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I’m a Mum with opinions, often untoward about p@3dos. YouTube I make #FeministBadges occasionally, too
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Oct 4, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
As we know, predators are looking for three things:
1) access
2) opportunity
3) social cover
If you’re running an organisation that provides any of these elements, predators will be trying to use you to get to kids #Mermaids #safeguarding works if we disrupt these three ways that predators use organisations:
1) access: ensure adults don’t have unsupervised access to minors: no private one-to-ones, no use of unregulated chat services/platforms, no mingling of minor and adult services
Sep 3, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
The tragic death of a woman who identified as a ‘trans man’, killed by blows from a man resulting in catastrophic brain injury, is reported as “transphobic hate crime” What actually happened was a violent man was verbally abusive to a lesbian couple. A ‘trans man’ intervened, and the violent man punched the ‘trans man’, which resulted in her death. It’s men’s violence against women that caused this death.
Jul 12, 2022 10 tweets 6 min read
'Football is for everyone' Cheshire FA (male) player who is invading the women’s changing rooms and toilets, every practice and every match ⁦@fairplaywomen⁩ ⁦… But wait: surely this divorced father of three (and grandfather of three more) is a delicate flower that was cruelly excluded from all forms of exercise? You can’t even pick out this father-of-3 from this picture with teammates
May 10, 2022 9 tweets 3 min read
So, yesterday I filmed a video, reading Debbie Hayton’s latest justification for public displays of fetishism. My video is informed by child development and safeguarding frameworks However, for those that are short of time, I’ll be able to give you a summary, now.
No 3 yr old can possibly have AGP, which is an adult paraphillia.
3 yr olds are at Piaget’s pre-operational stage, and believe that dressing up as a thing transforms you into a thing.
May 8, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
Didn’t you know that at all times, all your political opinions about events in foreign Countries must be broadcasted on privately owned social networks. Or else strangers will assume they understand your politics? GB has broad popular consensus in favour of safe, legal abortion, where medically approved by 2 doctors. The very small pockets of forced birthers have no political influence. We have maternity leave, and universal free-at-the-point-of-need healthcare. Thanks, feminists!
Nov 27, 2021 22 tweets 8 min read
Some things I know:
1. Men’s sexuality has evolved to prime men for instant reactions to stimulation (including thoughts, feelings, sensations) and has been selected for the ability to reproduce many times with many people.
2. This is not like women’s sexuality
#SomeThingsIKnow 3. Women’s sexuality has evolved to allow us to choose to invest time and resources in a mate, to reproduce relatively few times. This is different to men’s sexuality.
4. The dance between the drivers of men’s and women’s sexualities, gives us culture
Nov 26, 2021 5 tweets 5 min read
Women are amazing. In the vacuum created as traditional media abandoned women’s issues, women stepped up, and many have become expert ‘citizen-reporters’. Thanks to @tribunaltweets @StopfordianR and the tweeters #AdrianHarrop #FtP #FitnessToPractice @gmc The lamentable tantrumming doctor has showed no insight, no remorse, no accountability for the impact of his actions on the women he intimidated and threatened. It will be a whitewash if he isn’t severely sanctioned #AdrianHarrop #FtP #FitnessToPractice @gmcuk
Nov 17, 2021 12 tweets 9 min read
Important FTP Hearing had been going on: today was day 3. Every complaint, and every witness must be thanked for their persistence and bravery in stepping forward to protect the public #FitnessToPractice #AdrianHarrop In a remarkably arrogant and narcissistic move, #AdrianHarrop was interviewed by @VICE *and gave them a copy of the legal bundle, including witness statements and personally identifying information* #FitnessToPractice
Dec 4, 2020 9 tweets 2 min read
Have just received notice from school that @LeedsCC_Help are offering FSM ‘hampers’ of food to help families like mine over Xmas. This is another example of people trying to help and getting it very very wrong Families like mine have very specific needs for our food. And I plan my ‘budget’ very carefully. I don’t have a car, or a chest freezer, so I have to plan the pantry storage, too.
Dec 4, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
Interesting juxtaposition of tweets in my timeline.
Exhibit A. £385000 awarded to Hull’s transgender community…
Exhibit B. £160000 desperately needed to keep a BAME Women’s service running, in Hull…

@hullfair Population of Hull was 260000 in 2019.
White population 89.7%, 233000 people, so BAME population 10.3% or 27000 people. Female BAME is 50% of that, or 13500 women.…
Sep 13, 2020 13 tweets 7 min read
The other important anniversary for U.K. feminists happening today: it’s 3 years since the assault on Maria McLachlan, at Speakers’ Corner, in London #MariaMcLachlan Maria was standing with a group of women, waiting for instructions of how to get to the secret venue where a feminist event to discuss proposed GRA Reform, was being held. They were being protested by a rowdy group of trans activists #MariaMcLachlan
Sep 7, 2020 11 tweets 3 min read
What’s described here isn’t going to break down the sex-based oppression of women. It’s just going to confuse this kid, and isolate them from their peer group Raising girls, in struck with the gendered differences in clothing that are offered to children. It’s beyond pink and blue. Boys clothes encourage activity, they’re made of fabrics, patterns, and colours that stand frequent washing and resist damage during play
Jul 6, 2020 18 tweets 4 min read
It’s 13 years since I had an emergency c-section, to save my life, and the life of my baby (thank you NHS!)
The operation was performed in minutes. The violence of it, coming after such a long and painful Labour, caused me to dissociate. My baby was alive: I was elated! It was hard to re-integrate with my body, afterwards. The extraordinarily long labour; the pressure on the surgical team that meant my section was so delayed; the imminent post-natal depression that was crashing down on me. I didn’t recognise myself
Jun 21, 2020 18 tweets 12 min read
Guess what’s happening in #Leeds, the #WomanFriendlyCity tomorrow? That’s right: Male performances of objectified and ridiculed femininity, and of sexual subordination... for toddlers and children. #DQST. The text of the advert reads:

“Looking for a unique story hour for your little one? Well we have a novel suggestion!

Drag Queen Story Hour UK and Leeds Libraries have joined together to provide a new and innovative storytime...”
#Leeds #WomanFriendlyCity #DQST
Jun 9, 2020 22 tweets 5 min read
A note about biological sex. I am not a biologist, but I can accurately predict sex in almost every human I see. Why is this, given that some people have cross-sex identifications, and intersex conditions can be present? We know that female= large gamete production capability, and Male= small gamete production capability. But people keep saying biological sex is so complex, and biology has ‘moved on’, because there are edge cases within categories
May 13, 2020 9 tweets 2 min read
Thoughts on reading the new piece by Holly Lawford-Smith: I couldn’t disagree more. HLS gets the “TWAM” part of the argument correct; there is no way a man could know what it feels like to be a woman, for neither their own internal experience, nor the cultural milieu, give them access to a female perspective
Apr 6, 2020 12 tweets 3 min read
My heart goes out to every woman isolated at home with an angry Male partner. He doesn’t have to be violent: he just has to keep you on egg-shells, in a state of hyper-vigilance, or to appease him at all costs. For women with children, there’s another layer of distress. Protecting the children from witnessing this is impossible. and soon, they also learn to disrespect Mum. How could they not? The gaslighting is complete: the whole family agrees
Jan 30, 2020 21 tweets 12 min read
So, I’ve been listening to this podcast, this morning. In it, ‘Joanne’ talks about sustaining her marriage through her husband’s transition to live full time as ‘Helen’ @transwidows #AGP… First of all, h/t to @Quieten_Down who first alerted me to the podcast
Nov 23, 2019 5 tweets 2 min read
The woman that was my daughter’s Guide leader attended last night’s #WPUKLeeds19. I asked her about the safeguarding challenges of accommodating intact males in sleeping accommodations with my daughter or other girls She told me that she had “trans friends, who would be on the floor, crying, if they heard what I was saying”.
That’s not safeguarding my daughter, or other girls. That’s protecting the feelings of unrelated adults.
Sep 7, 2019 18 tweets 20 min read
My photos from today’s #LesbianStrengthMarch are awesome. The organising team, @LeedsReSisters have done a fantastic job #LesbianStrength So many incredible women, all united to fight for #LesbianStrength #LesbianStrengthMarch
Jul 28, 2019 15 tweets 3 min read
On yesterday's racism in feminism upset.

First of all, and most important: the experiences of BAME women cannot and should not be denied or dismissed by white women, who are both the majority of the movement, and have significant structural advantages. Believe women. We think we are the default woman whose oppression is addressed in feminism. This is not so. We fight for ALL women. Including women who are fighting battles that we don't always understand.

We have to get better at demonstrating the solidarity we want to show.