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When Cancel Culture Came For Susie Green
There was no one left to speak for her
Susie Green, former CEO of Mermaids, was not a victim of gender critical attacks or government regulators in the UK. Turns out that she was fired after an internal report created a staff backlash, including charges of “racism, safeguarding, the vetting of trustees and her ‘shoving her head in the sand,’” according to The Telegraph.
Green’s replacement must have “strong EDI (equality, diversity and inclusion) experience, ideally lived experience.” Insiders have told The Telegraph that the last bit means a transgender person.
Poor Susie Green! So many people were cancelled on her behalf that when cancel culture came for her, no one was left to defend her.
The group has endured an exodus of staff, with “upset” among some junior transgender staff who alleged they were “treated like children” by Ms Green and their complaints “fell on deaf ears”.
It is understood that some staff felt it insufficient that Ms Green, a former IT manager, was leading a trans charity but not transgender herself. They felt her only link was her child, Jackie Green, who had a sex-change operation at the age of 16.
A mother whose sole source of status in society derives from the son she castrated as a minor will probably run a wealthy organization the same way. Young transgender people will be the most ardent believers of all, the cultural revolutionaries tearing down temples.
It was always going to happen, someday, and now it has, with remarkable, but coincidental, timing.
As of yesterday, Mermaids is under the British charity law version of a criminal investigation for the various governance failures of Susie Green.
However, the nature of her departure suggests that “safeguarding” may be a secondary concern to the public image of “trans youth” as a project.
Her replacement is not necessarily going to be better. Smarter, perhaps, than the woman who hired an open pedophile to work for a charity that works with children.
Charges of racism are almost normal in Britain. Homophobia often cohabits with racism, so perhaps it is even true that Green has such attitudes and expresses them inside the organization.
Contrition is not coming, though. There is every chance that Green’s replacement will also ‘shove their head in the sand’ about the basic reality of what Mermaids has been doing.
A new CEO who resumes encouraging a global culture of “affirmation” in pediatric medicine and public policy, rather than account for the disaster at Tavistock, would not improve what is wrong with the organization.
Sterilizing children for a lie about human sex change is wrong. It was always wrong and it can never be right. For too many of us, this was always obvious. Under Susie Green, Mermaids did more than any other organization to convince the world a lie was true.
Accountability requires more than a CEO’s preverbial head or a re-branding campaign. Justice requires that this organization end forever.
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