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#GEN­DER

Travis Ala­banza, a trans per­son who was re­fused ac­cess to a chang­ing room in Topshop, sparked an on­line dis­cus­sion around the Bri­tish re­tailer’s new gen­derneu­tral pol­icy. A Topshop spokesper­son con­firmed that all Topshop and Top­man cus­tomers are free to use any of the com­pany’s fit­ting rooms lo­cated within its stores. @trav­isal­a­banza said: “Who made you in charge of de­cid­ing who is woman enough to use your chang­ing rooms? You just lost an easy sale and money.” @kate­moross added: “All stores in Topshop have pri­vate cu­bi­cles and the staff work­ing in them are of dif­fer­ent gen­ders yet they still po­lice them.” @Claireshrugged said: “I re­spect that Topshop want to make life eas­ier for tran­si­d­en­ti­fied cus­tomers, but com­pro­mis­ing women’s safety is an un­ac­cept­able con­se­quence.”

#CHINA

Don­ald Trump has ad­dressed a ‘one-sided and un­fair’ trade deal with China. In his re­marks, he said he does not blame China for the ar­range­ment, point­ing at past US ad­min­is­tra­tions. @fra­niaq said: “He said that con­tin­u­ously through­out the cam­paign. After all they’re not stupid and they ne­go­ti­ated a great deal for them­selves. Now it has to be fair.” @hague­diva added: “He conned ev­ery­one. Who would have guessed Mr Amer­ica First who chooses to make his clothes in China would do such a thing? He wants to be liked. That is all.”

#FREENAZANIN

Nazanin Za­gari-rat­cliffe’s hus­band has ap­pealed for his wife to re­turn home in time for Christ­mas. His char­ity-worker wife has been jailed in Iran with many be­liev­ing Boris John­son’s com­ments about her be­ing a jour­nal­ist have in­creased her prison term. @Tulip­sid­diq said: “It seems Boris’ as­sur­ances to Iran about Nazanin have been ig­nored. His er­rors aren’t funny - for my con­stituent, this is life and death.” @Re­bec­ca­_jones2 added: “Shock­ing mis­in­for­ma­tion by Boris John­son taken up by @IRANMFA and used against #Freenazanin within days of new trial.” @Kazarhoosh said: “It is ex­tra­or­di­nary how lit­tle Boris knows about the case of Nazanin Zaghari-nat­cliffe. Al­most ev­ery­thing he said is wrong.”

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