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‘Stephanie Hayden’ Is a Man Named Anthony Halliday, and Must Be Stopped

Posted on | February 11, 2019 | Comments Off on ‘Stephanie Hayden’ Is a Man Named Anthony Halliday, and Must Be Stopped

Not a woman: Anthony Halliday (left) as ‘Stephanie Hayden’ (right).

Anthony Halliday changed his name to “Stephanie Hayden” and become a transgender activist in England who “regularly threatens gender identity disbelievers with civil or criminal lawsuits, or attempts to have them ousted from their careers.” Last year, Halliday/“Hayden” sued British comedy writer Graham Linehan for “deadnaming” (i.e., accurately identifying Halliday/“Hayden” as male, using his birth name). In December, I wrote about how dangerous Halliday/“Hayden” is:

Thanks to British laws on “gender recognition,” however, any criticism of transgender ideology is now treated as criminal “harassment,” and the law is being used to terrorize critics into silence. It’s like Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four being forced to say 2 + 2 = 5.
Americans should take notice of what is happening in England. If your state or local authorities attempt to impose transgender “equality” by law, your free-speech rights could soon be similarly infringed.

Over the weekend, I started getting a surge of traffic to that post, and discovered it was because Halliday/“Hayden” has made news again:

UK: Mother Arrested in Front of Children
for Calling Trans Activist a Man on Twitter

Breitbart, Feb. 10

Mother Arrested, Spends Seven Hours
In Jail For Calling Transgender A Man

Daily Caller, Feb. 10

Mom arrested, interrogated for disagreeing
with transgender about pronouns

Lifesite News, Feb. 11

UK mom: I was arrested in front
of my kids, jailed for 7 hours after calling
transgender activist the ‘wrong’ gender

The Blaze, Feb. 11

UK Mom Arrested for Calling
Transgender Activist a Man

— CBN News, Feb. 11


When the president’s son takes notice, you know it’s a big story:

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.’
Confirming the arrest, Hertfordshire Police said: ‘We take all reports of malicious communication seriously.’s . . .
High Court papers obtained by The Mail on Sunday detail how Mrs Scottow is accused of a ‘campaign of targeted harassment’ against Miss Hayden, allegedly motivated by her ‘status as a transgender woman’.
The papers claim that, as a ‘toxic’ debate raged online over plans to allow people to ‘self-ID’ as another gender, Mrs Scottow tweeted ‘defamatory’ messages about Miss Hayden. . . .
Mrs Scottow denied harassing or defaming Miss Hayden and said she holds a ‘genuine and reasonable belief’ that a human ‘cannot practically speaking change sex’, but Deputy Judge Jason Coppel QC issued an interim injunction that bans her from posting any personal information about Miss Hayden on social media, ‘referencing her as a man’ or linking her to her ‘former male identity’.

Free speech is dead in England, and transgenders killed it. What was happening was a debate over public policy — the so-called “self-ID” proposal to allow people to legally change their gender at a whim — and Halliday/“Hayden” is an activist on one side of that debate. What Halliday/“Hayden” wishes to do, and what English police and courts evidently will assist him in doing, is to prevent any opponent from mentioning the highly relevant information that “Stephanie Hayden” is actually an obese man named Anthony Halliday.

Like I keep saying, people need to wake the hell up.




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