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We also have ‘opinions’ – a protest against transphobia

by Joanna on February 23, 2012 in Events, Joanna, Politics

If you’re on the Twitters, you would have seen yet another digusting piece of bigotry and bullshit churned out by Rosemary McLeod about how transgender people shouldn’t be parents.

The @dompost rebuttal? “The column is her opinion.”. Yes, and they’re the ones who paid for her to have that opinion published.

Luckily, the Queer Avengers are actually thinking about the children, (like how Trans people in New Zealand have a suicide rate 25 times higher than that of non-trans people) and have organised a protest for tomorrow.

Protest against transphobia in the media, like Rosemary Mcleod’s recent article in the Domnion Post which launches a bigoted attack on trans parents. It’s time to celebrate good parents, whatever their background or identity, and say no to transphobia.

The protest runs today, Friday February 24 from 12:30pm until 13:30 at the Dominion Post, 40 Boulcott St. More information is about the event on Facebook.

Oh, and for more Rosemary-related lols, you must read this rebuttal from a Wellington sex worker to one of Rosemary’s older columns about exploited prostitutes with dirty feet.

Joanna McLeod

Joanna McLeod has started calling herself the Empress of the Internet because she can. As well as wrangling the other site contributors and Getting Shit Done, she likes to eat, drink and write in equal amounts. Yes, she would love to be invited along to your event in order to do those things. Joanna's also the best person to talk to if you're interested in advertising on the site.

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Jacinta Allen March 2, 2012 at 10:36 am

Hey Joanna, you are doing a great job on here! long time no see huh?!? This will be weird if you dont remember me from CWA 😀

Im back from my travels oversees and living in wellys again, which is awesome….anyway, just want to say, I love the site and loo foward to all your articles…Also, fuck Rosemary macleod. And thought you might find it mildly interesting to know the editor of the dom post is a lesbian. I realise being a lesbian doesnt mean she agrees with trans ppls way of life but i would of at least thought she would have experienced enough bigotry to not have let that stupid opinion piece get in the paper….strange.

take care, and keep up the good work!


stephen clover March 5, 2012 at 10:28 am

would of at least thought she would have experienced enough bigotry to not have let that stupid opinion piece get in the paper….strange.

That sounds like censorship to me…


Jacinta Allen March 5, 2012 at 10:44 am

yeah I guess it does…RM should be censored!


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