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:
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.