When will the police stop harassing people for failing to comply with transgender dogma? Yesterday, we learnt that Surrey Police have finally dropped their investigation of Caroline Farrow, a 44-year-old Catholic journalist, for ‘mis-gendering’ a trans women, i.e. referring to her as ‘he’ rather than ‘she’. But not before they’d contacted the mother of five and threatened to arrest her if she didn’t appear at her local police station to be interviewed under caution.
This is not the first time the authorities have over-reacted in response to a complaint from a transgender activist – in Farrow’s case, her Torquemada was Susie Green, head of Mermaids, a charity that campaigns for trans children to be given access to sexual reassignment surgery.
Miranda Yardley, a trans woman, was charged with committing a ‘hate crime’ after getting into a Twitter spat with the mother of a transgender child, but the case was thrown out at the beginning of March by the District Judge, who said the prosecution had failed to provide any evidence that the tweet constituted harassment. (To read more, click here.)