Last week, the BBC published a truly irresponsible op-ed claiming that trans women are predators who “force” lesbians into having sex with this. And while the backlash has been vocal, it seems the BBC is intent on doubling-down on this shoddily-researched story. “The BBC wants you to give up on this,” tweeted trans author Laura Kate Dale this morning. “Do not. Escalate your complaint. Make it again and say why you are not happy with their response.”
If you complained to the BBC you will have recieved this dismissive “We did say there wasn’t much evidence, so it’s fine” response.
Go back to the complaints website, select that this is about an existing complaint, point out your issues with the response, and complain again. https://t.co/yOdfQtBKqU
— Laura Kate Dale (@LaurakBuzz) November 1, 2021
Response from @BBCNews about their flawed and dangerous article pic.twitter.com/YOZxIleiTK
— male phantasms – klaus thewerewolf (@maxibolivar_) November 1, 2021
There’s something hilariously obtuse about “some argue the article is flawed.” Very “I’m sorry if YOU were offended” energy!
So has everyone had their response back to the complaint about THAT article? If there’s little research why are you publishing and promoting this nonsense in this aggressively transphobic climate and she spent months doing terrible journalism @BBC pic.twitter.com/ndBMDpedp5
— marcus feat. dusty 🇧🇧🇧🇧🇧🇧🇧🇧🇧🇧 (@marcusjdl) November 1, 2021
Nevertheless, we’re persisting:
Hi All. This is the NEXT STEP for escalating your BBC complaint. The whole complaints framework is at https://t.co/1ppGflOsQm https://t.co/AYdGJDYUDw
— Ann Coates (she/her) (@setoacnna) November 1, 2021
Three words: escalate, escalate, escalate!
To everyone who has filled in a complaint form about that extremely transphobic BBC article (https://t.co/Eq1Du5EPcE), and completed all stages of their complaints process, please then escalate it to Ofcom: https://t.co/Q8dfv27Fml
— Sarah O’Connell (@SarahO_Connell) October 27, 2021
Lol at the BBC’s “everything was fine, actually” email RE: my complaint on the anti-trans article. They really are scum.
— Hepatitis 5G (@Hep5G) November 1, 2021