The left is eating itself in a trans culture war

Mar 13, 2020 by

by Melanie Phillips, The Times:

The Guardian has been convulsed after publishing an article by its longstanding columnist Suzanne Moore. Its appearance triggered a letter of protest to the editor, signed by 338 Guardian and Observer employees. Getting on for half the workforce thus believe that their readers should not have been allowed to see what Moore wrote.

Cue a blazing row at The Guardian’s editorial conference, with one trans member of staff claiming as a result to be too frightened to go to work. This employee subsequently resigned after reportedly receiving anti-trans comments from “influential editorial staff”. In these circumstances, this might have been something as terrifying, aggressive and life-threatening as being told “I am a woman and you are a man” (or vice versa). Raw bigotry indeed.

Moore’s column, said this member of staff, was “the straw that broke the camel’s back” after a series of pieces pitting trans people against women.

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