Tuesday 18 October 2022

'Eppur si muove...'

A retired biomedical scientist who posted 'only women have a cervix' has been booted from the profession after a tribunal ruled he was 'inflaming gender discrimination'.
Blood expert Malcolm Needs was accused of uploading a string of social media posts that a disciplinary panel found were ‘seriously offensive and discreditable’.

You've 'booted someone from a profession' that he no longer works in..? What uttely pointless grandstanding...

What did he say that so enraged you that you felt you needed to waste your own time like this? What awful, beyond-the-pale opinions did he hold that were so very different from the man on the Clapham omnibus, that made you decide to show yourselves up as irrelevant woke authoritarians??

One of the now-deleted posts he was punished for sharing said: 'Only women have a cervix. There, I said it, it’s not difficult. Women also have a right to women-only spaces. Speaking up in defence of women’s rights doesn’t mean we can’t respect how others wish to live their lives.'


While in another post, the pension targeted migrants crossing the Channel, tweeting: 'And make them pay, like they paid the people smugglers to come over in the first place, and give our own taxpayers a rest”


Several social media posts disparaged the Black Lives Matter movement...

Someone stop him! 

Oh, wait. You can't.

But a defiant Needs refused to attend the Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service (HCPTS) disciplinary hearing
Needs, now of South Devon, ‘voluntarily absented himself’ from the disciplinary hearing by sending an email telling the tribunal that he was ‘happily retired’.

Well, quite. It's a wonder he didn't tell them where to shove their pointless Star Tribunal summons and exactly how far up they could shove it... 

The HCPTS hearing was told that a senior biomedical scientist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine alerted regulators to Needs’ tweets.

And now every other biomedical scientist will be wondering who it is who thinks freedom of speech shouldn't exist for them... 


Bucko said...

‘seriously offensive and discreditable’.
But I'll bet they didn't discredit them

I put stuff like that on the internet all the time. That's why my accounts are annonymous. I just hope they are anonymous enough

MTG1 said...

You can almost hear the Polymath's laughter.

JuliaM said...

"I put stuff like that on the internet all the time. That's why my accounts are annonymous. I just hope they are anonymous enough"


"You can almost hear the Polymath's laughter."