UK: Mother Arrested on Suspicion of ‘Malicious Communication’ After Calling a Transgender Woman a Man on Twitter

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UK: A mother was reportedly arrested in front of her four children, and locked up for seven hours, for calling a biological man a man on Twitter. She is accused of a ‘campaign of targeted harassment’. The 38-year-old mum had her photograph, DNA and fingerprints taken and remains under investigation.
  • Police officers detained Kate Scottow, 38, at her home in Hitchin, Hertfordshire
  • More than two months after her arrest and she has had neither her mobile phone or laptop returned
  • The complaints made by activist Stephanie Hayden led to arrest of Mrs Scottow

A mother was arrested in front of her children and locked up for seven hours after referring to a transgender woman as a man online.

Three officers detained Kate Scottow at her home before quizzing her at a police station about an argument with an activist on Twitter over so-called ‘deadnaming’.

The 38-year-old, from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, had her photograph, DNA and fingerprints taken and remains under investigation.

More than two months after her arrest on December 1, she has had neither her mobile phone or laptop returned, which she says is hampering her studies for a Masters in forensic psychology.

Writing on online forum Mumsnet, Mrs Scottow – who has also been served with a court order that bans her from referring to her accuser as a man – claimed: ‘I was arrested in my home by three officers, with my autistic ten-year-old daughter and breastfed 20-month-old son present. 

‘I was then detained for seven hours in a cell with no sanitary products (which I said I needed) before being interviewed then later released under investigation … I was arrested for harassment and malicious communications because I called someone out and misgendered them on Twitter.’

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Unless a man has gone thru the counseling that is required prior to sex reassignment surgery and gone thru the surgery to become a woman because he has the necessary genetic abnormalities such as an extra chromosome or other issue, he is still a biological male with wishful interests. He isn’t a woman yet and calling him a man is accurate and not grounds for arresting someone for calling him accurately.

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I don’t get this transgender thingy. Is a transgender man actually a woman and a transgender woman actually a man OR is a transgender man actually a man and a transgender woman actually a woman? How do I tell the difference? In fact how do they tell the difference, especially as they seem rather confused about it anyway? If a man wants to transgender to a woman is it politically correct to call the outcome a eunuch? Can I get jail time by miss-genderising a neutered dog or cat? Can the latter sue me? This Brave New PC World seems… Read more »