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Yesterday was the 4th anniversary of our first ever public event, A Woman's Place is on the Platform in Cambridge. You can watch films of the speakers here.…
Our most recent event was a joint public meeting with @CrimeandJustice You can watch films of speakers Charlie Weinberg @BluskyeAllison @francescrook @JoPhoenix1 @RosieDuffield1 and @Mocha_Soul here…
@CrimeandJustice @BluskyeAllison @francescrook @JoPhoenix1 @RosieDuffield1 @Mocha_Soul During #COVID19 lockdown, we organised 10 webinars including these 4 'in-conversations' to help launch brilliant books by @SarahPedersen2 @Docstockk @HJoyceGender @bindelj with @selina_todd Claire Heuchan @suzanne_moore @SusannaRustin…
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We were delighted to work with @UCLwomenslib SIG to host #WomensLib2020 Conference last year and very grateful for the principled persistence of @ucl @IOE_London in hosting the conference in spite of significant attempts to prevent it going ahead.…
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Today at 2.30 we will be giving evidence to Women & Equalities Committee alongside @fairplayforwomen @filia_pix #womenatwesc Thank you for all your messages and long-standing support. Nothing about us without us.
Our portfolio of written consultation submissions relating to the rights of women including this #WESC consultation can be viewed here

We welcome our new followers watching #WomenatWESC

We are a left wing feminist organisation

To read our manifesto & our campaigns 👇🏿…
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A reminder to Edinburgh, Cambridge, all other universities:HE providers - “freedom of speech in HE should be upheld at every opportunity & should only be limited where there are genuine safety concerns or it constitutes unlawful behaviour.'…
Thank you to Northumbria University for hosting our meeting in May 2018: A Woman’s Place is Standing Her Ground.
Thank you to Oxford University for hosting our meeting in October 2019: A Woman’s Place is at the lectern
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Some more links to great speeches from our public events. Here are some films from #WomensLib2020 conference held at UCL in February. Seems like a long time ago now but it was a great day. Thank you to everyone who took part and supported it.
Here is Pragna Patel @SBSisters on 50 Years of Women's Liberation #WomensLib2020 #SexMatters
Here is @MForstater We can speak up and we can be heard #WomensLib2020 #SexMatters
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Good morning. Welcome to all our new followers. This is who we are; this is what we stand for; this is what we want #sexmatters
Since our inception, we have organised 26 public meetings all over the UK and co-organised a large conference with UCL Women’s Liberation SIG #WomensLib2020 in February this year. A record here of all the obstacles we’ve had to overcome…
Films of speakers from our meetings are available on our YouTube channel…
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Letter in @guardian from @ProfAliceS @sophiescott @ProfessorBlitz @hollysmithhere @ralphwilde & Ors. Astonishing that 'hate group' defamation endorsed by Labour leadership and deputy leadership candidates on #WomensLib2020 @ucl…
"We challenge the Labour Campaign for Trans Rights to identify any statements or actions by WPUK which justify describing them as a hate group or to withdraw their statements which we believe to be entirely false and defamatory."
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Two LATINA WOMEN reached the greatest heights in a competitive industry
They brought on the stage kids in CAGES
JLo wore an American Flag that opened to a Puerto Rican flag as her child sang "Born in the USA"
I applaud them using their platform to send STRONG political messages👏
The #Shakira & #JLo #HalftimeShow2020 was obviously all about Women & Femininity. But the blatant sexuality made me pause.
How many people would be talking today about Women's bodies? Would they talk with disrespect or censure? I was concerned it would overshadow everything else
Originally I felt the stripper pole, barely there outfits, gyrating & sexual overtones sent the wrong message & took us backwards😳

But if the message is for Women to OWN their bodies & not have to HIDE their sexuality then I'm willing to consider an alternative modern message🤔
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Thread of my #womenslib2020 selfies

With @AskNic and @elletorrito
With @joannaccherry 💜
Doing my thing
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Around 5 years ago I first encountered the vitriolic attacks on #women asserting their right to politically self-organise from so-called trans-rights activists in a socialist group I associated with at the time. Having been active in radical left... /1
...politics for nearly 30 years I had never encountered such appallingly sectarian, dishonest & personal attacks on the left. My first reaction was to defend #women's self-organisation on the basis that we must also support #LGBT self-organisation so ensuring... /2
...that different oppressed groups each had space & representation to better challenge that oppression. For this I was denounced as #transphobic just as the #women had been for asserting their right to self-organise had been & I first encountered the mantra... /3
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I’m so excited about this weekend. Who can I meet?


@Womans_Place_UK There are a few here who are coming alone and are perhaps shy. It's horrible when you think everybody knows each other, apart from you - I've been there.

If you are on your own and you: 1. have learned my face, and 2. can see me, come over. It's always fun to meet new allies.
Obviously, just as I’m telling people if they somehow remember me/recognise me to come over and say hello, I have just had a drastic haircut.

I no longer look like my avatar.

I shall be free to occupy the fort @janeclarejones
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