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Charity Withdraws from Ranting Website


Research from the newswire Gay Star News has found that the NSPCC has pulled out of a scheduled FaceBook discussion with the problematic website MumsNet.  The NSPCC which for over one hundred years has campaigned for child welfare and safety is said by insiders to be disgusted with the transphobic bigotry displayed on the website.  MumsNet has been in trouble with the wider LGBT community before.  At the height of operation Yewtree some years ago, its anti-paedophile ranting was interpreted by many as advocating vigilante violence, and some journalists in the gay press suggested that it was a front for poorly disguised homophobia.  More recently, direct homohatred was directed at Olympic legend Tom Daley and his husband on the birth of their first child.  In the last year, MumsNet seems to have become the focal organising point for a lot of transphobia on the web, and the NSPCC, with its policies to protect young transgender people, was targetted for its tolerance by many users.  The NSPCC was diplomatic in withdrawing from the MumsNet discussion arrangements, and issued a dignified statement saying that they do not consider transgirls to be a threat to women and that they always advocate strong child protection policies.



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