In the wake of last weekend’s disastrous court case there has been a sustained attack on trans children and their mothers in the British press. Naturally the New Statesman led the way, and the Daily Malice managed to be the most horrible. None of this is surprising, especially the deeply sexist nature of the attacks.
The mothers (and many fathers) who work with Mermaids are not professional charity staff. While they achieve many wonderful things, they don’t have the resources to stand up to this sort of sustained media assault from professional journalists. To help support them, the hashtag #StandWithMermaids has been created on Twitter. There is also an open letter that you can sign.
If you haven’t done thus far, please also sign the petition about last weekend’s court case.