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RIP Magdalen Berns

Discussion in 'Personal' started by vannie, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

  2. Nanny Ogg

    Nanny Ogg Occasional commenter

    Thanks @vannie I’ve spent Saturday evening watching her YouTube. I’d never heard of her - I wish I had.
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  3. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Me too.
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  4. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    I'm amazed. She's been widely vilified.
  5. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    There are persons on twitter posting gifs of skeletons dancing on graves. About a 38 year old woman dying of brain cancer.
    RIP Magdalen - brave, wise and witty.
  6. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    *35* year old woman.
  7. Andy_91

    Andy_91 New commenter

    She was an anti-trans activist whose relatively small following was amplified by such as Posie Parker and the former comedy writer Graham Linehan. Her style was confrontational. That is why some people are not expressing sympathy.
  8. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

  9. kittylion

    kittylion Senior commenter

    So tragic. I heard about the dancing skeleton gifs - that person should be ashamed but somehow I don't think they are.
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  10. Koshkat

    Koshkat New commenter

    Absolutely tragic death of a wonderful, clever, witty feminist who was 100% pro woman.
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  11. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    I have never heard of her, but then again I have little interest in her activities or beliefs. Just sad that one so young should die and hope her work sees a good outcome,
  12. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    She was not anti trans. She was pro women and girls. There was no hate.
  13. Koshkat

    Koshkat New commenter

    Andy - what an interesting reponse from you. A non compliant woman always did get men's backs up I suppose.
  14. Andy_91

    Andy_91 New commenter

    You will notice that I didn't use the word 'hate'. She did deny that trans-women are women. All factual.
  15. Andy_91

    Andy_91 New commenter

    I'm not sure my response was interesting. It was merely an explanation of who she was, and factual. Nothing to suggest my back is up. Opposition to her views come mainly from other feminists.

  16. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Stopped reading when I got to this:

    "She didn’t suffer fools, fakes and pretenders at all, especially ridiculous self-obsessed and attention-seeking males pretending to be women and trying to define actual women, both gay and straight, out of existence. "

    Did a double take ... then it equated Transtheory with a 'blitzkrieg'... so trans = Nazi...

    Decided I'd not bother going any further.
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  17. Nanny Ogg

    Nanny Ogg Occasional commenter

    @vannie I’ve just finished watching her YouTube channel. Just like to say thank you again for making me aware of her.
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  18. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    You’re welcome @Nanny Ogg. Pass it on x
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  19. Nanny Ogg

    Nanny Ogg Occasional commenter

    Already have!!!
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