“I only said…”: the verbal sleight of hand that allows transphobes to claim they’re not transphobic

Anti-trans campaigners keep claiming that they are only exercising their right to “free speech”: their claim has more in common with the average stroppy teenager than anything akin to grown-up discourse.

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

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