'the story ... is how “trans activists” and their “allies” have actively prevented FiLiA from doing grassroots work to benefit the #women and #girls of #Portsmouth - with the complicity of local institutions and elected representatives.'
'A year-long series, which FiLiA was due to run alongside the Play Youth Community youth groups within @portsmouthtoday , working with #girls excluded or at risk of being excluded from school was #cancelled.'
'The @BritishRedCross individual refused to share details of the events with local #women and lobbied other service providers to also boycott them, again based on spurious accusations of “#transphobia”.'
1. Thread of FiLiA Guest Blogs and Podcasts so far in 2021.
A wide range of Women's voices on many topics. Take some time this weekend , if you can, to have a look.
Sisterhood and Solidarity!
2. LIFE AS A MIGRANT WORKER, MIGRANT WIFE AND MIGRANT ACTIVIST IN TAIWAN
By Nguyễn Thị Thanh Hà and Isabelle Cheng
‘To survive in this patriarchy, a Vietnamese wife has to become the decision-maker of her family. To do so, she has to work really hard.’ bit.ly/3qKdWPA
3. A FEMINIST VICTORY IN ARGENTINA: ABORTION IS LEGAL
By Marta Núñez
‘The undeniable truth was that having access to a safe abortion was a matter of socio-economic privilege more than anything.’ bit.ly/367UC6Z
A thread from @Blackbox666, one of our trustees looking at how according to its own words, @stonewalluk has changed its purpose, its priorities and its support for lesbians
I’ve been re-reading Stonewall 25 – The making of the Lesbian and Gay community in Britain, published in 1994 to celebrate 25 years of @stonewalluk At that time it was an organisation that I supported, and I felt supported me as a fairly newly out lesbian.
This thread quotes from that book, what Stonewall itself used to say about lesbians, same sex attraction and no matter how much they try to rewrite it, their own history. The most obvious to notice is that of in ‘94 it was an organisation proudly and specifically for LGB people.
1️⃣ Of concern: '... commissioners appeared to be commissioning gender-neutral services in breach of the public sector equality duty' and “that will not enable the aims of equality set out in the Equality Act to be full achieved.”