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We believe in the right to freedom of speech. We believe we should be able to discuss and research women’s rights and protections – in academic institutions, political and legal circles, on social media, within publicly funded organisations, and in cultural spheres – without fear of physical or emotional attack, harassment or threats to our livelihoods.
The website provides information about campaigns and actions which support women’s rights, or which counter the current misogynistic campaign against free speech and democratic discourse on issues of sex and gender.
The website is published by an informal network of feminists. We welcome comment and contributions from everyone who shares our values and concerns, regardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, social class or political affiliation.
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MBM policy group do amazing work in research and evidence-based policy analysis. We recommend signing up to their mailing list to stay informed of the legislative developments in sex and gender, and broader questions of policy process/capture. If you are able to support their work, you can donate to them here.
Support Marion Millar in legal advice
In addition to her upcoming court case, Marion Millar is being subjected to malicious rumours on social media. To enable her to seek legal advice and potentially take action against those making such statements, you can donate here.
Gender reform questions politicians must answer
Sole Sisters have published a set of important questions that we need the answers to. If, and when, an announcement on GRA reform is made, please contact all eight of your MSPs to ask them about the proposed plans and, in particular, the effect of self-ID on service provision for women and girls.
They also have a huge stack of information postcards that will need to be distributed all over Scotland! You can leave them on trains, buses, within library books, in pockets of clothing, in public toilets, cafes, GP surgeries….. the opportunities are endless. If you’d like to help out, send them an email at email@example.com and they will send some out to you.
Any donations to help with the costs of the postcards are gratefully accepted here.
NHS – Males in Women’s wards
Conservatives For Women want to hear from any current or past member of NHS staff who has witnessed any illegal or improper activity from men in women’s wards, or any woman who has been on the receiving end of such activity whilst in the care of the NHS. They will treat your testimony in the strictest confidence. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Faith Groups and Gender Ideology
Conservatives For Women would like to hear from anyone in faith groups that might be experiencing conflicts with gender ideology, for example, in the context of safeguarding or challenging it within their congregation. If you would like to talk to them about such issues in the strictest confidence, email them at email@example.com
The Trans Umbrella is older than you think
Gerry Davies has written an excellent article on the term ‘trans’ which encompasses a variety of ‘identities’. You can read it here.