I am defending the right to free speech for all.
Grieving the Left
Fighting for Free Speech “The ordinary woman”
Interviewed under caution : Does free speech exist?
Statement on my tweets and WPUK
1st February I received a text message from a police officer in West Yorkshire asking for me to get in touch. Not believing that our police force is so strapped for cash that this would be a genuine text I ignored it. Later that day when driving down the lane from my house to the supermarket I noticed a few missed calls from the same number. I pulled over and returned the call.
A policeman in a friendly Yorkshire accent told me that Susie Green, CEO of Mermaids, had reported me to the police and that the police had got my details from Twitter. It had taken them some months to attain it and the report had been made July 2017. He said this was the topic of conversation around the dinner table, and he could understand my point of view as he has a teenage son. He also, rather troublingly, said I was a test case. He joked about this new “human rights” fight and compared it to both gay rights and black rights, I explained that lesbians had never asked to be called straight and black people didn’t want to be white both fights were about the dignity and respect as human beings and equal rights. Trans rights are not the same, these activists seem to want to gas light us all into saying black is white. Who really believes that trans women are women? He also mentioned an officer in his office transitioning and something about new pronouns, I asked if that officer would be searching female suspects, he laughed and said he didn’t know. So the police force are more worried about what pronouns to use for this officer than the rights of females he may or may not search.
A solicitor got in touch with the force for disclosure. The attitude of the officer wasn’t quite so friendly in our next call. At the end of a very short call in which we arranged when I would be interviewed he mentioned, for the second time, that if I didn’t attend I would be wanted. I asked him what this meant. He replied that if I tried to leave the country I would be arrested, that if I was pulled over whilst driving I would be arrested and that if the local force had to come to my house to arrest me that I would have to wait some time in the cells as he would have to come down to Wiltshire from West Yorkshire.
I may remind everyone here that I am a stay at home mother to four children and that I am a wife! I’m not Jihadi John, I am not part of a grooming gang or paedophile ring, I haven’t hurt anyone or abused anyone. I am a woman with an opinion.
I was forwarded the disclosure, pages and pages of Susie Green’s life story and not remotely relevant to the case. She accuses two other people beside me but I’m the only one that resides in the UK and so I am the target. The report consisted of eight tweets six of which mentions Mermaids spanning October 2016 to August 2017. The main gripe Susie has is that I refer to castration in my tweets about her son. It is not news to those who are familiar with Susie Green that she did take her son to Thailand at sixteen to get SRS surgery which involves castration, clearly. Jackie Green’s own words as detailed in the Daily Mail. “ I was prescribed 'blockers' by a doctor in Boston when was I was twelve.” “And so, aged 16, Jackie Green became the youngest person in the world to undergo transgender surgery. ‘Without that surgery, I wouldn’t be here now,’ she says bluntly. ‘I’m a girl, I always have been – there’s never been any doubt in my mind about that. It’s just that my body didn’t match because, as far as I’m concerned, I had a birth defect.’
I met with my solicitor and his fabulous PA the week after. There’s something indescribably exquisite about a very well spoken older gentleman reading out some of my tweets. This should be a regular feature on youtube somewhere! I often tweet with sharp language to add acerbic and unforgiving sentiment at times. I tweet to inform and to allow people too frightened to speak up that they are not alone, their concerns are shared, that its okay not to go along with the current trend of pretending biology doesn’t exist. We are many in number, mainly talking in hushed voices and closed groups. I speak out in a democratic country where I understood free speech still existed.
On 23rd February I attended a police interview. My face weighted down with make up, my hair perfectly curled and my expression one of righteousness the interview began. A PC and a civilian hate crime officer were present. They did a bit of a ping pong style questioning and, although it killed me, I did a confident "no comment" as I looked each directly and defiantly in the eyes. I sat feeling angry and with a weird sense of entitlement, I wanted them to see that I was not afraid. At one point the hate crime officer put to me, with his terrible lower jaw of crowded teeth, "you are factually incorrect about sex reassignment surgery, this does not involved castration" I held a smile behind my steely expression and replied "no comment".
I sat and listened to the entirety of both statements made by Susie Green, the life story, the accusations and the loose grip she seems to have on reality. They asked if I understood what hurt and upset I caused, if I would be upset, if I would say it to her face? I replied no comment, but I would, I would say it to her face, I would say it with more words and demand answers. If presented with that woman I would tell her exactly what I think. People that have known me for any length of time would be in no doubt that I do speak out if I see something is unjust. I am *that* woman, I intervene, I confront, I speak up. I was accused of being transphobic for referring to Janet Mock, an American trans activist who claims prostitution is route of passage for “trans girls” in their teens, as Mr Mock. The officers also asked me if I knew other people named in Susie's complaint, as if to try and frame my objections as a conspiracy.
Rather than transferring notes and being interviewed by local police West Yorkshire police insisted on interviewing me themselves and two officers spent the night before my interview in a local Premiere Inn.
I will not kowtow to an ideology that demands I cannot speak the truth. I will not be compelled to say a man is a woman, or that sterilising children is okay, that encouraging kids who don’t fit in or who struggle with their identity that a good solution is puberty blockers and cross sex hormones and a life time of drugs. I will not pretend that I think a charity courted by the police, children’s charities and even the Royal family is one with great outcomes for all children it touches. I will not pretend that a woman who circumvents UK law to give her son treatments not allowed in the UK is right or good.
16 days after the police interview I am sat at home in limbo.
I am a test case.
This fight is just beginning.
ITV tonight show discussing transing children.
Statement on ITV appearance
In January I was put in touch with Tim Maynard of ITN, he was overseeing a program on transgender kids and wanted an alternative view to the doublespeak ideology of medicalising gender non conforming/transgender children. As a concerned parent I agreed to be featured, I wanted to present the other view, the view that considers all children within a school environment and how they are impacted by trans centred trans policies.
We filmed in a cafe in London for about three hours. Three concerned mothers and a presenter, discussing our children's experiences of transgender ideology and the one sided views schools are compelled to deliver from the poor information the government and Department of Education provides. This approach means that a trans identifying boy is allowed in our daughter's space, in her changing rooms and toilets. This approach is very much against the interests of girls.
Tim Maynard was chatty and friendly on the phone. He recounted the story of his brother who was an effeminate boy and possibly a candidate for being transed in today's culture but thankfully was allowed to grow into a happy gay adult. I feel Tim and Balinder, a researcher, mislead the three mothers interviewed to show some concern about the unquestioning nature of medicalising gender non conforming children.
However the program was one sided and presented false stats, which was acknowledged by Tim in our first conversation, without question. What was the purpose of the show? To show opponents of transing children as bigoted pearl clutchers? I took a personal risk to myself and my kids in speaking out on this topic and ITN failed to cover some of the key elements of the debate from our side. They did not discuss the fact that trans kids are being centred in schools and what that might mean for girls; what gender confusion does to kids; what introducing these ideologies can do to kids; what puberty blockers do and how they are not reversible; the rise in mastectomies; the insidious coercion of you tubers and so on. ITN showed no integrity to either the debate or to myself.
They PACE statistic frequently misused to be spewed by Paris Lees, a self identifying trans woman, a male trans activist who uses his platform to support no platforming of feminists and to educate women on the empowerment of being catcalled. Paris is an activist that supports no platforming of feminists. They featured a gender diverse organisation with a self defined lesbian who was born a man, therefore not a lesbian.
There are millions of women across this country who share my views on this and ITN "Tonight" failed us all.
I sent this letter to which I've had no reply
I watched the "Trans Kids: The right response?" with interest and excitement that finally a major channel and respected broadcaster would feature both sides of this difficult and controversial topic. With the overwhelming fear of doublespeak and thought control currently being displayed by most outlets I was hopeful, it seems that hope and trust was entirely misplaced.
When I spoke with you you convinced me you would be balanced, you recounted the story of your brother who was an effeminate little boy, who would have been in danger of being transed had he been born these days, and how he's a happy gay male. We chatted for some time on the phone and I really was convinced you agreed with me.
However the program was one sided and presented false stats, which you also acknowledged in our first conversation, without question. What was the purpose of the show? To show opponents of transing children as bigoted pearl clutchers? I took a personal risk to myself and my kids in speaking out on this topic and you failed to cover some of the key elements of the debate from our side. You did not discuss the fact that trans kids are being centred in schools and what that might mean for girls; what gender confusion does to kids; what introducing these ideologies can do to kids; what puberty blockers do and how they are not reversible; the rise in mastectomies; the insidious coercion of you tubers and so on. You showed no integrity to either the debate or to myself.
Paris Lees writes in Vice to encourage girls to have anal and group sex, he writes from a male perspective, he repeats the idea that being a woman is simply a feeling. He is an activist that supports no platforming of feminists. You featured a gender diverse organisation with a self defined lesbian who was born a man, therefore not a lesbian.
You have in no uncertain terms contributed to the erasure of lesbians and women and I've no doubt that in time you will realise what it feels like to be complicit. You betrayed my trust. Today I wonder if this was your intention all along.