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Dec 19, 2021·edited Dec 19, 2021Liked by mole at the counter

Hi my name is Mandy Neeson. I'm the woman in "Patricia's story"- Graham's substack 20th Oct..

https://grahamlinehan.substack.com/p/patricias-story?r=hltt4&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=direct

I thought I would have been welcoming care experienced youngsters into my home to celebrate our family Christmas with me this year but instead I spend time writing to MSPs, councillors and anyone else I can think of who I hope will care about what is happening to women and children in Scotland.

#womenwontwheesht - well certainly not this one anyway xx

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Thank you for that. I’m retired so there is not a lot anyone can take from me but I fully understand the pressures for young employed people. My daughter recently had an email from a friend of twenty years not only condemning her gender critical views but with a veiled threat about the effect on her job. Shocked is not strong enough to describe the level of betrayal she felt. So best wishes to you all. This will pass eventually but the effects on how we see the world and it’s people will be affected.

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Best wishes to Lauren - and all of the subscribers on here who may be in similar positions. Just do what you can and do what is best for you and yours.

Good luck, friends.

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Thank you for your story. How are we going to go about coming out? My name is Jen Swayne and I am not only Gender Critical, but a Granarchist also xx

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Dec 19, 2021Liked by mole at the counter

I’m Jan Riley, and honoured to stand beside my GC family.

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And I am honoured to stand alongside good people like yourself.

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Dec 19, 2021Liked by mole at the counter

That means a lot ty 😊

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I have been GC before I even knew it was a thing. As a retired doctor and former powerlifter I have views both from the medical and sports side of the debate (I find it bizarre that there is a need for a debate). Today I have posted the GC logo on social media and await any response at all. Most of my friends won’t acknowledge it or dare to like it; I suspect none of them will say anything negative to me directly. Good luck everyone.

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Dec 19, 2021·edited Dec 19, 2021

FWIW, this is what I have posted on Twitter, Facebook and IG (not that many follow me!):

This day is "Gender Critical Coming Out Day", being the anniversary of this seminal tweet from JK Rowling.

I do not believe in gender theory, which is an ideology making extraordinary claims yet having no basis in reality. These ideas are being pushed into schools, institutions and statute books without proper scrutiny and consideration for their consequence. Yet examination or criticism of these ideas is regarded as heretical and persons doing so are denounced and publicly shamed as "Transphobic". This is a disingenuous conflation of ideas. Activists exploit the compassion we all feel for people with gender dysphoria, in order to smuggle a theory which, among other things, fundamentally changes what it is to be a woman. Gender theory is aggressively promoted by Trans Activists but it is not helpful for Trans people or for Gay people, particularly Lesbians. It is especially dangerous for impressionable children. It is important to take a stand on this issue and to support open discussion and debate. This is a free society. Let's talk about it.

#GenderCriticalComingOutDay #SexNotGender #IStandWithReality @jk_rowling

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great post Bob

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Dec 19, 2021Liked by mole at the counter

Happy GC coming out Day ,everyone. Stay safe. Brilliant post by Lauren 👏👏👏👏👏👏We just c can't let these cowardly bullies win. I don't do social media ,it's way too toxic for me ,but I talk about this subject frequently to anyone who'll listen and I haven't yet met any resistance at all. Keep talking ,people 👍👍👍👍👍👍💟💟

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Dec 19, 2021·edited Dec 19, 2021

I’ve tried speaking to people in real life, they all think I’m mental conspiracy theorist and become an overnight bigot. Pretty sure it’s already broken a few bonds. It’s all I can risk at the moment. Im sure in time it’ll click and they’ll realise what I was talking about. But god knows what the incident will be to break into average persons psyche if the news media have made it this far mainly pretending nothing is happening.

Anyway, more importantly, does anyone know if those two douchebags on Twitter worrying about their safety are ok on this day of literal violence?

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Dec 19, 2021·edited Dec 19, 2021

Forstater is a marvellously disobedient woman. She’s a warrior. I can’t imagine how she does it. But I admire her tenacity.

Most reasonable adults will eventually see the contradictions. Your daughter is a wonderful example. She may not be angry yet. But she’s halfway there by being bored of it all. Probably sees the misogyny in the idea of penis owning ‘lesbians’ but not ready to give in to society’s idea of bigotry. Not yet… but there’s only so much you can take. Only so much you can accept.

My friends are not eye rolling yet… not even internally. But every story of someone showing fatigue with it all gives me hope.

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The ‘spicy straights’ I find very hard to tolerate. But I get it’s not my place to kick off about straight people calling themselves queer.

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I'm very encouraged by the reaction of your daughter!

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I can announce here and now that after a major crowd funding appeal involving next door's cat, a slightly irritable hibernating hedgehog and half-eaten Jaffa Cake, that I have managed to collect and secure funding sufficient to send a transit van full of 'thoughts and prayers' to these poor souls.

That should do the trick.

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Dec 19, 2021Liked by mole at the counter

Beautifully put. I can almost hear the bugler playing The Last Post-Op.

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Dec 19, 2021Liked by mole at the counter

Oh very good 😂

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Dec 19, 2021Liked by mole at the counter

Aw, Ewen, made me all emosh!

#prayforthepatriarchy

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Dec 19, 2021Liked by mole at the counter

Lol !!👍👍👍

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Dec 19, 2021Liked by mole at the counter

🥰

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Dec 19, 2021Liked by mole at the counter

Thanks Lauren for sharing your story. Keep doing the fab work that you’re doing.

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Thank you, Lauren. The only thing I would take issue with is that I don't think it's enough to state that dysphoria is medicalised, because mental health treatments are medicalised more often than not. Dysphoria is physiologised (which probably isn't a word), since the dominant interventions concern physiological interventions such as surgery, rather than psychological exploration of the underlying issues. Anyway, that's just my tuppence worth!

Thank you very much for sharing your experience. Know that we stand with you.

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Dec 19, 2021Liked by mole at the counter

Just commented to an article in the Daily Record ( a Scottish tabloid ) which reports that "Quiddich " ,the game invented by JK Rowling in the Harry Potter books ,is to have its name changed in order to " distance " it from its inventor ,due to her alleged " controversial " views !! Disgraceful virtue signalling by the cowards who run that sport ,and I said we much in my comments !! # I stand with jk rowling 👍👍👍👍👍👍💟💟💟💟

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Doesn't that just expose how childishly pathetic they and their movement really is.

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Dec 19, 2021Liked by mole at the counter

Thanks to Lauren for this post. I'm coming out at Teatime when I know peoples will be home. Currently colouring in a picture of salivating Furries. Hoping a bit of humour might help get the message across

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Very proud of all those daring to come out today. Predictably, the glance I had at Twitter earlier revealed that the hashtag has been hijacked by those who shout, abuse and/or are simply delusional. I imagine with the ways of Tw*tter their posts are probably 'promoted'. Plenty claiming that science and reality are on THEIR side (of course with a curious lack of supporting evidence). Not seen one GC poster shouting abuse, most are either sharing the hashtag or explaining why they are GC. Amusingly (if you can see it that way), lots of those hurling abuse are also bleating about being oppressed/literally murdered. Nothing that shifts my belief that trans ideology is a fundamentalist cult, because no other conclusion explains to me how otherwise intelligent and reasonable folk believe it so dogmatically. If I hadn't already peaked, today would have done it.

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