Bad faith patterns

The misrepresentation of research

jane fae
14 min readSep 25, 2022

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Image adapted from Galileo showing the Doge of Venice how to use the telescope by Giuseppe Bertini (1858): public domain. Captioned: Doge: “So, close both eyes… …and I will see proof that trans women worship the devil?” Galileo: “Yes, your Popiness!” Doge: “You know I’m not the actual Pope: just the Doge of Venice?” Galileo: “R-r-ruff!”
Adapted from Galileo showing the Doge of Venice how to use the telescope by Giuseppe Bertini (1858): public domain

This week, the anti-trans have been out and about once more pushing the fraudulent line that trans women display a “male pattern” of offending. Like, we’re all rapists, doncha know.

This is bare-faced misrepresentation of the one supposed major piece of research in this area. It shouldn’t take more than a simple reading of what the research says to

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jane fae

Feminist, writer, campaigner on political and sexual liberty who also knows a bit about IT, the law and policing. Not entirely serious…