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May 21 22 tweets 6 min read
Some receipts about the past behaviour and comments from the CEO of ERCC, Mridul Wadhwa, who, despite the excoriating judgment remains in post. This was his behaviour during the forensic medical services debate. His reaction to the #sixwords amendment to ensure the rape victims could request the sex of an examiner was extraordinary, even attacking Shona Robison.
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Apr 8 9 tweets 2 min read
Guilt by association - much like the #HateCrimeActScotland - is a very one way street. If you point out that predatory men abuse self ID or that others take spaces reserved for women, you are likely to be told that you are smearing all trans people by association. If men turn up with signs saying "decapitate terfs" and MPs or ministers are photographed with them, it was one bad egg in an otherwise "joyous" event.

Same with hundreds of men in masks screaming down megaphones in the faces of women. Don't judge all trans activists by violent men!
Feb 5 15 tweets 6 min read
🧵 The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) consultation on a revision to “deception as to gender” in its guidance on prosecuting rape and serious sexual offences was discussed by @Jebadoo2 on Free Speech Nation last night.

The guidance is written in the language of gender identity ideology and suggests people successfully “living as a man/woman” are less likely to face prosecution if they deceive a sexual partner about their actual sex.
Nov 20, 2023 8 tweets 3 min read
Dear @MaggieChapman, you state in your Parliamentary Motion that there is an "increase in hate crimes directed towards trans people".

No there is not. It's an inaccurate claim. And you know this, because we wrote to make you aware of the correct data earlier this month. We emailed you about your statement on the @scottishgreens website on 2nd Nov. Not only does it misrepresent our court decision (which ruled that the vast majority of transwomen are MEN) but "anti-trans hate crimes" are NOT soaring.

Why has the web page not been corrected? Image
Aug 23, 2023 30 tweets 10 min read
So, @PatrickHarvie is apparently now worried about abuse and "toxic" debate. But mainly when he's on the receiving end. Let's have a non-exhaustive look at all the times Harvie has tried to elevate the conversation:
#HarvieHatesWomen Back in 2019, and following her thoughtful thread about sex and gender, Juan Mac, a blogger with a long record for abusing women (wonderfully, he was forced to apologise to JKR), named @JoanMcAlpine as his "weekly wanker". Harvie gleefully retweeted it.
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Aug 2, 2023 11 tweets 6 min read
Link to the Book 28 advice on @CILIPScotland website - much of it is illegal. First some boring serious points before the "fun" begins. Let's dive in!
https://t.co/YNECUw8FUobook28.weebly.com/uploads/7/1/1/…
Refugee groups for women should incl transwomen. No, esp as many women from ethnic minority backgrounds cannot be in mixed sex settings & this will exclude many of that cohort. You will be discriminating potentially on the grounds of:
Sex
Religion
Race Image
Jun 28, 2023 25 tweets 5 min read
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Part 2 and Ellie!

First we have the sanity intermission with @RobbieTravers during which Innes of @untribalnews makes offensive & ignorant comments about DSDs (again), says "men & women" is a social construct, talks "wrong body" & accuses Robbis of "going on another rant". Innes is "educating" us you understand about "metaphysical bodies". Much like Lysenko "educated" the Soviets about genetics.

Seriously we BEG you, talk to more people who understand
a) biology
b) DSDs
c) law

Or, you could just talk to Ellie who understands self-promotion...
Jun 28, 2023 42 tweets 10 min read
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This weekend saw two trans identified would-be politicians in the spotlight. Ellie Gomersall, a previous candidate for SGP & president of Scottish NUS, was called out for taking a place at a conference for women seeking election. Meanwhile, Amber Roberts, an SNP office holder of pretty lowly estate was given a plum speaking slot at the SNP’s slimmed down conference.
May 9, 2023 8 tweets 6 min read
We thought we were beyond being shocked, but this document from @CareInspect is possibly the most willfully dangerous & wickedly irresponsible we have ever seen.

If you think that is hyperbole, believe us, it doesn't touch the edges #safeguardingfail
careinspectorate.com/images/documen… Cared-for children really are among the most vulnerable in society. They often have mental health issues & are at risk of exploitation & abuse.

They are over-represented in GIDS. This is something that concerns responsible people - but not @CareInspect
gendercriticalwoman.blog/2021/05/15/gen…
May 9, 2023 8 tweets 4 min read
This woman is one of the Staff Pride Network at @EdinburghUni (she claims to be "queer") who hired Tom to sing off-key and shout abuse at women. Since then, Tom has hounded venues, stalked women & sneered at working class towns. He hasn't suffered "attacks" for anything other… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Image For those unfamiliar with Dr Baines... in 2019, having targeted a women's festival, she defended the decision to house paedophile Dolatowski in a women's shelter & threatened to report anyone "misgendering" the violent child abuser to Twitter.
forwomen.scot/27/02/2019/sex… Image
May 8, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Maybe Tom is being likened to a stalker because he IS behaving like a one He is deliberately trying to make women's lives miserable & encouraging those who wish them harm to gather outside venues. ImageImage He claims not to support violence, but has no objection to demonising women, lying about them & yelling abuse (esp at old or working class women).
Jan 25, 2023 19 tweets 7 min read
So @KeithBrownSNP trusts the SPS & their track record. Let's examine it!

At the last count there were 16 trans prisoners in Scotland with 5 (males) in female jails. Since then, two more have been placed in the women's estate.
heraldscotland.com/politics/23276… Meanwhile the number of prisoners identifying as trans is accelerating rather rapidly.
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Jan 25, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
Urgent question from @RussellFindlay1 to @KeithBrownSNP on the disgraceful placement of double rapist in a women's prison.

Mr Brown passes the buck to @scottishprisons & claims he trusts their "risk assessment". Forgive us, if we do not! In a follow up, he asks if the Minister will use his power to ensure that no rapists can be sent to women's prison. He won't.

Mr Brown then basically says that because rapists without GRCs are already sent to female prisons, GRR won't make a difference. Oh, that's fine then!
Dec 19, 2022 16 tweets 8 min read
Today, @SP_EHRCJ will hear evidence from Victor Madrigal (again). Their role is supposedly over, so we would hope they'd allow all MSPs to ask the questions they, with honourable exceptions (@PamGosalMSP @Rachael2Win) will no doubt fail to do (we expect Joe to block other MSPs)🧵 There will be (again) a huge elephant in the committee room - namely that Mr Madrigal's views, beyond self ID, sit uncomfortably with the stated position of @scotgov on women's rights.

Way back in 2017, @theSNP adopted this position on prostitution.
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Dec 19, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
WOW

How time, and job, changes an individuals positon!

This is not our recollection of our conversations with @kezdugdale @thetimes

Shame on you Kezia, what a coward...

thetimes.co.uk/article/kezia-… FWS had meetings with her and she asked FMQ on our behalf .

We, stupidly , were trying to protect her by not stating this before.

Game over.
Dec 16, 2022 10 tweets 4 min read
It gets more bonkers! This is from Madrigal's press release.

We're sure he'll be delighted learn that TW are not killed, tortured, beaten, or excluded from health, employment, housing, & education.

It's almost like having robust equality law makes the real difference. Image It isn't clear why Victor feels a piece of paper would stop these abuses though. Does the paper magically convince everyone these are real women?

If so, he should consider that in much of the world women are also killed & excluded, so it wouldn't make much difference!
Dec 4, 2022 17 tweets 6 min read
Another day, another confected attempt by the @scottishgreens to malign us.

@MaggieChapman needs to be careful in her hyperbolic lies - we have never appeared at a "festival of hate". As we repeatedly told the journalist, all the film will be online soon
archive.ph/PIMaB We spent most of Friday dealing with emails from the journalist & told him many times that we were not on the same panel as the SFP. Despite this, the @ScotNational has printed a lie. Probably because saying we were on a panel with a paediatrician & an academic isn't so fruity.
Dec 1, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
Lying about us and what we do seems to be a hobby for certain elements of political Scotland. We don't expect Duncan (Fiona, Euan etc etc) to set the record straight, so here goes. 🧵

We did not co-organise this event. Image We were invited by @acadofideas, a respected organisation who frequently host conversations between people of widely different political opinions in the belief that discussion and robust examination of ideas is the best way forward. We agree with this.
Oct 26, 2022 11 tweets 3 min read
This is shocking & chilling. Tomorrow, MSPs will vote on GRR, @NicolaSturgeon will tell us this has nothing to do with the vote. That will be a lie. @NHSScotland has betrayed vulnerable children on the watch of this Gov in the name of a cultural shift. 🧵telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/10/2… "A gender identity clinic’ branded “Sturgeon’s Tavistock” has been offering patients irreversible sex-change treatments despite senior clinicians admitting that its methods are not backed by “robust evidence”, a leaked recording showed."
Oct 26, 2022 10 tweets 4 min read
OTOH, Scottish Council on Human Bioethics & an extensive report from a senior paediatrician. OTO, gov funded, ideologically-driven, non-medical lobby groups. Guess which one @scotgov @ScotGovFM listens to?! They've prob had enough of experts.
#No2SelfID
thetimes.co.uk/article/scotti… We wonder if @MaggieChapman or @Cmacf76 are going to pick up the bill for the Local Authorities and the Scottish NHS when the inevitable negligence claims begin. We wonder why they presume to think they know better than Hillary Cass and the Council of Human Bioethics?
Oct 15, 2022 9 tweets 3 min read
"If any woman or girl suffers voyeurism, sexual harassment, assault or rape in consequence of the Scottish government’s lax new rules, the blame will rest squarely with those at Holyrood who ignored safeguarding experts and women’s campaigners."
thetimes.co.uk/article/jk-row… Thank you @jk_rowling for being in this fight with us and for your voice.

Scottish women are so fortunate to have you! #WomenWontWheesht #WomensRally #RespectMySex #SaveOurSpaces