Comedian Cariad Lloyd hounded off Twitter by anti-trans trolls
British comedian Cariad Lloyd has deactivated her Twitter account after anti-trans trolls attacked her for using inclusive language when talking about periods.
Cariad Lloyd posted a tweet yesterday where she asked her followers to consider donating to Bloody Good Period, a charity that aims to eliminate period poverty.
In the tweet, Lloyd said: “Jane Austen was a Super Plus fan, Lizzie preferred a Mooncup + Emma didn’t leave Hartfield without her Thinx.
“But some bleeders in the UK can’t afford sanitary products, imagine the scandal at the ball!” She then asked people to consider donating to the charity this festive season.
However, she received backlash from anti-trans trolls online, who took issue with her use of the term “bleeders” rather than women.
Describing people who menstruate as “bleeders” includes all people who menstruate, which includes trans men and non-binary people.
Graham Linehan, who has been vocal about his opposition to transgender rights, was among those who criticised Lloyd for the tweet.
Cariad Lloyd was ‘supporting inclusivity’
As the backlash intensified, Lloyd deactivated her Twitter account.
Bloody Good Period responded to the uproar with a statement posted on Twitter this evening.
In the statement, they said that Lloyd is one of their ambassadors, and note that they are an “inclusive” organisation.
“We include women, girls, trans men and non binary people in our messaging and will continue to do this.
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