Scottish feminist faces 2 years in prison for activism against gender self-identification
Marion Millar was arrested and released on bail. Some posts deemed homotransphobic are under accusation. The case brought to the attention of feminism around the world, hashtag #WomenWontWheesht, women will not stay silent

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Marion Millar, a well-known Scottish feminist, has been charged with a hate crime for allegedly homophobic and transphobic posts. He faces up to two years in prison.

Millar was charged under the Malicious Communications Act for tweets posted in 2019 and 2020. The messages for which she is being investigated include a photograph of ribbons in green, white and purple, symbol of the suffragettes, tied around a tree outside the Glasgow studio where a BBC soap opera is filmed. According to the police report, the ribbons represented a noose. The other offending tweets are not known.

This is one of the offending tweets. According to transactivists, this suffragette ribbon is tied in the shape of a noose

Millar was arrested and released on bail and will appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on July 20. His supporters said the accusation was a attack on women's rights of expression.

Millar emerged from Coatbridge police station after an almost two-hour interrogation, greeted by applause from a group of supporters, many of whom were wearing t-shirts with words with the hashtag “#WomenWontWheesht” -women will not be silent-.

According to Marion Calder of For Women Scotland, It's incredible that the police chose to press charges. “These accusations are a fundamental attack on our human rights. We still have the right to freedom of thought and the ability to say what we think“.

Millar has been very active in the debate on reform of the Gender Recognition Act and Scotland's Hate Crime Bill, opposing gender self-identification.

Her case has already attracted worldwide attention and the hashtag #WomenWontWheesht was trending on Twitter while Millar was inside the police station.

There have also been hostile reactions, with posts defining Terf Millar and his supporters.

A PhD student in Coventry published the photo of a machine gun and tweeted: “Making a nice list of terfs tweeting @WomenWontWheesht because I need shooting practice.” The message has been removed for violating Twitter rules.

While Millar was being interrogated, her companions tied suffragette ribbons around bollards and trees and there was an impromptu photocall with some women wearing fake moustaches.

Millar is the mother of autistic twins.

the full article here , translated by Marina Terragni

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