Anti-trans Graham Linehan is angered about Ruth Hunt’s appointment

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The Irish comedy writer, who rose to public consciousness in the 90s for being a co-writer on Father Ted, is now more well-known for his self-appointed role at the forefront of the “gender-critical feminism” movement. He suggested on Twitter that Ruth Hunt was linked to the MRA – an anti-feminist radical group. Elliot Rogers, one of the most infamous MRAs, killed six people and injured 14 others in 2014 before killing himself, after ranting on YouTube about the “injustice” of women not being attracted to him. He has a long record of sexist remarks and was connected to numerous misogynistic organizations. Linehan – who in 2018 was given a verbal warning by police for harassing a trans person on Twitter – also said: “Ruth Hunt is why lesbian pride marches are being booed on the streets of the UK in 2019.” This was a reference to a Lesbian Strength March held in Leeds last weekend, which explicitly banned trans women. As a result, trans-inclusive lesbians went to the march – in their hundreds – to stand for their transgender sisters. Linehan has made in clear that the key thing he dislikes in Ms Hunt is her active pro-trans position

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