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Graham Linehan and Jane Clare Jones on the unloved-up generation that forgot to be mad for it.



This morning.

Via Metro.co.uk:

The suspension comes after he allegedly tweeted “men aren’t women tho”, in response to a post by the Women’s Institute, who wished a happy Pride to all of its trans members..

Twitter has confirmed that Linehan’s @glinner account has been permanently suspended. A spokesperson for Twitter said: ‘The account has been permanently suspended after repeated violations of our rules against hateful conduct and platform manipulation.’

Father Ted co-creator Graham Linehan permanently suspended from Twitter after tweeting ‘men aren’t women’ in reply to transgender Pride post (Metro.co.uk)


In a post on the Mumsnet forum last night, Mr Linehan wrote:

”I’m really sorry to barge in on you Mumsnettters with my problems, but
I’ve been finally suspended from Twitter and I have a feeling they’re either going to ban me or just take my verified tick.

I’ve submitted an appeal with Twitter and the Better Business Bureau but I thought I’d post here too so people knew what was going on.

Recently, I keep being locked out of my account and forced to delete tweets to get back in. The latest tactic by trans rights activists is to run a search for any time I’ve used the word ‘groomer’, a phrase Twitter recently decided was Not Allowed.

This was not a violation of Twitter’s ToS at the time I used the phrase, and I have been careful to avoid it since. I still use the word ‘grooming’ in various permutations because I believe that gender ideology is a form of societal grooming. It is a very real threat to the wellbeing of women and children and if our ability to name a threat is removed, it is even more difficult to fight that threat.

You may remember that Twitter similarly removed Canadian feminist Meghan Murphy. She lost her account when she said “that’s him” about ‘Jessica’ Yaniv. Bear in mind that Yaniv was still going under ‘Jonathan’ at the time, and just as in my case, her crime against Twitter’s Terms of Service was not actually an offence at the time she committed it. She probably never thought she could be banned from the public square for uttering the words “that’s him”. But that’s Twitter.

Twitter has a high percentage of trans-identified employees and for some time has been silencing feminists and their allies who run afoul of its absurd ‘misgendering’ policies.

The one good thing about my situation is that I’m in great company–Claire Graham, Meghan Murphy, Skylar Gwynn, Miranda Yardley, GNC Centric and many more, important feminist and critical voices who have been silenced for fighting a dangerous ideology that tells children it’s possible to be born into the wrong body.

Anyway, that’s what’s happening. Please let people know it’s entirely down to malicious reporting from the usual suspects and please keep watching my YouTube Channel and visiting my depressing blog.

I’ll also be available on Glindr if people from Twitter want to re-establish contact there. Hope it’s ok to post these links to those destinations

YouTube: youtu.be/pP87CSiG4Wk
Glindr: glindr.org/home
Women are Important: glinner.co.uk/

Thanks for all the support, and thanks for letting me fight alongside you..’

Twitter Has Suspended Me (Mumsnet

A statement from Dublin-based animation company JAM Media severing ties with Helen and Graham Linehan (top) who had created the joint BBC production of live action musical ‘Tiara Jones’

Cú Chulainn writes:

Throw the creative persons under the bus because they have a different opinion…

JAM Media

Previously: BBC, JAM blast off with Tiara Jones

According to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, the RTÉ 1 Prime Time discussion on trans issues featuring Graham Linehan “was treated fairly”

The first complaint, which was made by Irish Times columnist Roe McDermott, stated that the Prime Time episode was “not objective, based on the mix of contributors and how the discussion was framed”….

The second complaint argued that the programme had portrayed a clear link between transgender people and people on the autism spectrum, and was therefore unfair and offensive. …

The Compliance Committee also rejected the third complaint, in which the complainant argued that the inclusion of UK anti-transgender activists had been against the appropriate standard of due care by the broadcaster.

Complaints on RTÉ’s Prime Time transgender episode featuring Graham Linehan rejected (GCN)

Pic: RTÉ

Last night.

Demonstrators protesting outside RTÉ studios during the broadcast of a ‘Prime Time’ special on the “exponential growth in the number of young people seeking to change gender, and the implications of the proposed new law allowing them to do so without their parents’ consent” featuring an interview with the writer Graham Linehan (above).

Watch back here

Yesterday: ‘Hurting The People It Was Invented To Protect’

Top pic: GCN


Members of the transgender community and their supporters plan to protest outside RTÉ studios in Dublin on Tuesday evening over the broadcast of a pre-recorded interview with Father Ted writer Graham Linehan.

Transgender people to protest at RTÉ over ‘Prime Time’ interview with Graham Linehan (Irish Times)

Yesterday: Inclusion



A petition has been set up asking the national broadcaster to reconsider Mr Linehan’s inclusion. The Father Ted co-creator is one of a number of contributors set to feature in the report which will examine the “growth in the number of young people seeking to change gender”. Since 2015, transgender adults have been allowed to state gender identity without requiring reassignment treatment or assessment. Those applying are also able to change the gender on their birth certificates, driver’s licence and passport.


Opposition to Father Ted creator Graham Linehan being on TV transgender debate (Peter O’Dwyer, The Times Ireland)

Petition calls for TV writer Graham Linehan to be axed from ‘Prime Time’ transgender debate (Independent.ie)

RTE remove Graham Linehan piece from upcoming Prime Time show on transgender issues (Change.org)