Julie Bindel Julie Bindel

Rosie Duffield’s opponents are intent on destroying her

Rosie Duffield (Credit: Getty images)

Rosie Duffield is a national treasure but try telling that to the trans rights mob. When Duffield won the seat of Canterbury in 2017, she became the constituency’s first Labour MP for 99 years. She has used her position to speak up for women’s rights, most notably during a powerful and moving speech in parliament in the Domestic Abuse Bill debate in 2019. As two feminists campaigning to end the tyranny of men’s violence towards women and girls, we soon struck up a friendship. Yet her decision to fight for women’s rights has landed her in hot water.

Duffield understands all too well that for women and children escaping domestic abuse, or seeking support after rape and sexual assault, being in a safe, female-only environment is crucial. But the so-called progressives in and around the Labour party appear to be happy to use any means necessary to hound Duffield out of her job. She now stands accused of a liking a tweet that her critics say is anti-Semitic. As a result, her name is not currently on the party’s approved list of candidates to stand at the next general election.

What did Starmer do during the Corbyn reign to tackle anti-Semitism or support Duffield in her endeavours?

Duffield has been bullied by trans activists ever since she had the audacity to like a tweet by Piers Morgan in 2020, in which he criticised CNN’s reference to ‘individuals with a cervix’. Duffield later angered her critics more by asking: ‘I’m a ‘transphobe’ for knowing that only women have a cervix….?!’

In the years since, there have been calls to remove the whip from Duffield. Countless articles in the LGBTQ media have accused her of bigotry. There have been endless complaints from LGBT Labour about her so-called ‘transphobia’.

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