January 27, 2021
Thanks to feinmann!
“A rare person in authority who took on the dominant narrative, calling out Operation Yewtree, the police investigation into allegations of abuse by Jimmy Saville and others, as a ‘persecution of old men’. She also called for a lowering of the age of sexual consent, and called for an end to complainant anonymity in rape cases. “It started a witch-hunt against her that resulted in her demonisation and isolation.”
Here is a 2013 Channel4 interview with her: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DR6EEl0H64 discussing and questioning her views.”
If I’m not mistaken, Barbara blocked me on twitter…after [I think] mutual following for quite a long time, and even a smidgen of interaction.
I followed a wide range of people and communities…and from what I was able to gather, my retweeting of an anti-circumcision video set her off.
I didn’t bother pursuing a rescinding of that block…if she wanted to be like that, so be it…but I did get left feeling rather snubbed.
From what I’m told, she had a tendency for doing this sort of thing while drunk.
She was an important critic of the witch hunt on males…and I’m sorry she died.