Woke mob attacks BBC over publishing stories of lesbians ‘being pressured into sex by some trans women’ — RT World News
BBC facing backlash due to a BBC report about transphobic lesbians refusing to have sexual relations with trans women. The author was forced to remove her Twitter account after she received numerous complaints.
This article was published by the BBC on Tuesday and addressed some British lesbians “increasingly being pressured and coerced”Trans women should be accepted as partners.
Caroline Lowbridge was interviewed by several lesbians. They shared stories about how they felt shamed for only being attracted to women biologically, and rejected the notion that a penis might also be a feminine organ. One claimed that her refusal to have sex with trans women had led to her being branded transphobic, a genital fetishist, a pervert and a ‘terf’ – a ‘trans exclusionary radical feminist’.
According to those interviewed for the story, the harassment came from a minority of trans women, as well as woke activists who weren’t trans themselves.
A woman said once that someone had told her, and she agreed with her view. “said they would strangle me with a belt if they were in a room with me and Hitler.”
One of her friends recalled the accusation she received from her girlfriend about her being unfaithful. “transphobic” “immediately jumped to make me feel guilty about not wanting to sleep with someone” after she said she didn’t want to have a threesome with a trans woman, who had not undergone genital surgery and still had a male organ.
Another interviewee admitted to being under pressure and that she had sex penetratively with a transwoman, even though she didn’t feel attracted. “I felt very bad for hating every moment” of the intercourse, she said, adding that she didn’t tell anybody about the experience over fears of being excluded from the LGBT community.
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Lowbridge admitted in her article, that the term “a lesbian” is not what it seems to be. “huge problem,”It was difficult to assess the extent of abuse because of a lack of research. She claimed that she only knew of one study on transgender lesbians being forced to have sex.
It was carried out online by radical campaign group ‘Get the L Out’ back in 2019 and saw 80 women taking part, with 56% of respondents confirming that they felt intimidated or had received threats in LGBT groups. Those behind the paper acknowledged that the sample size wasn’t representative enough, but stressed that it was still important to highlight the issue.
It turned out that many in the woke community didn’t really want the issue to be highlighted, however as the BBC received hundreds of complaints after Lowbridge’s article was published.
Users on Twitter reported that the broadcaster removed the story quickly from the website homepage to the archive. This is a rare occurrence for large feature pieces.
The author was also apparently swarmed by angry commentators, as Lowbridge’s Twitter account was deactivated several hours after the story’s publication.
Social media users joined mainstream media outlets in criticizing the BBC’s article.
The Daily Beast accuses the British broadcaster “fear-mongering,” saying that Lowbridge’s piece “is not just wrong, it’s dangerous.”
The BBC attempted to publish the report. “frame cisgender lesbians as defenseless maidens and equate trans women with aggressive, cisgender male sexual predators,”Dawn Ennis (journalist), insisted on the rejection.
Lowbridge was also grilled by her. “an ironically new, very low threshold for balanced reporting,”Over the limited number of respondents she interviewed, and her referencing research that included only 80 people “a limited group of people via an anti-trans site.”
The Daily Beast writer reduced the testimonies by the victims in the BBC’s article to “anecdotal accounts of a**holish behavior,”Used by broadcaster for spreading “anti-transgender propaganda, transphobia.”
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American online LGBT magazine Them labeled Lowbridge’s story as “the latest provocation in an ongoing war against trans women playing out in British media.” The outlet recalled other BBC articles on the trans issue that it didn’t like, including an April report citing the UK’s National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which said that there was “very low”There is evidence that supports the use puberty-blocking drugs as a treatment for youth struggling with gender identity.
As for Lowbridge’s piece, James Factora, writing for Them, insisted that it was mainly based on accounts from “anti-trans groups,”Whose testimonies were “chock full of anti-trans talking points and harmful myths.”
According to Factora however, the BBC reporter also interviewed transgender people. “very few humanizing viewpoints [from them] are included” in Lowbridge’s article.
But not all reactions were negative. Many people on the internet praised BBC’s ability to provide the information. “courage”To run this story in current political climate, Lowbridge praised. “putting her career on the line.”Some commentators suggested that this pressure was the same as for lesbians. “rape culture,”While others claimed that even just a few dozen cases would be enough to alarm,
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