What’s Current: Sussex Police apologize and delete tweet defending serial pedophile’s gender identity

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  • Sussex Police is under fire for defending a convicted pedophile’s gender identity after he was jailed for sexually abusing seven children between 1989 and 1996. In a now-deleted reply to a tweet referring to Sally Anne Dixon, who identifies as a “transwoman,” as a man, Sussex Police said:

“Hi, Sussex Police do not tolerate any hateful comments towards their gender identity regardless of crimes committed. This is irrelevant to the crime that has been committed and investigated. Sussex Police.”

  • The New York Times reports a growing number of adolescent girls who identify as transgender are undergoing breast removal, leading health workers to advertise irreversible “gender affirming” medical treatments on social media.
  • The Crown Prosecution Service is seeking the public’s opinion on “rape by deception” involving gender identity and whether it could affect consent.
  • Media personality Khloé Kardashian is under fire for posing in a hospital bed with her newborn child minutes after he was birthed by a surrogate mother.
Meghan McCarty

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