Women won’t wheesht

One of those times when your eyes bug out because you just cannot believe what you’re reading.


FOR TWEETS. For tweets that some damn fool of a cop considers “homophobic” or “transphobic” (and why do I suspect that “homophobic” is tossed in there to shield the “transphobic” bit when it’s really the “transphobic” they’re in a lather about?). Are all the cops in Scotland hunched over their phones reading all the tweets in the universe to find people to interrogate and charge?

It’s their damn fool “hate crimes” law.

MSPs have passed Scotland’s controversial new hate crime law.

The legislation consolidates existing law and extends protection for vulnerable groups with a new offence of “stirring up hatred”.

And what does “stirring up hatred” include? Why, skepticism about magic gender, of course, if you have the bad taste to air such skepticism on Twitter.

Under the bill, offences are considered “aggravated” – which could influence sentencing – if they involve prejudice on the basis of age, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity or variations in sex characteristics (sometimes described as “intersex” physical or biological characteristics).

But not sex itself, so threatening women with rape and dismemberment is fine, but say a man can’t be a woman and bam, you’re in a cell.

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