Anti-trans activist suspended from Twitter following ‘transphobic’ comments
A prominent anti-trans activist has been suspended from Twitter after a series of ‘transphobic’ comments.
Venice Allan, a 43-year-old from South London, had gained notoriety for her anti-trans views on social media.
Allan has been a prominent figure in the backlash to streamlining the process of gender recognition for trans people and has been incredibly vocal with her anti-trans stance.
Earlier this month, Allan was the central organiser of an event in parliament where transgender women were compared to parasites.
The meeting, called ‘Transgenderism and the War on Women’, was hosted in the House of Commons by the group ‘We Need to Talk UK’ and attended by a PinkNews journalist.
On March 22, it appeared that Allan’s Twitter account, with over 2500 followers, had been suspended.
The exact reason for Allan’s suspension is yet unknown, however, Twitter states that they suspend accounts for impersonation, spam, and abusive behaviour.
Twitter says: “we may suspend an account if it has been reported to us as violating our rules surrounding abuse.
“When an account engages in abusive behaviour, like sending threats to others or impersonating other accounts, we may suspend it temporarily or, in some cases, permanently.”
Many Twitter users sympathetic to Allan’s anti-trans point of view took to the micro-blogging site to show their support for the self-titled radical feminist.
“Without her, Twitter is a less safe space for women xx,” one wrote, referring to the ‘female’ sex chromosomes XX.
Others highlighted Allan’s history of targeting transgender people on the micro-blogging site.
One wrote: “Her whole profile was a mass of bullying and transphobic posts.”
Labour party women’s officer Lily Madigan tweeted a celebratory gif after it was revealled that Allan had been suspended.
Earlier this year Allan was suspended from the Labour party over a series of memes on social media targeted at prominent transgender women.
Her social media feeds frequently feature transphobic memes and statements, which have included posts targeted at trans celebrities such as Paris Lees.
At the time, Allan said that one of these transphobic memes was used in evidence against her in regards to her alleged suspension.
She posted the meme in question, which she claimed was partially responsible for her suspension, on Twitter.
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Allan then continued to say that she hoped she was suspended if the Labour Party continued to support trans rights.
“If stating that males are men means that Labour don’t want me, quite frankly I hope they chuck me out,” she said.
Last month Allan was left red-faced after she created a Twitter poll asking “Are transwomen men?”
The 43-year-old clearly expected followers to confirm her own prejudices by answering “yes”.
But in the best traditions of Boaty McBoatface, more than 17,000 social media users piled in – with very different ideas.