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Hadley Freeman vs. transgender people

Hadley Freeman is an American-British journalist best known for manipulating notable authors into making statements about trans issues that they later must disavow. Freeman’s interviews with Margaret Atwood and Judy Blume both required the authors to issue statements.


Hadley Clare Freeman was born May 15, 1978 in New York City. As an adolescent, Freeman was hospitalized several times for self-imposed food restrictions. Freeman read English literature at St Anne’s College, Oxford.

Freeman wrote for The Guardian starting in 2000 and is a contributor of anti-trans publication UnHerd.

Freeman and sports writer Andy Bull have three children.


Mack, Daniel (April 17, 2023). Judy Blume Blasted An Article Linking Her To J.K. Rowling’s Anti-Trans Views As “Bullshit.” BuzzFeed News

Milton, Josh (February 19, 2022). ‘Gender critical’ journalist tries to grill Margaret Atwood on trans rights. It backfires, badly. PinkNews

Levin, Sam; Chalabi, Mona; Siddiqui, Sabrina (2 November 2018). Why we take issue with the Guardian‘s stance on trans rights in the UKThe Guardian

Persio, Sofia Lotto (3 November 2018). Guardian US journalists denounce newspaper’s “transphobic” editorialPinkNews

Hansford, Amelia (20 January 2023). Journalist Hadley Freeman condemned for ‘dangerous’ comments about suicidal trans kids. PinkNews

Valens, Ana (2 April 2018). There’s nothing feminist about attacking trans womenThe Daily Dot

Ewens, Hannah (16 June 2020). Inside the Great British TERF WarVice

Freeman, Hadley (26 June 2021). People have told me I’m on the wrong side of history, but I still want to be their friendThe Guardian

Singh, Anita (5 December 2022). Hadley Freeman: ‘Atmosphere of fear’ governs Guardian trans coverageThe Telegraph



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