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May 15 6 tweets 4 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
I spoke briefly (terrifying but worth it) at #LetWomenSpeakBirmingham yesterday and although I'm worried about any backlash particularly loss of clients and work etc, I'm glad I did. As an #autistic woman who has been parroting the gender woo for a while now, I'm so worried
About what is happening in #autism services and to #autistic kids as revealed by @hannahsbee (her book was a real turning point for me, its evidenced, balanced and free of ideology) I had intense issues with my body as a pre teen. I couldn't cope with the changes of puberty. I
Can totally see the appeal of rejecting all the societal bullshit that comes with being a female, especially when you're also #autistic and moving through the world is hard enough. Except, we can't ever really reject it. 'Top surgery' and Pronouns won't take away dysphoria, or
Misogyny, or reproductive oppression, or the threat of male violence. Being female isn't a choice. And what about #autistic boys? How is it not the height of #ableism and #homophobia to tell them they must be girls if they don't conform?
Many #autistic people can be vulnerable
To indoctrination, to coercion and manipulation. I know I have been. Our youth need protecting from that, not thrown to the wolves of queer theory and gender woo.
I don't care if I get bumped from my local #autism service for this. I'm done going along with reciting our Pronouns
At meetings, and I'm done with being a coward.

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May 15
Had a conversation at #LetWomenSpeakBirmingham today which really made me think? Why aren't TRAs fighting for their OWN spaces? It's true that TW suffer from increased risk of male violence and need protection. With all the funding the LGBTQ orgs get, why is this not their focus
Instead of fighting women and trying to force everyone to use the TRA lingo? There is a real need for #trans specific refuges, rape crisis centres etc and I guarantee most women would fight for them and with them on this. I don't want anyone to be a victim of male violence and
All survivors need support and effective well funded services. Other minorities have built their own spaces. Rape crisis centres for gay men. Refuges for women of colour. Support groups for the disabled. Etc etc. It seems deeply weird that the trans rights movement is more focus
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