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Prompted by having received an utterly anodyne response from the party that completely ignored all of the actual issues I raised.

So, with content notes for transmisogyny and transmisogynist violence, here's the very brief summary of why -- regardless of party leadership's opinion on that matter -- that poster is Not Okay. (Yes, I have explained this in painstaking detail in reply to the e-mail from the party.)

Specifically, this poster: strapline VOTE HER GET HIM, image of Nigel Farage's face badly photoshopped into Theresa May's haircut, pearls, and jacket.

It is not intended to be transmisogynist, I am very sure! But, fundamentally, it's relying on the idea that men disguise themselves as women for sinister purposes in order to sneak into places they oughtn't be and cause harm. Does that sound familiar from anywhere? Yeah.

It relies on the trope of "man in a dress" as ridiculous and vaguely threatening. There does not exist any compelling reason to not do better: as other folk have pointed out, Farage pulling May's puppet strings would have communicated more-or-less the same message without the transmisogyny.

... I remain really disappointed that party PR and leadership think this is okay.
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