Lucy Meadows was a teacher. Lucy Meadows was an excellent and caring teacher.
Born male, Lucy transitioned to female later in life, a process that was supported by her employers and her friends.
But hack “journalist” Richard Littlejohn of Britain’s Daily Mail—one of Britain’s largest-circulation newspapers didn’t care. All he cared about was circulation, sensationalism and spewing his hateful prejudice. So Littlejohn publicly denounced Lucy in one of his columns in terms usually reserved for criminals, and child abusers.
Not long afterward, LucyMeadows killed herself.
The Daily Mail took the article down upon Meadows’ death, but here it is at archive.org, and here’s an excerpt.
“What are you staring at, Johnny? Move along, nothing to see here. Get on with your spelling test. Today’s word is ‘transitioning’.
Mr Upton/Miss Meadows may well be comfortable with his/her decision to seek a sex-change and return to work as if nothing has happened. The school might be extremely proud of its ‘commitment to equality and diversity’.
But has anyone stopped for a moment to think of the devastating effect all this is having on those who really matter? Children as young as seven aren’t equipped to compute this kind of information. …
It should be protecting pupils from some of the more, er, challenging realities of adult life, not forcing them down their throats.
These are primary school children, for heaven’s sake. Most them still believe in Father Christmas. Let them enjoy their childhood. They will lose their innocence soon enough. … Nathan Upton is entitled to his gender reassignment surgery, but he isn’t entitled to project his personal problems on to impressionable young children.”
The petition says: “No one deserves to have their lives turned upside down for their gender identity being thrown into the national spotlight.
Its time we band together and stop those like Littlejohn who think nothing of the consequences of their hateful words that ruin, destroy and in some cases kill.
STAND UP FOR LUCY.
Richard Littlejohn is a greater threat to children by far.