Deny, diminish, deflect
Shades of Rotherham as left wing men do their best to cover up a sex abuse scandal
In welcome news, the complaints directed at the BBC piece finally exposing the Cotton Ceiling have been outnumbered by the supportive comments sent by you, normal people who don’t think lesbians should be coerced into sex by crossdressing men.
To the rape-apologists, The BBC sent this impressive statement.
Thank you for getting in touch. We have received a wide range of feedback from those who find the article challenging as well as those who welcome its publication. The article was carefully considered before publication, went through a rigorous editorial review process and fully complies with the BBCs editorial guidelines and standards. Some argue that the article is flawed because it is “based on a survey of 80 people”. The article itself states that there is little research in this area that the survey featured was conducted on social media and is therefore self-selecting, and even the author of the survey admits it may not be a representative sample. Furthermore, there is a link to the detail of the findings, which enables the reader to make their own minds about the replies the sample generated, but the article is more than just the survey.
The journalist’s work involved months of speaking to many people about the topic, and the article includes testimony from a range of different sources and provides appropriate context. As a public service broadcaster we explore a wide range of issues and perspectives and we believe it deals with a matter worthy of investigation. We have a strong commitment to impartiality, which means we constantly consider and evaluate which stories to cover and how. Impartiality is fundamental and includes covering stories on any point of the spectrum of debate and stories.
Of course, this has displeased those who have been getting away with silencing these victims by calling them TERFs for the last ten years.
John McManus compared the situation to the Savile scandal—a comparison we’ve often made here in the past—and Owen’s followers (mostly men) did their very best to attack the victims and the messenger.
Owen Jones leapt into action and his followers rallied to his side, doing their best to deny, deflect and diminish the testimonies of the women in the piece.
McManus is right to reference Savile, but there are other precedents. The Catholic Church sex abuse scandal is echoed in the creation of a sacred class that cannot be questioned or scrutinised, but I’m reminded most of all of Rotherham, where 1,400 children were sexually abused between 1997 and 2013.
Children as young as 11 were “raped by multiple perpetrators, abducted, trafficked to other cities in England, beaten and intimidated” by a Pakistani grooming gang who operated with impunity, partly because a left-wing council was scared of being called racist. There was also “inadequate scrutiny and a culture of covering things up” combined with a contemptuous attitude toward the victims.
The men in the photo above insist that their fellow men should have access to women’s changing rooms, toilets etc, if they present as women. They are men arguing that their fellow men are not a danger to women, despite the reams of evidence to the contrary. They are dismissing out of hand the testimony of the sixty British women in the BBC piece, the 43 American women whose testimonies form the basis of this book, and the countless women who have been ringing the alarm bell for years.
For too long, men like Owen Jones and his followers have been doing everything in their power to shut these victims up. They’ve had much success, with the women-hating incels at Twitter as co-conspiracists. They can’t be allowed to continue. Follow John McManus and send him support. Don’t let these men intimidate the BBC into allowing another sex scandal to drag on a second longer than it should.
UPDATE: Just been sent this.