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It is apparently now a crime worthy of police investigation to state biological facts.

This is the mayor of Liverpool announcing action against women putting up stickers saying "Women don't have penises".
Note he is responding not to the form of the message but to the content.
Warning to biology teachers, scientists and gynecologists: It is now a hate crime to state that "Women don't have penises".

Please adjust accordingly so as to avoid fines and/or prison.

In case you think I'm exaggerating:

1) Merseyside Police: Watch out, hate crime can land you in prison.

2) Merseyside Police: We are investigating the posting of the sentence "Women don't have penises" as a hate crime.
Doctor Harrop, seemingly unaware that women don't have penises, alerted the mayor of Liverpool that such statements must be investigated. The mayor agreed and the distinguished doctor is now very pleased that women will have to shut up about whether or not they have penises.
Huh, I guess UK women won't be going to jail after all for saying women don't have penises, but good thing @MerseyPolice is investigating this heinous hate crime just to be on the safe side.

Also, fish don't have bicycles.

btw some of the TINY "Women don't have penises" stickers in Liverpool are on the 100 cast iron statues of males Antony Gormley made using moulds of his own naked body, penis & all. So the argument that feminist stickers will traumatize children is … nah.

Speaking of penises, are we even going to mention the fact that there are one hundred life-size 3D bronze penises on the beach at Liverpool but not a single vagina? #StickerWoman


#StickerWoman as Artist might say:

"The apposition of stickers onto the sculpture is like the insertion of acupuncture needles within a collective body. And seeing how the body as a whole reacts to the presence of this irritation is very much the point"

How Antony Gormley produces his art:
He's wrapped in plaster for 2 hours, then has the moulds cast in iron. He then places dozens of these naked selves of his in dominant positions over London, New York, the Alps, the sea, to "make people think". 🙄

(Yes, and correction: I said earlier that the statues were made of bronze, but apparently some of them are cast in iron, others in fiberglass)
The Artist modestly offers the manifold reproductions of his own naked body in prominent positions to stand for The Human Being (who is therefore male), questioning where he fits into the scheme of things.
"It seems silly to use other bodies when I have one of my own," says The Artist without a trace of narcissism, explaining that He Himself is sufficient to represent The Human Being.

Feminists adorned the penises of just some of the 100 statues of the Naked Male Artist as Universal Human Being with tiny stickers saying "Women Don't Have Penises". This is what is currently being decried as vandalism and investigated by the Mayor and the police as a hate crime.
MEANWHILE, the statue of Emmeline Pankhurst, the leader of the British suffragette movement which brought women the vote, is to be REMOVED from its location at the British Parliament.
[Maybe because women STILL don't have penises]

In conclusion: Women don't have penises.
Simple fact; surreal that we need to say it.

And good night everyone, especially #StickerWoman.
Hope you enjoyed your #TruthIsntTruth day as much as I did.
I hope you all realize that if the word "woman" is redefined to include people with penises, and deviation from this new usage is enforced by threats of prosecution for hate crime then there is NO MORE WORD to describe human beings born with ovaries.

Oh hello, @MerriamWebster, how apposite!

Do you have any suggestion for a retronym for the word "woman", now that it has been redefined to include males?

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