Scottish police apologize for tweet


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#2

He is a tit, but how Young handled it is pretty reasonable for a tit.

Mr Young said he had asked the Scottish force not to take any action
against the person responsible, who had probably confused a personal
account with a work one.


#3

Indeed. Toby Young is an insufferable arse, but he doesn’t seem to really care about people having a go at him. Good job, because he gets a lot of it (deservedly).

Of course, he probably doesn’t get a lot of rape threats.


#4

I find the hashtag #longwaytogoladies more odious, it gives the chauvinist context to the ‘tit’ phrase.


#5

huh? how does that work?


#6

I meant that ‘made a tit of it’ is a phrase I wouldn’t have found offensive particularly if I’d just come across it without knowing the context, except that the hashtag makes it clear he’s chosen that word because he’s referring to women.


#7

Mr Young is a man.

It is just a plain o’insult.

Perhaps you meant ‘male chauvinist’, because ‘chauvinist’ alone doesn’t mean what you think it means.


#8

I know what chauvinist means, Inigo, but today it has become a shorthand for ‘male chauvinist’ as you are no doubt aware. I’m not sure what you’re objecting to in my statement. If I saw someone refer to someone else ‘making a tit’ of something I wouldn’t assume it was a gendered insult, but the hashtag makes it obvious and thus much more horrible - that is what I was trying to convey, sorry if I wasn’t clear.


#9

The insult was directed at a man.


#10

In a discussion about twitter abuse with a woman who had received gendered attacks on Twitter, particularly rape threats which partially sparked the discussion…am I getting it all wrong?


#11

The tweet was probably referencing the fact young said tit


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