This much is increasingly clear: If you are a woman, and you are assaulted or violated by a female-identifying male in some way, mainstream media will not be on your side.
The BBC changed the testimony of a rape victim after a debate over the pronouns of her transgender attacker, The Times has learnt.
The woman referred to her alleged rapist as "him" but insiders said that her words were changed to avoid "misgendering" the abuser in an article on the corporation's website.
Yes, it's true, and yes, it's as bad as you think:
An anonymous participant told researchers: "I was too young to argue and had been brainwashed by queer theory so he was a ‘woman' even if every fibre of my being was screaming throughout, so I agreed to go home with him. He used physical force when I changed my mind upon seeing his penis and raped me."
The BBC article replaced every reference to "he" or "him" with "they" or "them". A source said the quote was the subject of heated debate prior to publication. Some journalists argued that the quote should remain intact, while others said it should reflect the trans woman's preferred she/her pronouns.
The BBC right now, apparently:
Defending itself, the BBC commented:
"It's routine to have editorial discussions about different stories. Our only intention when deciding on language is to make things as clear as possible for audiences."
Oh, you've made it quite clear, folks. And we won't forget.
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