Councillor Martyn Rawlinson liked two tweets, perhaps innocently, in which TERFs responded to crass tweets by trans activists.
Regardless of his intent, Rawlinson, an elected official should apologize and move to right his faux pas.
It is easy to lose one’s head to TERF antagonists and equally easy to bond with propagandists. TERF modus operandi is to scurry out from under a rock, publicly provoke an angry reaction, then slide back under to anonymity. Thus leaving both friend and foe holding big bags full of regrettable utterances.
Cabinet Minister Martyn Rawlinson could have easily rectified this and made this a non-starter.
Instead, he willfully ignored pleas from members of the LGBT community, giving TERF (Trans Exclusionary Regressive Feminist) another British propagandist.
Labour’s Martyn Rawlinson, did you know a trans person is murdered every day? Did you know that more trans people were murdered this year than ever before?
We have just added a basic “statistics” page to https://t.co/J3Hrp48BtQ.
It lays bare what we already knew:
— TransLivesMatter (@TDoRinfo) December 1, 2020
Do you realize that your present public position puts trans blood on your hands? This isn’t salacious or libelous, it’s reality.
The two tweets Councillor Martyn Rawlinson “liked.”
I do not give permission to have the word woman appropriated.
Anyone else? pic.twitter.com/7tlkxAxWOa
— Jennifer ???♀️?? (@babybeginner) December 14, 2020
When will this end?!! pic.twitter.com/HLMgshMLuT
— Jennifer ???♀️?? (@babybeginner) December 15, 2020
Martyn Rawlinson, you are getting owned. TERFs don’t have a political affiliation, a religion, or an organization. What they do have is a highly developed sense of irony. And believe me, they are laughing at you now.
Gaslighting this trans person was disgusting and shameful.
Lancs Live reporting completely unsubstantiated claims of bigotry at Preston Council, the Lib Dem Leader falsely stating that it was Labour Councillors and the accuser refusing to say what, when or who. Just another day in the post truth media era. pic.twitter.com/toqGVcbcwU
— Martyn Rawlinson (@martynrolly) December 19, 2020
How to save lives and regain your dignity Councillor? Two clicks.