From the Daily Mail:
“Don’t call me ‘he’! Transgender Tory councillor calls in police because Labour opponent keeps calling her ‘he’ in meetings
A Tory councillor who transitioned from male to female a decade ago has complained to police after being addressed as ‘he’ by her Labour opponent.
Transgender Bolton councillor Zoe Kirk-Robinson has accused the town’s former mayor of ‘misgendering’ her after he repeatedly called her ‘he’ and ‘him’ instead of ‘she’ and ‘her’ at a meeting.
Officers are understood to be taking the allegation seriously and investigating the incident as a potential hate crime.”
So calling a man ‘he’ is a potential hate crime! It’s so nice of the police to take men so seriously when they report a hate crime. Women around the world endure human rights abuses daily in the form of verbal abuse, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape, and the vast majority of the time the perpetrators are never convicted. But obviously a hate crime involving a grammatically correct pronoun used against a man is a police priority!
Mr. Kirk-Robinson is firmly opposed to so-called “hate crimes” against transwomen, but when it comes to actual women, he is not so kind.
It’s okay to call actual women “worthless bitch” and “sick, twisted old bitch,” apparently.
These guys are always making it clear that even though they “identify as women,” they hate actual women, and they aren’t seen as women by other people. If he was actually seen as a woman, then no one would give a shit if someone was verbally abusing him. Verbal abuse directed at women is no big deal and not a problem because we are seen as less than human. Transwomen believe in their fully human status and so does everyone else around them, because everyone knows they’re male.
Does anyone else think about what would happen if it became a hate crime to call a man “he,” and if you could actually get arrested for it?