Full transcript of the shocking comments from Mridul Wadhwa yesterday.

Including repeating the notion that a movement built by volunteer women needs to "wash and clean" itself of the past female activism./
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Wadhwa also repeated the appalling proposition that rape victims need to "learn not to be transphobic".

The job of a rape support service is to support victims. Anyone with knowledge of trauma will know that raped women frequently cannot bear to be near males - even loved ones./
Naturally part of healing is to re-equip them for the world. But in a safe space, telling them they must accept clearly male people as women is mental cruelty.

Wadhwa's agenda could not be clearer and it is not the support of these women./
Then the disgraceful suggestion that the demo last week was joined by "fascists". We have comprehensively debunked this lie which was set in motion by people like Robertson and Hunter.

A desperate smear that Wadhwa should know will be used to justify harm. And doesn't care.
A couple of other concerning comments. Wadhwa recommends finding out what staff members think in order to change their opinion (not listen to their concerns). If they remain "prejudiced", Wadhwa seems to agree they would be impossible to work with so seek legal advice on sacking.
Wadhwa talks of trauma impacts on staff working with victims. However, even here some people are more equal than others: it is clear MW is claiming to need more consideration "for those of us who have protected characteristics" & wants "recognition of the additional challenges"
Here, Wadhwa talks about speaking to victim of rape concerned she may encounter a male. Wadhwa frames this as the "radical" inclusion of the "marginalised" (bio male) and the "relative privilege" of the female rape victim.

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