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Defeating weasels... with ferrets.

Hats off to the magnificent mind responsible for 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 bit of poetic justice. Bra-𝘷𝘰!

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Filibuster really isn’t common in the U.K. parliament, I can’t remember another time when it happened here recently, which makes this all the more amazing. A rare ray of hope from Westminster for us trans folks in the U.K.!

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The UK has been a huge source of bad news for trans people lately - such as the extremely long NHS waiting lists even before the current wave of transphobia started cresting. So it’s nice to have a tidbit of good news out of the UK. Pet names and ferrets - I’ll take that over transphobia any day of the week!

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"after Labour MPs spoke at length on pet names and ferrets" <-- I do not understand UK parliamentary procedures, but right now I am okay with that.

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Fuckliztruss is going to be the name of my next pet

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Maybe you should opt for “Lettuce” instead.

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I love that the ferret has become an “overnight symbol of trans resistance .” Where can I get some ferret swag??!! 😁

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Fire up those Cricut machines and get the t-shirts ready for printing!!!

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Having been born in the UK myself, there have been times that I have simply been marveled at the civilized ways and times that Brits find their way of making a point of their dislike regarding matters that they may not like voting on, for fear that they know someone will be damaged or discriminated against in the process.

After all, to say that they don’t recognize anyone who believes that gender is strictly binary, would not only discriminate against Trans people, but most of the residents of Essex in the North end of London and many other major cities that have a large population of Hindu people, who happen to believe in their God Shiva, who represents both sexes and a number of genders.

When you try to outlaw gender in any way, you find that under scrutiny, you hurt many and become hated even more.

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Love that they talked about ferrets 😂

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I discussed ferrets with someone only yesterday.

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March 15th, 2024: the day Labour actually did something useful.

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Maybe the Ides of March actually can mean for something good, this time!

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That is jolly good news! I've never owned a ferret, but we had a dog named Chloe and a guinea pig named Grandpa I'd like to add to the record ;)

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This is epic! I already liked ferrets, but I think I might love them now. Ferret power!!

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No words all I am doing is smiling.

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Alternate title: Labour MPs Give Liz Truss The Business!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferret#Etymology

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This is so delightful! 🥲

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Mar 17·edited Mar 17

Maybe people for whom this is not a personal issue are just tired of dealing with it since the number of people who are affected is so small. And maybe they also saw how a certain Mr. Robert Galbraith, who is in fact a bottle blonde, is presently being hung up by his - I mean, her - balls.

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