Free speech is under attack from trans rights activists attempting to shut down debate while stronger hate crime laws could lead to prosecutions for misgendering, report warns

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Free speech is under attack from trans rights activists attempting to shut down debate while stronger hate crime laws could lead to prosecutions for misgendering, report warns

Free speech is being undermined by trans rights activists attempting to shut down debate and dissent, a report warns today.The study says that while t

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Free speech is being undermined by trans rights activists attempting to shut down debate and dissent, a report warns today.

The study says that while the ‘transgender ideology movement’ has successfully got the public sector to adopt its own beliefs and language, it has also tried to suppress opposing viewpoints.

Campaigners have forced gender-critical people out of their jobs, had their public speaking engagements cancelled and even got police to record ‘non-crime hate incidents’ against them simply because they deny humans can change sex.

The report by the Institute of Economic Affairs warns hate crime laws could be strengthened further under a Labour government, leading to prosecutions for misgendering. 

Author Marc Glendinning, head of cultural affairs at the think-tank, said: ‘Many supporters of transgender ideology do not aim to win the debate but rather prevent debate from occurring. 

The report by the Institute of Economic Affairs says the ‘transgender ideology movement’ has tried to suppress opposing viewpoints

The report by the Institute of Economic Affairs says the ‘transgender ideology movement’ has tried to suppress opposing viewpoints

Labour backbencher Graham Stringer has backed the study and previously likened gender ideology to the claim made by Humpty Dumpty in Alice in Wonderland that words mean whatever he chooses them to mean

Labour backbencher Graham Stringer has backed the study and previously likened gender ideology to the claim made by Humpty Dumpty in Alice in Wonderland that words mean whatever he chooses them to mean

‘Maintaining free speech… is essential if we are to defend a liberal society based on rationality rather than coercion.’

His study was backed by Labour backbencher Graham Stringer, who likened gender ideology to the claim made by Humpty Dumpty in Alice In Wonderland that words mean whatever he chooses them to mean. 

He said: ‘There are many in the transgender debate who follow in the Humpty Dumpty tradition. 

‘Men become women and women become men via a simple declaration. If words can have any meaning debate becomes meaningless. 

‘You end up with authoritarianism, which is what transgender ideologues desire, with them in authority.’

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