The BBC Changed A Woman’s Story About Being Raped So That The Pronouns In The Story Were in Line With the Perp’s Transgender Identity

The BBC Changed A Woman’s Story About Being Raped So That The Pronouns In The Story Were in Line With the Perp’s Transgender Identity

Stories like this one is one reason why, whenever leftists, progressives, or Democrats claim to be so concerned about sexism (and pitch fits about the appearance of sexism among Republicans and conservatives) I never take them seriously:

(Link):  BBC accused of altering alleged rape victim’s quote to avoid ‘misgendering’ transgender male attacker

June 1, 2022
by T. Hamilton

The woke BBC is being accused of outrageously altering an alleged rape victim’s quotes by replacing pronouns to be more inclusive in an effort to protect her transgender attacker from “misgendering.”

The Times of London broke the story that the British media outlet previously quoted a woman who claimed she was raped by a transgender male and then altered her words to be politically correct. Her quotes were part of a report from 2021 on lesbians who have been “coerced into sex with transgender women.”

The story was published on Oct. 26, 2021. It covered a lesbian campaign called “Get the L Out.” Gay women were candidly asked about their sexual relationships with transgender women.

Three women gave interviews to the BBC for the story. It was headlined, “We’re being pressured into sex by some trans women.” One of the women who was interviewed for the piece claimed she was raped during an encounter.

… “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,” the Times of London reported.

“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 outlet noted.

The woman originally told the BBC, “I was too young to argue and had been brainwashed by queer theory so he was a ‘woman’ even if every fiber 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.”

But the edited version is notably different, “[They] threatened to out me as a terf and risk my job if I refused to sleep with [them],” the woman stated. “I was too young to argue and had been brainwashed by queer theory so [they were] a ‘woman’ even if every fiber of my being was screaming throughout so I agreed to go home with [them]. [They] used physical force when I changed my mind upon seeing [their] penis and raped me.”

“Terf” stands for a trans-exclusionary radical feminist.

One of the Times’ sources claimed that “woke” ideology was to blame for the decision to remove male pronouns from the quote.

“They were originally all-male references but the woke bros at the news website wanted to make them female because of misgendering,” the person charged. “It’s quite shocking. I can’t think of any other situation where we would change the words of an alleged rape victim.”

The BBC’s diversity team is being blamed for all of this. Sources claim they have too much influence over the media outlet’s style guide and news division.

“It’s really unethical and disrespectful to the victim,” Angela Wild, “Get The L Out” co-founder asserted, according to Mediaite. “It’s a form of gaslighting for a woman who has already been through sexual violence.”

(Link): BBC edited alleged rape victim’s quotes about trans attacker to get their pronouns right: Report

Excerpts:

BBC story was about lesbians who feel pressured to sleep with transgender women

 by By Nikolas Lanum
June 1, 2022

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) altered an alleged rape victim’s testimony in an attempt to avoid “misgendering” her transgender attacker, according to a Tuesday report.

The story in the British newspaper The Times, which has since made its way to The Post Millennial, asserts that the BBC censored the story of a woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a transgendered female. The alleged attacker personally identifies by the pronouns “they,” but the woman’s words initially referred to the attacker as “him.”

The quote, given by an anonymous lesbian, initially read: “I was too young to argue and had been brainwashed by queer theory, so he was a ‘woman’ even if every [fiber] 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.”

A source for The Times claimed the story first contained all male references, but a heated editorial meeting involving “woke” employees at the news website led to a change of language.

“Some journalists argued that the quote should remain intact, while others said it should reflect the trans woman’s preferred she/her pronouns,” The Times reported.

The language alterations were done to an October 2021 article discussing how transgender women believe that lesbians are transphobic because they are typically not romantically, or sexually interested in them.

… The BBC report introduced the women as having “reported a trans woman physically forc[ed] her to have sex after they went on a date,” and then quotes her as saying, “[They] threatened to out me as a terf and risk my job if I refused to sleep with [them]. ‘I was too young to argue and had been brainwashed by queer theory so [they were] a ‘woman’ even if every [fiber] of my being was screaming throughout so I agreed to go home with [them]. [They] used physical force when I changed my mind upon seeing [their] penis and raped me.'”

(Link): The BBC changed a woman’s story about being raped so that the pronouns in the story were in line with the perp’s transgender identity

May 31, 2022
by D. Payne

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:

“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.”


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