Tom Slater disapproves of the thought police.
Cops told a blogger to ‘tone down’ her comments about transgenderism.
Picture the scene. On Monday morning, 74-year-old Margaret Nelson – a former humanist celebrant turned blogger – was woken by a phone call. It was the police.
Speaking to the Ipswich Star, Nelson said the officer on the other end of the line proceeded to tell her that her recent comments online had ‘upset people’, and asked her ‘to tone things down’.
And what had Nelson said to warrant such insane intrusion? That, as far as she is concerned, trans-women are not women. One blog post, which she says was singled out by the cops, argued that ‘death doesn’t misgender’ – that a dissected corpse of a transgender person would appear to be of his or her natal sex, not the sex they chose to present as in life.
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