6 thoughts on “Observer withdraws vicious transphobic crap

  1. I wouldn’t call that an apology, though. They didn’t make clear what they did wrong, nor did they take responsibility for their role in letting it get published in the first place. Do they genuinely think that it was wrong to let hate speech stand in the place of journalism, or are they just sorry that people got really pissed off with the article? Has this changed their professional relationship with Burchill at all?

    Also, many of us would prefer to have it kept up as an example, along with an editor’s apology.

  2. They say that their readers’ editor will say more about the subject later, so it’s best to wait before passing judgment.

    If the originial column incites to hatred and offends some trans gender people, maybe it’s a good idea to remove it.

  3. Rachel:

    I agree that it’s important that people read and study Burchill’s article, but perhaps not on a website that has mass access.

    It could be studied as an example of prejudice, irrationality, lack of thoughtfulness and pop psychology at its worst.

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