The far right and the ‘Gender Critical’ movement.

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The far right and the ‘Gender Critical’ movement.

Saying “fascists have infiltrated the GC movement” is like saying “dogs have infiltrated Crufts”


Back at the start of this year, Lorna Slater was heavily criticised by certain quarters (including the tories) for calling the ‘Gender Critical’ movement a product of the far right.

Well; time has proven her right.

Over the last couple of weeks or so the ‘Gender Critical’ movement has been tearing itself apart. On the 18th of September Kellie-Jay Keen (aka Posie Parker), as part of her, “Let women speak” tour visited Brighton.

Not only did she bring her normal bunch of hateful transphobes with her. She also brought a bunch of people aligned with Tommy Robinson’s “Hearts of Oak” group. These people yelled racist, ableist and transphobic abuse at the counter-protesters.

In addition, KJK and Helen Joyce decided to steal a progress flag from one of the counter-protesters and rip off not just the trans part, but the part designed to represent people of colour.

Helen and Kelly are not fringe parts of the ‘Gender Critical’ movement, but key, mainstream, parts of it.

This isn’t the first time the ‘Gender Critical’ movement has chastised KJK. Yet she is still held in extremely high regard, by throses who don’t want to accept the ‘Gender Critical’ movement is aligned with the far right.

KJK has, rather than admitting a tactical error, doubled down.

While I’m sure this won’t stop elements of the media from singing the ‘Gender Critical’ movement’s praises. But the question is … will Brian Whittle MSP, apologies to Lorna Slater? Or are the tories think cosying up to the EDL is going to save them?

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