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London Radical Feminist Conference, July 2012

London Radical Feminist Conference, July 2012

Last weekend in London, after nearly quarter of a century underground, the Women’s Liberation Movement rose again when Radical Feminists from many parts of the world met to discuss the current status of all women and girls today. It was fantastic to meet women from all over the UK, Europe and America. Local Activists, Bloggers, … Continue reading

NYC Dyke March – inclusive, but not for lesbians

NYC Dyke March – inclusive, but not for lesbians

The 20th annual Dyke March was held yesterday in New York City. The Dyke March was inclusive (meaning that transwomen and genderqueers were also welcome). Unfortunately some lesbians attending the march were accosted and harassed by a group of transwomen and genderqueers, even though the lesbians respected the inclusive policy. One particular group (of about … Continue reading

TERF and meat-eating vegetarians

TERF and meat-eating vegetarians

This is a related follow-on from the ‘prentend radfems‘ post. Transactivists have taken to naming us “TERFs”, particularly since the Radfem2012 trans-exclusion policy created such a stir. Typical, they do like forceably naming us, first with ‘cis’, now with TERF. TERF stands for ‘Trans Excluding Rad Fem” – as if there was any other kind. … Continue reading

Transactivists – protesting what now?

Transactivists – protesting what now?

Transactivists and their supporters basically protest for a ‘no boundaries’ platform – that trans have access all areas, and never mind anyone else’s needs. Nowhere is this more obvious than recent protests and terrorist actions by transactivists – they even target organisations that are trans-friendly, GallusMag has more on the failed molotov cocktail bombing in … Continue reading

Radfem2012 and David versus Goliath

Radfem2012 and David versus Goliath

We often hear from Transactivists that trans are the most oppressed and marginalised of any discriminated-against group, so we shall investigate whether “David” (the little guy) applies to Trans, and that “Goliath” (the giant) really applies to Radfems. The kerfuffle was brought to light when Conway Hall backed out of providing the venue for a … Continue reading

Radfem2012 and Conway Hall’s ‘ethics’

Radfem2012 and Conway Hall’s ‘ethics’

Following on the official announcement from Conway Hall yesterday, here is a more detailed examination of their decision to reverse the booking for the Radfem2012 conference. Statement Regarding RadFem 2012 In consultation with the organisers of RadFem 2012 and our legal advisors, Conway Hall has decided not to allow the booking in July 2012 to … Continue reading

Radfem2012 and Conway Hall

Radfem2012 and Conway Hall

Conway Hall have put up an announcement regarding the conference. It seems that feminists are not allowed to meet unless there are males present (does anyone else’s mind go to eunuchs/harem?). “Not satisfied” is not the same as “does not conform to”, because they do not have grounds. Comments moderated, may even be turned off. … Continue reading

Radfem2012 and the freedom to debate transgenderism

Radfem2012 and the freedom to debate transgenderism

Reposting the CiF article by Sheila Jeffreys in the Guardian yesterday (for those who may not have seen it). Avoid the comment thread, it is beyond the usual ‘Misogny Is Free’ standard of comments at the Guardian. Let us be free to debate transgenderism without being accused of ‘hate speech’ Researchers and theorists who question … Continue reading

Radfem2012 and the right of freedom of association

Radfem2012 and the right of freedom of association

There have been the usual cries of “transphobia!” over the internet within the last week or so regarding the forthcoming Radfem2012 conference in London. Article 11 of the Human Rights Act ensures that everyone has the right to freedom of association (or protest) as long as the purpose is non-violent, and is in the interests … Continue reading