Rosie Duffield liked a tweet by Piers Morgan…And then went on to tweet in her defence that female people have a name.

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For this she was mass reported, and publicly condemned by the ‘bad cops’ of Labour Campaign for Trans Rights , while the ‘good cops’ of Labour LGBT+ worked privately to extract an apology. The bullying ended in Duffield taking a twitter break and issuing one of those awful hostage-note apologies.

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Heather Peto of LGBT+ Labour claimed responsibility for negotiating Duffield’s statement and Labour MEP Seb Dance commiserated for the horribly distressing experience this must have been for Peto.

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Dance got a lot of replies to this tweet. He called them a “diatribe of abuse and absurd claims”.

What does a diatribe of abuse look like?

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There were a few that the Twitter algorithms flagged up as potentially offensive (don’t worry, unless you are very easily upset)

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So there you go. Duffield was made to grovel for the “carelessness” of thinking that female human beings might deserve a name. While those who challenged her punishment were smeared as absurd and abusive.

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Women — carelessly being female since 1755

Meanwhile LGBT+ Labour moved on to target its next female parliamentarian.

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I could call what is going on absurd and distressing abuse of women in the Labour party, but unfortunately those words have been redefined.

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