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Society & Culture  (tags: Daily Mail, UK, bullying, LGBT, Transgender, suicide, schoolteacher, minorities, discrimination )

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This week, a schoolteacher took her own life, a tragic result of media bullying that was egged on by a right-wing columnist for the UK's 2nd-largest paper. Sack Richard Littlejohn for his disgusting attack piece against Lucy Meadows.

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Angelika R (143)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 12:37 pm
Lucy was raised male, but recently underwent a transition to live as female -- which for Littlejohn was reason enough to attack her in his column. The vile article led to a witch-hunt targeting Meadows. Newspapers offered to pay parents for a picture of her, and she complained of having to leave home by the back door and arrive early to school to avoid the packs of journalists.

Throughout the hit piece, Littlejohn callously referred to Lucy as “he”, and claimed that getting gender reassignment surgery showed that she didn't care for the children she taught.

Richard Littlejohn has a long history of using his perch at the Daily Mail to mock and harass others, including people of color, the LGBT community, and people with cerebral palsy. Littlejohn is a disgrace to journalists, but the Daily Mail is defending him. The paper released a statement that “it is regrettable that this tragic death should now be the subject of an orchestrated [attack on us], fanned by individuals... with agendas to pursue.” Disgustingly, the Daily Mail thinks that it is the victim in this situation.

Sharon W. (4)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 1:51 pm
This is horrible- why would a journalist target a school teacher? She didn´t change HIS gender, did she?
And I am disgusted that the Daily Mail makes itself the victim here.

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 1:56 pm
Great comment Sharon!

Mike S (86)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 6:33 pm
Signed, noted and shared. I agree 100% with you on Sharon's post!
Thanks Angie.

JL A (281)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 7:05 pm
signed earlier, noted now (one more)

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 11:28 pm
signed and shared--ty

Animae C (514)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 4:49 pm

Mr Littlejohn has sexuality/gender issues, UNLIKE the poor schoolteacher in this story who was happy & confident with who she was. This heinous attack proves Mr Littlejohn's insecurity.
Insecure people will go to great lengths to hide their greatest fears.

Angelika R (143)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 5:15 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Kunsioux because you have done so within the last day.
That's exactly correct, Sioux! Rethugs are another example..

@ JL- ;-) that happens,.. you know :-)

divergent revolution (309)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 5:25 pm
signed in email,thanks Angie
and for getting back to me with your news link..
dirty rats,lol...( my dog was born in the year of the I love them)

Angelika R (143)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 5:30 pm
Tas, I actually do love rats as well-they're just large mice to me and I love mice,too! Only certain kinds I despise..

Tamara Hayes (185)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 6:42 pm
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared. Thanks Angie!

Animae C (514)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 7:26 pm
Thanx Agie can't send you any more start, too.
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