To have your cock cut off and then plead special privileges as women – above natural-born women, who don't know the meaning of suffering, apparently – is a bit like the old definition of chutzpah: the boy who killed his parents and then asked the jury for clemency on the grounds he was an orphan.You see, there's nothing that progressives can't stand more than someone who not only refuses to toe the collectivist line, but who is more than ready to stand up and throw the abuse back in their faces, twice as hard. Julie Burchill, so witty and unwilted, scared the f-king shit out of them.
Shims, shemales, whatever you're calling yourselves these days – don't threaten or bully us lowly natural-born women, I warn you. We may not have as many lovely big swinging Phds as you, but we've experienced a lifetime of PMT and sexual harassment and many of us are now staring HRT and the menopause straight in the face – and still not flinching. Trust me, you ain't seen nothing yet. You really won't like us when we're angry.
In any case, here's the editor's groveling apology, "Statement from John Mulholland, editor of The Observer."
And London's Daily Mail has a big write-up, "Observer removes controversial Julie Burchill article on transsexuals from website and issues apology after Twitter storm." It turns out that Lynne Featherstone, a Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament and former Equalities Minister, called for Burchill's termination. Yep. The trannies got help from some thuggish progressive bully in the Commons. The Telegraph's David Hughes has more on that, nailing it with the headline, "Lynne Featherstone’s call for Julie Burchill to be sacked is a little creepy."
In any case, I'll read around to find some of the trannies in outrage online, but thank to Kathy Shaidle for the hat tip, "Paper pulls Julie Burchill column about transsexual bullies — after transsexual bullies complain."