Jo Swinson is no feminist – she’s thrown women under the bus in her pursuit of the woke vote Julie Bindel 09.12.19
The original Telegraph article is here.
On the Today programme this morning, Jo Swinson, in her bumbling, inarticulate and irritating fashion suggested that biological sex does not exist. Yes, that’s right. A woman who has said, on many an occasion, that her female sex has given an unfair advantage to the male party leaders during the election campaign due to sexism, has effectively undermined her own argument. Because, for sexism to exist, so too must biological sex.
The Today presenter, Justin Webb, then pointed out to Swinson that male-bodied people (also known as “men”) could do “enormous damage” to women. This is why, he pointed out, women need safe spaces to escape male violence. Swinson responded by arguing that refuges constantly carry out risk assessments, such as when a female victim of domestic violence is put in the same refuge as her violent lesbian partner.
Now, Swinson isn’t the brightest spark, but how dare she suggest that lesbians are as violent as trans-identified men? Instances of serious domestic violence between female same-sex couples barely register.
“Trans women are vulnerable,” she continued. The fact that one in 50 male offenders in prison identify as trans women, and male rapists are now allowed by West Yorkshire Police to have their crimes recorded as committed by women, seems not to bother this super-feminist one bit.
Many trans-women remain male-bodied, which means that they are a risk to women, just as other men are. What Swinson fails to understand is that although some trans-women will be in danger from violent men, so are all women.
But this is typical of Swinson, who is playing to the woke class and virtue-signalling like crazy – as she does during every interview on women’s sex-based rights, where she also uses the deeply offensive term “cis women”, as if women are a sub-category of our own sex.
Shortly after the car crash on Today, she was asked by a listener during a Radio 5 Live phone to explain “what a woman is”. She responded by saying she believed people could “understand their own identity” and it was right, in terms of the law, “for them” to define it.
It appears she is happy to sell 51 per cent of the population to the wolves in order to please men. Because that is what is happening with the extreme trans activism today. It is gaining traction because this belief system is a way to attempt to destroy women’s rights, and plenty of men are happy to see that happen.
Swinson is no feminist. When she was Women’s Minister, during the disastrous coalition with the Tories, she failed to act on serious allegations of sexual harassment against a party activist by Lord Rennard, then former Lib Dem Chief Executive. She leads a party which is in favour of decriminalising pimps and punters, and allowing 16 year olds to work on porn film sets.
One of Swinson’s biggest fans is former Lib Dem counsellor Sarah Brown, who once invited a political opponent to “Suck my pickled formaldehyde balls”. Swinson gushingly thanked Brown for supporting her election campaign, calling Brown ‘brave and committed to fighting for equality. Brown is known for harassing actual Lib Dem feminists who merely wish to protect women’s sex-based rights, such as access to women’s refuges.
Swinson would clearly throw all of those rights away in order to appease the bullies that shout the loudest.’