "I don't believe human beings are as legitimate and shouldn't be allowed to use public facilities as a result"

Many people are going to think that is an evil view. Especially trans people.

(4/5)
Hold that view if you like.

Do it!

But you don't get to demand that everyone still likes you for it.

(5/5)

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Thread from a cis journalist who is good.

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Almost as if that was the plan the whole goddam time.

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“Trans people want to coerce people into sex, rapists!”

(Thread)
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“You are attacking a woman for having opinions!”
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They never look at what she said.
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