1. The purpose of trade unions is to represent the interests of workers against employers and other threats to their working conditions. That's it. That is what they are for.

2. Lesbian women are not 'the power structure.' Female people arguing that female people should not be
erased in law are not 'the power structure.' A political movement that has managed to capture almost all of our public institutions, including your union, in less than a decade, and is supported by the police, the military, the security services, and many large corporations may
however, in fact, be 'the power structure.' How the hell do people who think they are leftists end up deciding lesbian feminist women are the power structure and an enormous political movement with unprecedented civic and corporate support is anti status quo. This is QAnon
levels of delusional ass backwardness.

3. The 'power structure' inside the labour movement whose 'specific interests' you are attacking are feminist and lesbian women defending the political interests of female people.

4. The 'extension of rights' you are defending is the right of male people to change the category of woman in law and public life from a sex category to a mixed sex gender identity category so they can inhabit it. That is, the right of male people to redefine the class of women
against many women's consent, in their own interests, and against the interests of women.

5. By claiming women's resistance to this is based on a 'false narrative' of 'security, safety or freedom' you are asserting that female people do not have a right to political
self-definition, or a right to articulate their material interests as a sex class independently of the interests of males. YOU COULD NOT COLLUDE ANY HARDER WITH 'THE POWER STRUCTURE.'
6. Again the analogies with race and xenophobia. Female people are not 'white people,' female people are not 'little Englanders,' female people are an oppressed class, who are systematically denied boundaries and the right to express their own interests

independently of males.

7. Female university workers are also your community, and actually, the people you are supposed to be representing. The interests of trans activists in erasing sex in law and public policy is not a common interest shared with

female people. In fact, it is an interest in *direct conflict* with the interests of female people. No quantity of bullshit analogies about migrants, or vague appeals to 'dismantling structures of oppression,' will conceal the fact that you, a union, have just decided to collude
with students operating in the interests of male power against the interests of the largest oppressed class in this society, and the members of that oppressed class you are supposed to be representing.

Shame on you. As a union. And as a body with any coherent analysis of power.

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