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Why does the Daily Mail have a sudden and urgent desire to understand transsexuals?

by | 16th, May 2013

jane fae

WHEN Richard Littlejohn attacked  transsexual Lucy Meadows for working as a female teacher after her gender reassignment, his Daily Mail article was met with howls of protest  and calls for his head . A short time after Littlejohn’s piece, Meadows took her own life. Many saw a link between the Mail’s coverage and her suicide. A vigil was held  outside the Daily Mail offices in Kensington.

The Mail removed the article from its website.

This month, the Mail changed direction. An article by Jane Fae was entitled:

Prejudice. Abuse. And surgery that needs nerves of steel. A brave and moving account of… The cruel reality of feeling Nature trapped you in the wrong sex

Here, JANE FAE sets out her own experiences of being transgender — as well as the prejudice she’s faced — and challenges misconceptions about the issue…

This is the same Fae, who in reaction to the Littlejohn article wrote in the   New Statesman :

“[Meadows] talks of her good luck in having a supportive head. But the stress of her situation is also visible. She complains bitterly of how she must leave her house by the back door, and arrive at school very early, or very late, in order to avoid the press pack. She talks of the press offering other parents money for a picture of her; of how in the end they simply lifted an old picture from the Facebook pages of her brother and sister without permission. A Year 5 drawing removed from the school website was simply recovered through the magic of caching.”

She spoke

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