101 things the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to do…

It was announced today (10/6/21) that Maya Forstater has won her appeal.

Here is an excellent and informative piece, ‘The Forstater Judgement: what Next? written by her lawyer Peter Daly, who tweeted this morning:

Very pleased to be able to say that my client Maya Forstater has been successful in her appeal, and has established that gender critical beliefs are protected under the Equality Act 2010.

You can read the full judgement here.

The organisation recently set up by Forstater and others is called Sex Matters.

For a background to her case, you can read Maya’s story in her own words here, and read newspaper articles concerning the case here (2019) and here (10/6/21).

This post is concerned with what has become the burning question on Twitter “What are the things that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to do?”

Having chortled my way through them for the last hour or so, it seemed only fair to gather some of the best ones, in no particular order, into a post for posterity. So here are 101 things that today’s ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to do.

It seems that the meme started with Oliver Burkeman’s response to a tweet by Victoria Smith, who wrote:

” ‘Reassurances’ that feminists having the right to speak doesn’t mean they have the right to harass aren’t intended to reassure, but to reposition feminists as aggressors rather than victims of age-old policing of women’s speech about their lives & embodied experiences.”

Smith’s comment appeared to be in response to tweets such as this one from Mermaids, suggesting that some people might want to  “unlawfully harass, intimidate, abuse or discriminate against” people who identify as transgender and that such people might believe that the ruling gave them the right to do so.

Burkeman, in response to Smith, joked,”“It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to come round and steal your plasma screen tv”

and the meme took off.

@lecanardnoir

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to push her chair back on a short haul flight to Dusseldorf.

@HairyLeggdHarpy

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to stand *in front* of the yellow line around the baggage carousel when she disembarks

@NAllison89

It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to help herself to the Italian dinner you just made.

@IamCassieCurtis

It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to help herself to your chips….

@OozlumSam

“It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to climb in through your window and fill your living room full of sheep”

@WimpundB

“It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to rearrange your couch cushions so that they’re standing on their points”

@anonacademic_uk

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to hold up a shop at gunpoint. This is very significant.

@SeaGreenGlass

It is important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to change the radio station when she is a passenger in your car.

@slightlyatsea

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to redecorate your house if she doesn’t like your wallpaper.

It’s important to note today’s ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to come round your gaff, look in your fridge and announce you’ve fuck all in.

“It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to pick the raisins out of your Müsli.”

@HairyLeggdHarpy

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to finish up the last of the toilet paper without replacing it

@For_XXs_Sake

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to change lanes without indicating on a public highway.

@ShelockHumbug

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to break into a museum and draw moustaches on all portraits.

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to come into your house and do your crosswords in biro.

@yvonneridley

It is important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to eat more than two Weetabix for breakfast.

@karen_actually

It is important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to identify as a lesbian on Tuesdays just to get all night drinks for a pound at Ruby’s.

@FKASerioJosh

It’s important to note the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to return a video back to blockbusters circa 1999 without rewinding it back to the beginning.

@KatrinaWatson

It’s important to note that the judgement does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to release a despair squid causing hallucinations among the unsuspecting crew of a large mining ship 3 million years from earth crewed by the last human, an evolved cat man, a hologram & a mechanoid.

@MaryHowden

Its important to note that todays ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to eat all the giant cheesy wotsits in a large share bag

@karen_actually

It’s important to note the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to smoke on the balcony of a non-smoking building even if she leans towards the street

@STILLTish

It is important to note that today’s ruling does not give Maya Forstater the right to dress up as a wolf, pretending to be a grandma, to terrorise small girls with a penchant for red capes.

@weehalfpintt

It’s important to emphasise the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater unfettered legal right to take her socks and shoes off on long haul public transport.

@enominal

It’s important to note the judgment does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to tweet an infinite number of exuberantly random nested quote-tweets that eventually reproduce the complete works of Shakespeare.

@shizoor

It’s important to note the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to wear armour in the Houses of Parliament in contravention of the 1313 Statute Forbidding Bearing of Armour.

@Boogeytran

It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does not give Maya Forstater the right to harass nesting migratory birds.

@Jebadoo2

It’s important to note the judgment does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to steal the Lich King’s helm of domination, shatter it and open the veil between life and death permitting entry to the shadowlands.

@Ozymandias1817

It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to burst into my home and use my toilet without my explicit permission.

@Dom_2626

It’s important to note the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to skip the light fandango and turn cartwheels across the floor….

@Self_Made_Dan

It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to tweet a picture of a suffragette ribbon @policescotland, probably

@Lungbarrow1

It’s important to note that the ruling does not give Maya Forstater the right to summon Ifrit in order to settle a dispute over a petty cash payment for a bottle of washing up liquid. Nor does it give her the right to slay vampires during normal office hours.

@megawhelmed

It’s important to note this ruling does not give Maya Forstater any legal right to claim shotgun without sight of the vehicle. The use of mirrors remains permissable (Braille vs Braille, 1993)

@MTCiceroQC1

“It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to have thrown the first brick at Stonewall.”

@DieMadTerf

It’s important to note today’s ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to change the settings on your phone, look through your contacts and delete your Twitter app.

@SoniaClimes

It’s crucial to remember that today’s ruling does not give Maya Forstater the right to harvest merkins from the royal parks.

@LicoriceMedusa

It’s important to remember that the ruling today does not give Maya the right to borrow your car, use all your petrol and pretend the scratch on the side was already there.

@GoldMustard

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to pickle herrings on a Tuesday at Stonehenge with a rabbit on her head.

@CrowPurple25

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to cut branches off your tree where it’s over hanging her fence, unless she brings the cuttings round & offers to give them back.

@LisaMay23054229

It’s important to not the ruling does NOT give Maya Forester the right to feed gremlins after midnight OR to get them wet.

@Jebadoo2

It’s important to note the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to enter the neutral zone between Federation and Romulan space, furthermore she is still bound by the Ferengi rules of acquisition as we all are.

@GenderDissident

It’s important to note the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to compete in next year’s Eurovision.

@ArtistMonkey5

It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to ride an electric scooter on the pavement or on the wrong side of the road.

@tommytuck39

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to blame it on the sunshine or the moonlight. She can however, blame it on the boogie.

@sickofgenderwoo

It’s important to note the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to replace all my size 12 clothes with size 14, but she did

@Soalloverthis

It’s important to note the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to claim diplomatic immunity or use a bus lane during the Olympics.

@BombsLottie

“It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to enter your home and lick your baked goods to claim them as her own”

@davecoviddave

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to come round your house to lay a stair carpet and say there isn’t enough for the hall as well even though you measured it and there definitely should be and she leaves a big fucking lino gap ffs.

@jmer64

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to steal a goat and tether it in my living room.

@sylvanianlife

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to put soya bacon in your butty then claim “Its pretty much the same thing, I’m surprised you can tell the difference”.

@AlexUntethered

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to put pineapple on pizza

@ForkArachters

It’s important to note the ruling does not give Maya Forstater the right to mess with my toot toot

@Joanne10904731

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to step on my Blue Suede Shoes.

@joannes_army

It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to allow house elves to drop pudding on Aunt Marge’s head in violation of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy and the Decree for the Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery.

@eddiekavanagh

It’s important to emphasise that today’s ruling clearly does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to drive sheep over London Bridge!!

@CityBoy446BC

It is important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to create a temporal paradox leading to the unraveling of the space/time continuum and the ultimate dissolution of the cosmos.

@JohnRaemi

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to party like it’s 1999.

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to drive in the outside lane right up to the last minute, and then try to cheekily shove herself into the designated lane in front of you, right before the exit.

@paulmyszor

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to tailgate you at 90mph with her giant diesel SUV whilst blasting Motörhead from the speakers.

@CityBoy446BC

Important to emphasise, it is, give to Maya Forstater the right to judge me by my size the ruling does NOT.

@kroquegg_overon

It’s important to emphasise that this ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to show up at the world line-dancing championships in full Native American costume, wave a tomahawk and yell, “Let’s do this motherfuckers!”

@FroodThe

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to change the tuning on your guitar if she fancies a quick play.

@genthewren

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to release her own version of Mistletoe and Wine this Christmas said a statement today from Sir Cliff.

It’s important to note the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to come round your house and imply that it’s tastelessly decorated or suggest you should probably run the hoover round, not is it permissible for her to observe you should wash your filthy curtains.

@CityBoy446BC

It is important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to make even one Horcrux. And certainly not seven.

@toriajayne

It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to tempt your cat away from home with Dreamies and claim it was hers all along.

@Kirsty_Delane

It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to come into your home and take all your alcohol and have a street party I kinda wish she would though

@KittenBumble

It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to come round and sing opera through your front door

@TrumpsterTrash

It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to club a fox to death and brag about it on social media.

@MikiB007

It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to illegally deposit waste or refuse (including garden rubbish) onto land that does not have a licence to accept it

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to laden her shopping trolley with Aldi special buys to the detriment of others who have popped out specifically for the Workzone electric sander and bistro set on a Thursday morning!

@colmod99

It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to mow her lawn at 4 in the morning.

@PeakedAs

It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstarter the right to come round your place of work and wave ribbons at you

@GGreengage

It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to come round and use the final bit of milk in your fridge

@stephencarlin

It’s important to emphasise that the Maya Forstater ruling does NOT give her the right to grab your hand, slap your face with it, and proclaim ‘why do you keep hitting yourself?’

It is important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to peek inside Schrödinger’s cat’s box

@WackyPidgeon

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to commandeer a ship.

It’s important to note the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right at a wedding to audibly comment to one of your Aunts that you’ve put on a few lockdown pounds and what good is an expensive gym membership if you never use it anyway.

@milenacontent

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to change her mind at the checkout and nip back for some extra noodles.

@ladyduckpojok

It’s important to note that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to stick her chewing gum under her seat at the restaurant.

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to wear a Mexican sombrero at a jaunty angle.

@dottys_friend

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to raid your Quality Street tin and run off with all the Purple ones

@LilyLilyMaynard

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to wear Crocs with socks and claim it’s an ironic fashion statement.

It’s important to emphasise that this ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to claim everybodies left socks for the Free The House Elves Campaign. I firmly believe she could do it mind  10/06 ‘Sex Matters Day’

@VickyMiller74

It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to drive to Barnard Castle to test her eyesight.

@VixedVexen

It is important to note that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to put plastic yoghurt pots in her Council’s green compostible recycling bin

@quelizinha

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to break into your house and rearrange your furniture to give you bad feng shui.

@mattym000

It’s important to note the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to stand on the left on the escalator.

It’s important to note the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to break the Vienna Treaty of 1712 and accordingly she cannot challenge the territorial integrity of lower Prussia

@OldRoberts953

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to do the Shake and Vac OR to put the freshness back.

@poynterton

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to keep the woodland folk awake in fear and trembling every night in case she gives someone a bite

@Blythespirit60

It is important to note that this ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to have a famous movie made about her inspiring struggle for women’s rights starring Meghan Markle as Maya, JK Rowling as herself and Prince Harry as Ben Cooper QC

@LenoreNuit

It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to travel faster than the speed of light or to measure both the speed and position of a particle with complete accuracy.

@ItsAnAyeFaeMe

It’s important to emphasise that The ruling does not give maya Forstater the right to rage against the machine.

@with_rhymes

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to fight for the right to paaaaaaaaarty.

@KarlAccent

Its important to emphasis that this ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to drive a DeLorean at 88 mph, go back in time and rewrite history as to her liking. 

@radcap3

It’s important to note that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to run away from prison by means of faking her own drowning and establish a new life as mayor of and major employer and benefactor in a rural French town

@Megalodon_16

It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to remove her socks at Soft Play!….

@BasedLilith

It is important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to not refrain from running, pushing, gymnastics, shouting, ducking, petting, bombing, swimming in the diving area or smoking. #ThankYouMaya

It is important to emphasise that the ruling does not give Maya Forstater the right to ride six white horses, wear pink pyjamas or cry ‘aye aye yippee’ when she comes round the mountain.

It’s important to note the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to ride a unicorn through Atlantis while dressed as a yeti.

@TheRealLindaK

It’s important to emphasize that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to go over the lines in a colouring in book!

@luceleftred1

It’s important to emphasise that the ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to nick your deckchair when you’ve popped off to buy an ice-cream on Brighton beach.

It is worth noting that this ruling does NOT give Maya Forstater the right to get absolutely plastered celebrating tonight but we all recommend she does it anyway.

 

Apologies to the numerous gems I will have inevitably overlooked.

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The Curious Case of Marion Millar

Marion Millar is Scottish, a feminist and a working mum. On 28th April 2021 she received a phone call out of the blue, from a police officer who told her she would need to attend her local police station to be interviewed under the Malicious Communications Act (MCA). When Marion told her she had small children to care for (she has autistic twins) she was informed that social services would look after them while she was interviewed.  Millar was understandably both horrified and intimidated by this news. She was contacted again and told to attend the station on 27th May – which was also her birthday- but this appointment was cancelled, ostensibly due to the custody suite not being available. Her interview was eventually rescheduled for 3rd of June, leaving her to spend five weeks under huge amounts of stress.

“I shall be attending with my lawyers,” Millar told Twitter on May 28th.

What was her crime?

Tweeting.

Recently, feminists in Scotland have been tweeting under the WomenWontWheesht hashtag. ‘Wheesht‘ is Scots for ‘hush’, ‘be quiet’ or even ‘shut up’.

The hashtag took off a while ago, but yesterday, the day of Marion’s court appearance, it was trending on Twitter with nearly 16k tweets.

What do we know about Marion’s tweets?

Well, we now know that Marion has been charged on two counts of malicious communications under the MCA. The tweets could be seen as ‘aggravated hate crime’ and, under the MCA, theoretically she could face up to 2 years in prison.

It takes a lot to surprise me, but when I first saw one of them, the tweet that has been making an appearance in the press and on social media, I was so incredulous that I thought there must have been some mistake.

The offending tweet is on the left.

In the words of The Times newspaper, The messages investigated by officers are understood to include a retweeted photograph of a bow of ribbons in the green, white and purple colours of the Suffragettes, tied around a tree (sic) outside the Glasgow studio where a BBC soap opera is shot. It is believed a complaint was made to the police suggesting the ribbons represented a noose.”

A noose.

Evidently, somebody thought that the suffragette ribbon (which was actually tied to a wire fence not a tree), fluttering lightly in the evening wind, was a noose, and that Marion’s tweeting of it was some sort of veiled threat.

We have yet to receive full details of exactly which other of her 11.5k tweets Millar is being charged for. A photo of a kitten in a basket that was mistaken for a  Basket-Hilt Broadsword, perhaps? It seems anything is possible.

However, it has been suggested to me that the three tweets below may also be among those involved. This has not been confirmed by Millar. The tweets remain in the public domain on her timeline, as Twitter has not seen fit to question their presence.

Whilst we don’t have details of all the tweets involved, it is probably safe to presume Marion wasn’t posting a picture of a ‘gun’ on Twitter and threatening to shoot people who disagree with her beliefs.

This was one Twitter users’ recent response to the #WomenWontWheesht campaign.

Andrea Cachia has now been suspended from Brunel University while the Metropolitan Police investigate his- sorry, zie’s- actions. Yup, zie’s an enby. It will be interesting to see if he ends up in court.

Cachia’s tweet is not the only astonishing thing to come out of this. On 3rd June, a group of women waited outside the police station for Millar, offering solidarity and support.

Some of them posed for photographs and this photo (below) had been shared on Twitter, later reposted by transactivist Joss Prior.

“This is the mass protest for Marion Millar the crank,” wrote Prior. “This is what their ‘grass-roots’ movement looks like without the GC blokes, without the right-wing blokes, without the sock accounts and the astroturfing. A handful of bored, middle aged, conservative dullards.”

Joss’s attack on women is a triple whammy, the epitome of bigotry – attacking women for their age, their politcs (entirely speculative) and their perceived intellectual capacity.

I imagine Joss’s idea of a feminist protest would have been a parade of 20-year-old bikini girls sporting full make-up and perfectly coiffed hair, chanting ‘transwomen are women!’

Prior- no spring chicken himself- is also disparaging about the number of women in the photo. I’m told that others were present who were not photographed, but bloody hell –   just yesterday someone was threatening to shoot gender critical women with a ‘gun’! It’s pretty damn brave that these women dare show their faces at all! And with just six day’s notice, on a week day, when most women are either at work or have kids to ferry to and from school. In the middle of a pandemic. And where, exactly? Central Edingburgh? No: Coatbridge. A town in the lowlands of Scotland, about nine miles outside Glasgow. I’ll just hop on my bike…

For Women Scotland tell me, It was just some friends and supporters outside the police station, so not really a protest as such.”

Is this Schrodinger’s GC feminists?” mused @CountessOfNice. “I thought we were a dangerous rightwing funded “international cabal of powerful lesbians” who must be silenced at all costs. They can’t have it both ways”

“I mean if your ‘enemy’ is a small group of ordinary women then maybe you’ve made some poor choices.” observed @crit_gen

“So women standing up to defend other women are being called cranks by men pretending to be women who have hijacked a mythical creature as their logo? Aye! Ok!” tweeted @ScotsKat

My favourite response was an… ahem… old photo of Prior in formal dress with the caption ‘bored, middle-aged dullard’?

If that seems harsh, bear in mind that Prior was not above doctoring a picture created by The Famous Artist Birdy Rose to make it look as if she had drawn Millar giving a Nazi salute.

Of course, it’s all a joke, ho ho ho. All done in the best possible taste, eh Joss?

When we take a closer look at the top left-hand side of the screenshot of Prior’s ‘mass protest’ post (above), we can see that it was retweeted by none other than Susie Green, the CEO of Mermaids.

Susie et al are excelling themselves recently: yesterday Mermaids tweeted an article with a cover photo that appeared to compare radical feminists to Hitler in make up.

So that’s nice.

The article talks about how Stonewall has ‘drawn the wrath of the LGB Alliance’ as if Stonewall is some sort of innocent little clownfish and the @ALLIANCELGB is a giant, omnipotent, all-devouring Kraken. You may be aware that Mermaids, Gendered Intelligence and other organisations with a vested interest in the transitioning of children are currently challenging the Charity Commission’s granting of charitable status to the LGB Alliance. Yes, organisations that advocate solely for the trans-identified want to shut down an organisation that advocates solely for same-sex attracted people. #lovewins eh?

In fact, Twitter is full of comments from people with pink, white and blue flags in their bios calling feminists ‘right wing’ and ‘Nazis’. I was sent a screenshot earlier today where Prior (who has blocked me) was calling me a ‘far right crank’. Honestly, the idea of me being far right is so bloody ludicrous you might as well call me a clownfish.

But I digress. Which are we? A few boring, incompetent middle-aged farts or an army of wild and dangerous battle-ready lunatics?

As @trottydog observed on Twitter:

“Make your minds up Joss and Suzie, are we a cluster of polite and sensible mature women or are we a rampaging mob endangering trans people everywhere? Because without the mob narrative, your fearmongering nonsense doesn’t really stand up does it?”

In the meantime, Marion Millar is waiting to be made an example of.

For Women Scotland told me, The charge against Marion Millar seems highly politically motivated and appears to rely, at best, on interpretation and the belief that women’s rights are inherently hateful. During the Hate Crime Debate, we warned that some SNP officials and supporters were looking to use Hate Crime legislation against political opponents. Before the new law has come has come into force, we have been proven right. Part of the motivation of these complaints appears to be to outlaw legitimate protest: we have, for too long, heard that ribbons and stickers were hateful. It should terrify everyone that the police are now making arbitrary judgements on lawfully held and expressed opinion.

We won’t know what happens next until July 20th, when Millar must report to the courts. By then she will have spent three months not knowing what she is supposed to have done wrong and with the potential threat of prison hanging over her.

Were ‘those’ tweets evil, threatening and fueled by hatred? Well, we won’t know for sure until we are told what they were.

It seems highly unlikely, as Twitter has made no attempt to shut her account down.  A look through her timeline- unsurprisingly- would suggest not: the accusation of homophobia seems especially strange as Marion is consistently an advocate for lesbian rights and the right to be same-sex attracted.

I’m not sure what it means for the future of free speech when a woman can’t express her support for women’s rights without being threatened with prison.

One thing I am sure of though – women won’t wheesht.

 

 

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