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Feminist's poster removed after complaint from transgender activist by Lucy Bannerman in the Times 26.09.18 | Peak Trans
The original article is here. The poster featured only six words: "Woman, women, noun, adult human female." Yet they were still deemed too dangerous by one transgender activist who has branded the poster, which carries the dictionary definition of woman, as hate speech in an "absurd" and "Orwellian" row. The giant poster in Liverpool quoted the definition of woman, according to the Google dictionary. It survived for about a week before it was removed under pressure from Adrian Harrop, a Twitter activist and NHS doctor, who complained that it made transgender people feel unsafe. Within hours the company issued an apology to Mr Harrop, who is not transgender. It promised to remove the offending poster as soon as possible, and offered a mea culpa saying that the "copy did not raise a red flag the way it should have done". Its decision was lambasted by the feminist blogger behind the campaign, who accused the company of breaching her contract and of showing "cowardice" in the face of