Graham Linehan

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It is the height of male privilege to intrude into women's spaces and expect women to just love it.

Graham Linehan (born May 22, 1968) is an Irish sitcom writer.


  • I don't think the vast majority of trans women pose any danger to women but you do have to think about the men who do, you know. There are predatory men out there. There are intact men, who I don't believe are actually trans, who are taking advantage of this situation.
    • Prime Time (23 January 2019)
  • Trans rights are human rights, but males have a physical advantage over women, and it would be unfair to allow them to compete in women’s sport. Everyone knows this is true. Anyone who pretends they don’t is either a desperate liar like Father Ted, or a brainless simpleton like Father Dougal.
    • Freedom of Speech in Comedy, St Peter's College, Oxford (20 November 2019)
  • You don't tell children that they were born in the wrong body because they're children and they will believe you... There are reports from the Tavistock that children as young as four were brought in. Children are still believing in Santa when they're ten, you know. It's ridiculous. It's absurd.
    • BBC Newsnight (11 February 2020)
  • Trans activists threaten the feminists I support with rape and death threats, OK? So the idea that there's an equivalence between these two... I am absolutely happy to step out of this conversation completely once women like Kathleen Stock and Jane Clare Jones are allowed to speak.
    • BBC Newsnight (11 February 2020)
  • Why do you think we've had sex segregation over the last hundred years? For a laugh? It is the height of male privilege to intrude into women's spaces and expect women to just love it.
    • Eddie Izzard is not a woman (20 December 2020)
  • Almost four years ago I saw that feminists were being bullied, harassed and silenced for standing up for their rights and their children's rights. I decided to use my platform on Twitter to bring attention to what seemed to be an all-out assault on women, on their words, their dignity and their safety. Also, I saw that vulnerable children were being fast-tracked onto a medical pathway that carried severe long-term implications. My position is very simple. I believe everyone should be allowed to talk about these issues. In fact, I believe it is a moral imperative that we do so.
    • House of Lords statement (9 March 2021)

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