More good news from the TIE campaign:
318 women across the country & counting have now signed @RhiannonV open letter supporting the trans community. Politicians, lawyers, campaigners, psychologists, writers, academics, womenâ€™s support workers, teachers, journalists & more form the collective: https://t.co/QiSFK20F8U pic.twitter.com/cU9qSfXWeD
â€” TIE (@tiecampaign) 6 March 2019
Â And entirely predictable news from one of the signatories, the journalist Angela Haggerty.Â HaggertyÂ has been targeted by anti-trans activists. Other signatories have been targeted too. As Haggerty posted on Twitter:
This is what the @tiecampaign letter was addressing. The tone and nature of this stuff is very distressing, and completely unnecessary.
…Women supporting the trans community should not have to face malicious misrepresentation simply for speaking out. I hope others will join us and put their names to the @tiecampaign letter – this stuff is harmful.
Once again there are very strong parallels between anti-choice activists, far-right figureheads and anti-trans activists: they’re all very well behaved on TV, but on social media the mask quickly slips.