UK Political Thread, part the second

The UK’s Parliament has ended its presence on TikTok after MPs pointed out the made-in-China social media service probably sends data about its users back to Beijing.

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Obviously leaked by the opposing campaign, but this is just another example of who the tories really are:

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Mapping Anti-gender Movements in the UK

This summary report makes part of a broader mapping project commissioned by Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE). The project was focused on the United Kingdom (UK) as one of various global hotspots, where anti-gender movements have enjoyed increased efficacy in the past few years. GATE wished to know more about the actors involved, their approaches, impact, and responses GATE and others might offer. Wider mapping work by GATE and partners, was also undertaken in Spain (country research), and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean (regional research).

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Guess what else the UK has in common with those countries:

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How can we make the inadequate conversion therapy ban worse than it already is?

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just ugh.

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Are they saying that they can be involuntarily committed to a clinic to convert their sexual orientation and/or gender identity?

Seems only fair.

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I believe Tories all belong in the industrial meat grinder and you heard him, he can’t disagree or stop me.

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If they believe their scheme is truly not discriminatory- it has to apply to all sexual orientations and gender identities.

We need to start a clinic to help those poor cisgender heteros. Time to stock up on Thorazine and cattle prods.

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Car batteries and jumper cables are cheaper.

Probably.

:roll_eyes:

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Though there is a place for dart guns and cattle prods for those very non compliant patients. Especially runners.

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This is “voluntary”, why would they run?

:woman_shrugging:t3:

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For certain values of voluntary.

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As long as we get to decide what counts as voluntary I’m not seeing a problem.

That’s how they see conversion therapy. I am being 100% fair, same rules.

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Kenan Thompson Reaction GIF by Saturday Night Live

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You forgot the bit where they don’t know they are going for “voluntary” conversion therapy until it starts.

Don’t worry Mr Duncan-Smith, this is just a routine check-up for your viagra prescription.

Is it really any wonder why I don’t trust psychiatrists and therapists during my first few appointments? And because of NHS funding problems limiting the amount of psych appointments available, that means that I don’t ever get to trust them.

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