he [Bryson]

ITV on that rapist fella:

A transgender rapist who raped two women has been jailed for eight years at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Isla Bryson, from Clydebank, was sentenced to eight years in prison with a further three years on licence.

The 31-year-old was convicted last month of raping two women: one in Clydebank in 2016; and one in Drumchapel, Glasgow, in 2019; committing the offences while known as Adam Graham.

That is, committing the crimes before changing his male name to a female one.

Bryson met both the victims online, with prosecutors saying Bryson “preyed” on vulnerable women.

The case sparked an uproar after Bryson was initially housed in an all-female prison before being moved to the male estate following the outcry.

Note the frightened avoidance of the pronoun, a part of speech whose purpose is to avoid the clumsy awkwardness of repeating the name over and over.

Then there’s a bit where the reporter actually corrects the victim for saying “he.”

The second victim, who gave evidence via live video-link, told the court Bryson continued to have sex with her after she said stop.

The victim’s police statement said Bryson instead told her to “stay there” because “he [Bryson] wasn’t finished”. The victim told the court: “I said to stop but he [Bryson] just kept on going, and that’s when I just closed my eyes and I am doing what he wanted to do.”

Oh gosh how impolite of her to call the man who raped her “he.”

H/t Alan Peakall

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