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UK Mother Arrested And Detained For 7 Hours After ‘Misgendering’ Trans Activist

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

The days when liberals could credibly claim that “nobody will go to jail” for violating laws making misgendering a trans individual a crime are now firmly in the past. And though the UK hasn’t passed such a law – like Canada did back in 2017 – apparently, UK police are now acquiescing to demands that individuals who misgender a trans person on the Internet can be investigated and charged for engaging in a “targeted harassment campaign.

Because according to a report in the Daily Mail, a 38-year-old mother from Hertfordshire was arrested in front of her two young children then brought to a nearby police station for questioning, where she was locked in a cell without the use of hygiene products (which she said she had specifically requested) while police questioned her about the incident.

Writing on online forum Mumsnet, Mrs Scottow – who has also been served with a court order that bans her from referring to her accuser as a man – claimed: “I was arrested in my home by three officers, with my autistic ten-year-old daughter and breastfed 20-month-old son present.”

“I was then detained for seven hours in a cell with no sanitary products (which I said I needed) before being interviewed then later released under investigation…I was arrested for harassment and malicious communications because I called someone out and misgendered them on Twitter.”

The woman in question, Kate Scottow, was arrested after repeatedly misgendering transgender activist Stephanie Hayden during a debate on the UK-based online forum Mumsnet. After being detained (Scottow was also served with an order prohibiting from ever referring to Hayden as a man), police confiscated Scottow’s phone and la

UK Mother Arrested And Detained For 7 Hours After 'Misgendering' Trans Activist

Scottow (left) and Hayden (right)

ptop, and have so far refused to return them more than two months later. The Hertfordshire PD confirmed the arrest, saying “We take all reports of malicious communication seriously.”

 

Court papers obtained by the Mail confirmed that Scottow had been detained for engaging in a “campaign of targeted harassment” and that she multiple twitter accounts to “defame” Hayden, a trans activit.

High Court papers obtained by The Mail on Sunday detail how Mrs Scottow is accused of a ‘campaign of targeted harassment’ against Miss Hayden, allegedly motivated by her ‘status as a transgender woman’.

The papers claim that, as a ‘toxic’ debate raged online over plans to allow people to ‘self-ID’ as another gender, Mrs Scottow tweeted ‘defamatory’ messages about Miss Hayden.

She is also alleged to have used accounts in two names to ‘harass, defame, and publish derogatory and defamatory tweets’ about Miss Hayden, including referring to her as male, stating she was ‘racist, xenophobic and a crook’ and mocking her as a ‘fake lawyer’.

Mrs Scottow denied harassing or defaming Miss Hayden and said she holds a ‘genuine and reasonable belief’ that a human ‘cannot practically speaking change sex’, but Deputy Judge Jason Coppel QC issued an interim injunction that bans her from posting any personal information about Miss Hayden on social media, ‘referencing her as a man’ or linking her to her ‘former male identity’.

And Scottow isn’t the only person who has faced legal repercussions for engaging in these types of debates with Hayden.

Sitcom writer Graham Linehan was given a verbal harassment warning by West Yorkshire Police after transgender activist Stephanie Hayden reported him for referring to her by her previous names and pronouns on Twitter.

As a reminder, here’s how far the fight for trans rights has come over the past year:

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  • Ma_Laoshi

    According to the body of the article, there may be some gray area here. Was Ms. Scottow really arrested for misgendering, or did her online activities rise to cyberstalking and doxxing? Anyway this whole gender circus is just a red herring–just another gateway drug to acclimate society to the idea that no wrongthink and wrongspeech will be permitted going forward.

    Unfortunately I’m worried that a Corbyn government would be even loopier on this issue than the current one. Not always clear to me if the Left plans on ever becoming relevant again.

    • Tudor Miron

      This goes much deeper than “wrongthink/wrongspeech”. This is dismantling of society cornerstones – creating total chaos in the minds regarding what is right and what is wrong. Removing traditional family values and such leads to creating a sheeple society of mindless consumers. Easy to control and manipulate. Europe is doomed.

    • You can call me Al

      I don’t even understand this nonsense, what the hell is misgendering ?. Stupid fucking World we live in now.

      • ruca

        It’s a made-up word that is supposed to be our responsibility. Mental illness is a bitch.

  • V. Mecki

    I think that a forensic doctor could clarify the situation in less than 10 minutes.

  • Tommy Jensen

    How dare you.

  • IMHO

    Good plus evil only bears evil. Right plus wrong always equals wrong. This is what the compromise of democracy gets you and why it always degenerates. Evil ALWAYS wins in a democracy.

    • AmericanCossack

      I agree. Liberal democracy is a breeding ground for this kind of insanity.

  • Neil

    Eric Idle was a more convincing woman.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Theresa May is a more convincing woman as well , Neil :)

      • Neil

        Florian, I don’t know about ‘Theresa’. I certainly wouldn’t perform a ‘Crocodile Dundee test’ on him/her because I wouldn’t pick up him/her in a bar. Anyway, I have more serious issues to raise with ‘Theresa’ if we meet in a bar.

        I’m very happy to address a bearded man in a dress as ‘miss’ but these serious transgenders would have less trouble with misgendering if they were a bit more feminine.

        • FlorianGeyer

          I am just bemused about the whole trans gender circus.

          Its all political nonsense to create a system of controlling thoughts as laid down in the list of Mind Control and Laws to create a system of tyranny, described in the ‘Frankfurt School of Thought’ during the 1920’s in Germany.

          If you look at the list , all have been accomplished.
          The results being a gradual degradation of society. One could say that its a retrograde step that can reinvent the tyrannies of the past.

          • Neil

            Do you have a link to read about that stuff? The Wikipedia article is rambling. What was on their list?

            The gender issue is certainly being used as a political tool, particularly in the US: a diversion from more serious issues such as foreign policy and corporation/state tyranny. It is absurd that a tranny can legally kick up a stink about misgendering when he/she’s got a big, stubbly jaw and you can see his cock and balls bulging in his dress. It’s tranny tyranny!

            If they call you ‘mister’, you’re not a very good tranny. Get over it!

            People can do whatever they want if it doesn’t hurt anyone, in my opinion.

          • FlorianGeyer

            This is a well written English account of the Frankfurt school. Enjoy.

            http://tapnewswire.com/2012/06/11-recommendations-of-frankfurt-school/

          • Neil

            Yes, that makes sense, although the objective of these puppet masters now seems to be world-domination rather than ideological communism. The tactics have stayed the same. Alex Jones often talks about ‘the globalists’ using these same tactics.

          • FlorianGeyer

            Only the facts that the Zionists wish to bury that are made easily available for people to see, will be able to thwart the global Zionists.

            We have been there before historically in various continents of the world many times, and semi globally once with the British Empire.

            “At its height, it was the largest empire in history and, for over a century, was the foremost global power. By 1913, the British Empire held sway over 412 million people,23% of the world population at the time ( The worlds population is many times larger now ,100 years later), and by 1920, it covered 35,500,000 km2 (13,700,000 sq mi),24% of the Earth’s total land area.”

            https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/11/british-have-invaded-90-percent-countries-earth/321789/

            It took the cost of two world wars to reduce the British Empire to the Commonwealth associates we see today , and with it ,the global dependence on the Pound.

          • Neil

            I see Zionism as the new British Empire: empire by proxy. 1916 Balfour Declaration and 1917 creation of KSA were a strategic move to dominate the ME in 21st century, to prevent Iran from dominating, allied with China.

            British and US deep states never disagree on foreign policy. Israel is allowed free rein to lobby politicians in a way no other nation or special interest would be. So they’re all controlled by the same clique? Rotschields and Von Battenburgs?

            Do you remember the books, Illuminatus, by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea? One of the ideas was that religions and ideologies, such as Zionism, are used as a tool by megalomaniacs to achieve their goal of dominance, and when the battle changes, the megalomaniacs will move their allegiance to another religion or ideology which suits their purpose. So, they’re superficially Zionists but underneath they’re not religious, not principled in any way; they’re just a gang of thugs.

          • FlorianGeyer

            ” they’re just a gang of thugs.”

            That has been my premise for years now. It’s always been the same everywhere, although some are more benign than others.

          • ruca

            it’s all in the divide and conquer zio-handbook.

          • FlorianGeyer

            Yes, the Zio scum are no different really to all the self appointed ‘High Priests’ who seek control over others by force and guile, for their personal gain, and Zionists feel safer in a cage containing many types of human ‘animals’ , whereas a cage full of humans who despise Zionists as I do, is a dangerous place to be.

            We live in a world where the High Priests pretend to care for their subjects and send them off to die in wars, in order to steal another nations wealth , whilst the High Priests cheer us on from behind and embrace their ‘gold’.

            What most of their subjects refuse to see is the fact that when not enough plunder is left to steal from other nations, the High Priests will steal from their own subjects via penal taxation and direct theft and even murder of those who have great wealth.

            Today, medical advances even enable the High Priests to ‘steal’ body organs in order to prolong their disgusting lives.

          • Luke Hemmming

            Dam right. It’s a trap!!

      • Sinbad2
        • FlorianGeyer

          Python is as funny today as it was then in the late 70’s.

          I also enjoyed the Holy Grail as well, in fact I went to see it three times I think ,and there was always a twist that I had not realised before. :)

    • Sinbad2
      • Neil

        That is really funny.

  • Tudor Miron

    Defending freedom of perversion :) Europeans – I feel sorry for you but you deserve your fate. Process is accelerating – 10, 15 years at max and one would not recognize good old Europe.

    • Barba_Papa

      Actually, this is the UK, which wants to leave Europe. The disease of the mind that is called social justice has taken root there even more virulently then in the US and Canada. So don’t blame us for the craziness that goes on in there. It’s a silly place.

      • Tudor Miron

        Are you trying to say that rest of the old Europe is any different than UK in terms of dismantling traditional values?

        • Barba_Papa

          Germany and the Scandinavian countries obviously have had it pretty bad as well, but the rest of Europe has suffered less, and there are populist parties even in Scandinavia and Germany pushing back. The UK doesn’t seem to have this and is suffering far worse from social justice terrorism then even in the US. When was the last time you heard the US police arresting anyone for saying nasty words on the internet?

          No, in Europe the UK is patient Zero as far as social justice terrorism is concerned.

          • Tudor Miron

            You are talking about specific aspects while I’m talking about overall situation – “large picture”.

  • You can call me Al

    “‘MISGENDERING’ TRANS ACTIVIST” – Do what ?. I got confused and stopped at the headline.

    • Barba_Papa

      From what I gathered from Sargon of Akkad its feminist infighting. There’s the Turfs, who hate men and think only a natural born woman is a woman vs. the Intersectionalists, who also hate men and who think anyone can change gender to anything they desire. And who will torch people alive for even daring to think otherwise.

      • You can call me Al

        Yeah, OK, right – WHAT ?.

  • Eskandar Black

    United Kingdom is out of its mind. The people should revolt to this shit

  • 2016usaofzimbabwe

    trans.folks https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/96abb62cdd176f00f520e5cd939d6c6f44593ae7f472e5b42633558bcf7442d8.jpg ..please wear a name tag….we have ifing idea from day to day…

  • occupybacon

    Anyone has the twitter of facebook of that ugly male pedophile?

    • Concrete Mike

      Im sure it cant be that hard…but do go on and tease thay tranny a bit, your talents would better surve humanity there.

  • Lazy Gamer

    Why are governments protecting crazy behaviour? Only two sex organs. Two sexes. If one cant accept what is down there, then something is wrong in the head and THAT should not be encouraged.

    • Neil

      There’s maybe one in every thousand born with ambiguous genitals but very few have both ovary and testis and are genuine hermaphrodites, but they do exist. Ovaries or testes determine the gender because they release the hormones that make you male or female. If you are born with testes, then have your balls cut off, you are still a man. Men with a feminised brain are common, but they are men. Women with a masculised brain are common, but they are women.

  • Sinbad2

    The world went really silly in the 1920’s and 30’s, then the banks collapsed and they started WWII to recapitalize themselves.
    A hundred million dead and we will revert to our Puritan roots.

  • AmericanCossack

    Where are the Red Blooded Englishmen to stand up and put an end to this insanity?!