Members of Leeds council (UK) shut down women’s meeting at Civic Hall – they don’t want women talking about politics unless it’s the politics that they dictate

Councillor, deep in with the TRAs, makes sure that women who don’t share her views can’t meet in a council owned facilty. This is local government shutting down speech. Corrupt, and likley illegal (equalities act and ECHR)

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/politics/leeds-feminist-event-cancelled-at-11th-hour-by-council-after-transphobic-claims-1-9372513

Members of Leeds council (UK) shut down women’s meeting at Civic Hall – they don’t want women talking about politics unless it’s the politics that they dictate

Excellent twitter thread spelling out how predators work and why we have safeguarding in the first place

“Those who wish to access victims will exploit situations and put themselves in positions where they are surrounded by children. It is why paedophiles entered the Catholic Church, sports coaching, gymnastics coaching, children’s hospitals and homes”.

archive.is/Ww7jc

Excellent twitter thread spelling out how predators work and why we have safeguarding in the first place

Right on cue … Girlguiding UK closes down troops and expels leaders who fail to bow down to the demands of the trans pervs

https://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/womens_rights/3373458-girlguiding-expels-leaders-who-question-trans-policy

https://archive.is/oNDKW

On the GG website there are testimonials from parents and children,

“My daughter who has Asperger’s syndrome, has been a Rainbow for over a year and she loves it, especially as many special schools and autism youth groups are boy-dominated.

Rainbows gives [her] something shared to discuss with friends at school. It’s also good for her to see girls doing all sorts of activities because boys commenting on her doing things that aren’t stereotypically girly can upset her. The sleepovers are especially amazing!

She loves the structure of the evening, the way girls choose what activities to do, and the reward of a badge (which she proudly wears) for trying new things. And it’s not just [my daughter] who benefits. She’s very honest and always chooses what she wants, not what the crowd wants, which gives other girls the confidence to do the same.”

These are the girls who will suffer. Absolute disgrace.

Right on cue … Girlguiding UK closes down troops and expels leaders who fail to bow down to the demands of the trans pervs

The undermining of basic social structures – women and children first

A functioning and civil society is one that has structures that encourage a productive balance between stability and progress and an underlying safety net that protects the most vunerable.

As such it should be a major concern when the laws,institutions and services under attack are the ones that seek to achieve this stabilty, progress and protection. Women, children and others designated as “weak” (the poor, those who are disabled) are first in line to suffer.

The TRAs are doing a number on schools, health, women’s prisons, refuges, universities, political parties – the damage here is extensive and so far almost entirely to women and children, but it is also shifting discourse in such a way that lies are told with impunity, the oppressor becomes the oppressed, dissent is silenced, women are silenced. None of that bodes well at all.

Meanwhile we have ongoing benefits cuts, cuts to vital services, horribly under-resourced mental health provision. The damage here is to those with chronic health issues, disabilities (and yes, extra whammy if you’re female, gay, old, uneducated, wrong race or ethnicity)

Neither left nor right as it currently stands (in the UK for sure, but elsewhere too) are looking to sort any of this out. The Conservatives are determined to drive us off the Brexit cliff, and into the arms of unfettered capitalistic exploitation. The Corbynistas are happy to plan their glorious revolution (these never work out well for women or other inferiors either). It is an utterly horrendous mess.

The undermining of basic social structures – women and children first