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Police investigating whether biological facts are illegal

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Aug 24, 2018.

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  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    This has implications for the teaching of Biology:

    Sticker protest on Antony Gormley's beach statues accused of 'trans hatred'


    'Protesters have been accused of “trans hatred” after pasting phallus-shaped stickers on the genitalia of Antony Gormley’s statues on Crosby beach, saying “women don’t have penises”.


    Merseyside police said they were aware of the stickers and were making inquiries to see if a crime had been committed.

    The stickers were condemned by a coalition of women’s groups including Big Love Sista, the Homeless Period Project, Grrrl Power Liverpool and the Liverpool Queer Collective. In an open statement addressed to “our trans siblings”, the groups said: “In our city there’s no room for hate against trans people. We condemn the behaviour, hate and transphobia of ‘Liverpool Re-sisters.’ We condemn their appalling stickers and we absolutely will not tolerate transphobia in our city.”


    [Liverpool ReSisters] declined to talk to the Guardian, pointing instead to its press release, which said: “Women don’t have penises. This is not hate speech, it is not transphobia, it is a simple statement of biological fact …

    “Our stickers are aimed at raising awareness of the potential threat to sex-based rights and women’s rights from the proposed changes
    [to the Gender Recognition Act 2004]. Women and girls need spaces of their own for a variety of reasons, but principally because we continue to face male violence and harassment in public and in private spaces.”'
    TheGuardian.com, 20th August 2018.

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  2. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    Oh Dear...
    As I understand his work, Anthony Gormley uses his own body to cast statues. I would assume he is genitally equipped as are most men. These women seem to have missed the point. The fact that men and women are different biologically is not "Hate against trans people".
    All this trans-friendly stuff is getting a bit tired now, I feel. The points have been made. A number of times. Shall we move on?
  3. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Ooh. Dunno if I can agree with that.

    In Latin, penis is a third declension noun ending in -is. Its nominative plural is penes.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2018
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  4. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Even the Ls in the LGBTQ+ 'community' are tired of it.

    When the proposed changes to the GRA are defeated.
  5. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Given that you can write messages in beach sand large enough to be viewed even by distant planeloads of transattitudinal punters, that ranks for me as the best example ever of "missed a trick".
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