Some of the concerns around “Monica Sulley” are about the Guide Leader’s social media activities, such as posting inappropriate pictures on Twitter, in one of them posing with a gun. In other pictures, Sulley is seen in sexualized poses.
“It is alarming to find that raising safeguarding concerns about a Guide leader’s social media profile might get you arrested, Ms Killen told 4w.pub.
Concerned women have been reaching out to GirlGuiding since the organization changed its policies to allow anyone born with male anatomy to be a Guide Leader or to be part of a GirlGuiding group as a pupil. Helen Watts, a former girl guiding leader, started to raise concerns about these policies in 2018. According to what she told Woman’s Place UK, GirlGuiding formed a partnership with a pro-trans organization Gendered Intelligence in 2016. The next year, GirlGuiding released a “trans inclusive” policy that allowed male born individuals to be part of GirlGuiding, but excluded gender non-conforming or trans-identified girls (born with female anatomy).
Tweeting about the case, Scottish MP Joanna Cherry said that she is “keen to hear from any women or indeed men who have been approached by police” over allegations of “malicious communications” or “non-violent hate crimes” for having written to GirlGuiding regarding their “trans inclusive” policies.
Ms Cherry was part of the defense team in the case of Marion Millar – an accountant who was charged with “posting allegedly homophobic and transphobic content online.” The Crown Office dropped proceedings against Ms Millar in October, 2021.