A radical pro-transsexual group has welcomed violence against feminists who voice opposition to transgender rights.
A 60-year-old woman, Maria MacLachlan, was punched and kicked in London’s Hyde Park as she met with other concerned feminists to discuss government plans to allow people to legally self-identify their gender.
Following widespread outrage at the attack, a spokesman for pro-trans rights, Edinburgh Action for Trans Health, defended the attack by pro-transsexual activists, claiming it was ‘the same as punching Nazis’.
According to reports in The Times, Ms MacLachlan had been filming at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, when she was attacked by a ‘tall, male-bodied, hooded figure, wearing make-up’.
Trans activists were attempting to stop the event from taking place and had threatened to cause havoc at any venue willing to host those who hold the views that men who say they are women are still male, and allowing men who identify as female to enter female-only spaces puts women at risk.
However, this has caused such women to be branded as Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists, and to be vilified on social media, shut down in debate and subjected to violent attacks.
In July this year, equalities minister Justine Greening MP said the government should make it easier for people to ‘change sex’, announcing that the Gender Recognition Act will be reviewed.