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An open letter to the organisers of the “We Need to Talk Tour” from a group of feminists in Ireland

We write as cisgender feminists in Ireland to the organisers of the ‘We Need To Talk’ speaking tour who plan to hold an event in Ireland in February.


The main purpose of the ‘We Need To Talk’ tour is to promote opposition to the proposed reform of the Gender Recognition Act in the UK. The reformed act would allow people to self-declare their gender  (currently in the UK people are forced to go through the indignity of medical diagnosis in order to have their gender recognised). This proposed legal reform is a necessary and urgent step toward undoing the stigma, discrimination and violence that trans people in the UK currently endure. The organisers of ‘We Need to Talk’ are making a stop here in Ireland, under the guise of talking about abortion. However, their motives remain clear to us, and we write this letter to show that their exclusionary, discriminatory attitudes to trans people – in particular trans women – are not welcome here in Ireland. We will not sit in silence while the organisers of this meeting peddle ideas and opinions that are actively harmful to the well-being and safety of our comrades.


Trans women and men in Ireland have the legal right to self-declare their gender. Trans people and particularly trans women are an inextricable part of our feminist community. The needs of trans people are part of our campaigns. There is no difference between ‘feminists’ spreading transphobic and transmisogynist ideas or spreading racism or homophobia. We want no part of it, and we don’t want it here. So yes, we do need to talk.

We can see from your social media posts about your tour and its contents, that your opposition to the GRA is based on the idea that feminist organising and women’s rights will somehow be harmed through trans inclusivity and organising with our trans sisters. We know this is not true. We, the signatories of this letter, organise hand in hand with our trans sisters. Together, cis and trans, we are Irish feminism. Trans women are our sisters; their struggles are ours, our struggles theirs. They were our sisters before any state-issued certification said so and will always be no matter what any legislation says, either now or in the future.


In the south of Ireland*, trans women have been able to declare themselves women and have the state change their documentation to reflect that declaration since 2015. The sky has not fallen. Cis women have not lost anything whatsoever from this. If anything, all of Irish feminism has gained: our struggle for bodily autonomy gains in strength and momentum through this victory for our trans sisters. There are few things as feminists in Ireland we can say we have been pleased to see passed by the state. This, although flawed in its lack of recognition of trans children and non-binary people, is one.

So tell us: what is it that you know of Irish feminism that you feel entitled and authorised to come here and lecture us on? Dublin has not been part of the UK since 1921, yet you originally described ‘We Need To Talk’ as a UK tour while still including Dublin on your list of venues. This gives us some idea of how little you know about Irish realities, north or south.


We do not need you here. We have not had your support in our fight for #repealthe8th, our fight against the historical and ongoing impact of the Magdalene Laundries, our fight for taking back control of our hospitals from religious orders, our fight for justice for women and babies tortured and entombed in Mother and Baby homes.


Do you know, for example, that in the north of Ireland, legally part of the UK, women still cannot access safe and legal abortion? Have you campaigned on this in any way? If you have, why don’t we know about it? Did you strike in solidarity with us on March 8th last year? Did you even know we were striking and for what? Do you have any kind of concept of what a feminism in a country shaped by struggle against Empire looks like? Did you take even a second to consider that, in assuming you have the right to come here in any kind of position of feminist authority, you’re behaving with the arrogance of just that imperialism? We have had enough of colonialism in Ireland without needing more of it from you


We neither want nor need your lecture tour. You’re not welcome here.

Is sinnse,

Signing organisations:

The Abortion Rights Campaign
ARN – Anti-Racism Network Ireland
Bi+ Ireland
Choice Ireland
Galway Pro-Choice
Gay Community News
Hate and Hostility Research Group at the University of Limerick
National LGBT Federation
Parents for Choice in Pregnancy and Childbirth
Rally for Choice
UCD Centre for Gender, Feminisms & Sexualities


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Hollie Leddy Flood
Mary Jane Farrer
Amy O’Sullivan
K. White
Ciara Hamilton
Jessica McNamara
Nikita Mulready
Emily Tock
Tashara Studebaker
Celine Byrne
Chloé McLaughlin
Caroline Barrett
Caroline Craddock
Emily Harford
Sara Hudson
Dervla O’Neill
Sasha Albertini
Sarah Wright
Andrea Cleary
Brianna Beech
Caoimhe Donnelly
Katie Scully
Rachel Boyle
Holly Burnard
Toni Lee
Kate O’Hara
Kate morris
Marion Fleming
Denise Medea
Jennifer Power
Maria o Driscoll
Hazel O’Kelly
Stephanie Woodcock
Rae McKinlay
Edel Murray
Sophia Murray
Zita Prinsloo
Ciara Quinlan
Emma O’Connell
Sarah MacIsaac
Casey Hynes
Niamh Birkett
Orlaith Slater
Eleanor Mc Ilroy
Hannah Ní Chonghaile
Ciara Gildea
Catherine Murray
Kayleigh Haberlin
Caroline Kennedy
Jennifer White
Lana Mayer
Edel Marples
Caroline Giles
Roisin Cronin
Kellie Turtle
Brianna Reid
Sinéad Dunne
Annie Keegan
Emily Duffy
Leah Buckley
Edana Gorham
Emma O’Connell
Jessika Hogan
Natalia R Fernandez
Teresa Kelly
Kathleen Hannon
Caroline Kennedy
C Meldon
Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan
Eileen Gormley
Lucía Cernadas Varela
Chloe Marshall
Jean Kelly
Gillian Kearns
Beth Whelan
Kody Coughlan
Lauren Mulvihill
Caroline Dixon
Kelsie Fitzgerald
Dr Brooke Magnanti
Áine Kavanagh
Claddagh Nic Lochlainn
Joan Crowley
Noela Broz
Sharon McMenamin
Sarah Pierce
Sabrina Ní Shluain
Amy rochford
Ann Prendiville
Rosemary Kelly
Síomha Murphy
Claire Warren
Claire Byrne
Megan Thornton
Ann Casey
Artemide Almeria Baraldi
Fia Magdelene
Anabelle Stehl
Susan Hannon
Rachael Walsh
Amy McBride
Chloe Ní Bhroin
Kitty McGuinness
Amy Metcalfe
Eimear McHugh
Aishling Hassett
Katherine Fama
Sarah Stanley
Rebekah Leacy
Caitriona Gillman
Christine Irwin Murphy
Bevin Murphy
Fiona Kirk
Etain O’Kane
Haris Scocozza
Jody Kelly White
Denise Murray
Tess Purcell
Rachel Thompson
Christine Morris
Aideen Farrell
Samuel Foxton
Eveanne Kelly
Kate Delaney
Danielle Donovan
Medb Madigan
Dorothy Nicholson
Linda McConnell
Aine Walsh



* As Irish intersectional feminists, North and South, we recognize that our feminism must be anti-imperialist and anti-colonialist. At the request of feminists in the North, who are affected daily by British colonialism, we use the terms “the South” and “the North” as a rejection of the legitimacy of partition and the failed northern statelet known as “Northern Ireland”.

We recognise that other people on the island use different terms for these entities and there are a lot of differing views on this. However, we use these terms purposefully, as acknowledgement that this island is still under partition by a colonial power.





About Sinéad Redmond

Angry feminist, pro-choice & maternity rights activist, software engineer. Mother of a beautiful little girl. Enjoys ruining feminism for everyone.

177 responses »

  1. Add my name please

  2. Amazing Letter.

    Add my name.

      • Millions of scientific articles have been written using the word “woman.” That is because it is an objective, biology-based term, telling us three things about the animal in question:

        1. Its stage of life (i.e. adult)
        2. Its species (i.e. human)
        3. It sex (i.e. female)

        Yet the people supporting this letter not only believe that a woman no longer needs to have a female body, but that this requirement should be replaced with a completely subjective and transitory property of mind.

        Not only this, but it seems that you are ALSO suggesting that anyone who disagrees (with a definition that you have not yet even provided!) is doing it for bigoted reasons!

        Perhaps you can answer some basic questions:

        1. What is a woman, and why is it better (or more “feminist”) to replace femaleness with a female “mentality”?
        2. If you want to describe people with a certain kind of mentality, why don’t you create your OWN WORD to describe such a person? Why are you instead insisting that you have the right to appropriate a word that: a. you didn’t invent, b. is already long established, and c. precisely and objectively used to describe a certain kind of animal?
        3. Why would it be meaningful to identify into a sex class? Is Ireland’s feminism at such a backward stage that you can’t conceive of a world where we SEPARATE gendered roles from our sex class? Is this letter simply a symptom of a failure of creativity? (I.e., if one wants to wear dresses and act dainty, then one must really be a woman)?
        4. What does it mean to be a “cisgendered woman”? It seems to imply that a person feels comfortable performing the gendered roles that women are expected to perform. Do you understand that this suggests that gender non-conforming women are no longer to be considered women? And yet, people who disagree with your reasoning are the bigots, is that right?
        5. If you have your way, and successfully (mis)appropriate the word “woman” to describe people with a shared mentality/personality: What is the word that YOU would suggest to refer to a human adult female? And why would this replacement word be an advancement in human society and culture?

        I have many more questions, but these will do for now….

  3. Add my name.

  4. Why have I received this No I am not Irish by birth ,I am a feminist a lesbin and have never heard of this tour thing so why have you sent me this accusing me of something i did

    not even know existed ?and wouldo not support .CHECK YOUR DETAILS PLEASE.I do not need or deserve hate,NOONE does.


    • Ioma, I’m sorry that someone sent this to you and you thought it was about you personally.

      It’s an open letter, we’ve published it publicly to make a public statement that Irish cis feminists support trans women. Anyone can view the letter.

      It’s written to the organisers of the We Need To Talk Tour. You say you’re not one and that you don’t support them, so this letter is NOT written to you.

      I think it’s most likely that someone sent you the link because they thought you might be interested.

  5. Please add my name: Íde Corley. Thanks!

  6. Please add my name! Nessa Dinneen

  7. Eléana Ní Mhurchú

    Please add my name, Eléana Ní Mhurchú.

  8. Aoife Marie O'Donnell

    Aoife Marie O’Donnell . Please add my name!

  9. Can we reblog this on The Queerness to show our support?

  10. Niamh Geraghty. Please add my nMe.

  11. Phenomenal letter.
    Please add my name.

  12. Brilliant letter. Please add my name. Keep up the good work. xxx

  13. Yes! Powerful and glorious. This is what sisterhood looks like and reminds me of the cohesion we had in the 1980s.! It makes exclusionary ideology look exactly like it is, mean-spirited, regressive and full of fear and hate. I wish women’s organisations in the UK would express their support like this. In solidarity!

    • Thank you, it’s important. X


        No, this is not what either sisterhood or “inclusion” look like, and its very sad. Its what mindless, tribalistic group-think looks like. Feminism in Ireland looks as though its almost as dead as it is in the U.S., and just as unimpressive if not all but unrecognizable. But the UK is finally waking up, so maybe others will too. You should also loose the we’re speaking for all women (or feminists) standpoint, because you most certainly are not. Many in the trans community have royally abused their own as well with this attitude, in their attempt to demonize, silence, and erase the actually majority everywhere that simply disagrees with the most extreme aspects of the current dominant trans narrative (which is certainly only one among several). Again, very sad. Truly the most thoughtless iteration of both feminism and intersectionality ever….Thanks but no thanks. Women everywhere deserve much better. And the women who need (and therefore deserve) it the most are those who are born into circumstances and conditions shaped entirely by the simple fact of the bodies they were born in, that they can in no way escape by simply identifying their way out of. I mean, seriously, call me when you’re ready to have a considerably more mature, complex, reality-based conversation about all this, because it is very long overdue from many “feminists'” end.

        • Dead right

        • Well said, Vicki. This Irish feminist agrees with you thoroughly.

          I genuinely lolled at the part of the letter where its writer held it up as some of victory that self-ID was legal in Ireland before abortion was.

          I was heartened though to see that none of the Irish feminists that I know personally are on the list.

          I’m happy for this group to have their say though, so long as they don’t speak for all Irish feminists or Irish women more generally because they most certainly do not. Many of us have reservations and that includes plenty of left-leaning women.

          Thanks again for your comments, Vicki.

  14. Reidun Schlesinger

    please add my name

  15. Add my name please

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  17. Roisin O'Connor

    A beautiful written letter, would love to add my name to it!

    Roisin O’Connor

  18. Aoife Cáit Claffey

    Please add my name – Aoife Cáit Claffey. Thanks!

  19. Lorraine Grimes

    Add my name

  20. Fantastic letter.

    Please add my name

  21. Please add my name Grainne Coyne

  22. Please add my name to this important document, thanks for organising it.

  23. Please add my name

  24. Please add my name – Isolde ÓBrolcháin Carmody. I am not comfortable with the idea of preventing people from speaking, but this is a message that needs to be heard. Thank you for writing it.

  25. please add my name! Roo Honeychild

  26. Add

  27. Seána Mc Gough

    Add my name

  28. Fantastic letter,
    Please add my name.

  29. Please add my name

  30. Caroline O'Neill

    Please add my name

  31. Please add my name! Keep up the good work x

  32. Please add my name.

  33. Caroline O'Connell

    I would like to add my name in support of my trans sisters. Turf the Terfs.

  34. Please sign me too – Susan McGrady

  35. This is an absolutely wonderful letter ❤

  36. Michelle Herbert

    Michelle herbert

  37. Yes! This is amazing. Please add my name.
    Sir Altivanik, a.k.a. Shir Madness

  38. Well said. Please add my name.

  39. A beautiful response to these bullies. Feminism is not feminism unless it is intersectional and supportive of all women (including trans women).
    Thank you – from a UK trans woman

    • Feminism isn’t feminism unless it centres the female of the species. Intersectional Feminism/liberal feminism is just a Mens Rights organisation hiding in plain sight. Women of Ireland wake up before its too late and your daughters have nothing because you gave it all away to be ‘kind’.

  40. Amazing work, please add my name – Hayley Douglas.

  41. A great letter. Please add my name – Caoimhe McAleenan.

  42. Please leave my name

  43. Please add my name
    Natale Finn

  44. Thank you for standing up to the TERF filth

  45. Brilliant letter. Please add my name 🙂

  46. Please add my name – Emma Burke

  47. Orfhlaith Mulvihill

    Well said. Admittedly, I am not comfortable with people not being allowed to exercise the right to freedom of speech but hate speech cannot be tolerated. As an intersectional feminist, I stand in support of our trans sisters. Please add my name, go raibh maith agat – Orfhlaith Mulvihill

    • Well then, you ARE comfortable with people not being allowed to exercise the right to freedom of speech. A little disclaimer doesn’t negate that sentiment.

      Own your belief, FFS.

  48. Fine. You’ve had your say. Now let those people who want to go to this meeting and have their conversation do so and those who don’t can stay away and everyone will be happy. Believe it or not, there are some Irish people who do want this meeting. Having attended some of the other talks – and in fact having spoken at one about my experience of being beaten up by trans activists – there is no reason to think there will be hate speech there. The only people advocating hatred and violence are trans activists – not women who are being hurt or feel threatened by them.

    • Skepticat- you make me laugh. You claim there will be no hate speech but you endorse and engage in vicious attacks on trans women trans identities, and you claim to speak on behalf of “real women”.


      Your rhetoric is toxic, narrow minded and self defeating, as is the lot with you whackjobs.

      Please leave us, and trans people alone.


    • Sarah-Anne Kennedy

      Skepticat, you align all trans people with violent rapists and criminals. You goaded those people into attacking you at Speakers Corner. You went there with an agenda and you are only too delighted that they assaulted you. You now have “proof” that all trans people are like this. They are not. I don’t condone the assault, but do not tar everyone with the same brush. You are filled with hate against a minority and have a record of this.

      You and your ilk are not welcome here. You can have your event but we Irish will not stand idly by and say nothing. We’ve had enough of British colonialists telling us what they think we should do by now.

      There is a difference between free speech and hate speech and your hate speech will not go unchallenged.

      Trans rights are human rights.

      • Mattie'sBumFlannel

        “You goaded those people into attacking you at Speakers Corner. You went there with an agenda and you are only too delighted that they assaulted you.”

        Jesus. Please engage your critical thinking faculties and really reflect on what you’re saying here. You are defending male thuggery and violence against a fellow woman on the basis that she goaded him into it. Uppity old hag standing up for women’s right to assemble and discuss issues pertaining to their oppression as a sex (not gender identified) caste. Deserves a good thrashing and, moreover, she asked for it and wanted it. Really think about that. Internalised misogyny is a very pure manifestation of colonisation.

        • Sarah-Anne Kennedy

          I’m not saying she deserved it. I’m not saying she asked for it. But she did go looking for an altercation and that is where it sets it apart. I don’t condone the attack but she was not an innocent bystander. Herself, Venice Allan and her ilk have a consistent history of verbal abuse in their hate campaign against trans women. Again, while I don’t condone the physical assault I don’t feel she can act surprised that her intention to provoke an altercation did just that. In her comments on her own blog she condones violence, ” I too grew up in a family of boys as well as having trained in kickboxing. If only I’d had the camera smasher to myself, I’d have beaten him senseless.” She’s a hypocrite. She uses this assault to tar all trans women as violent. She is milking the experience to support her hate speech. And that is wrong.

      • You’re so bloody stupid! Look at the videos. A bunch kids shouting at women at Speakers Corner – she’s filming from 10 feet away and Tara Wolf rushed out and attacks her. He got convicted of assault and quite right too. Enough of your victim blaming – you’re no feminists! Skepticat does not “align all trans people with violent rapists and criminals” – why do you have to lie? Shame on you!

      • Wow she asked for it? Is that really your position? I hope you do not call yourself a feminist!! Whence now sisterhood?

  49. As a Canadian transwoman with ancestors on both sides of the ‘border’, I have never been prouder of the home of my ancestors!

  50. I’d like to add my name please Sharon Hughes

  51. Catherine Murphy

    Please add my name to this letter. I am Irish, married to a British trans woman and we both approve of this so strongly.

  52. Cassie McGuinness

    Add my name please

  53. Jessica Fletcher

    Please add my name

  54. Please add my name.

  55. Please add my signature to your letter. I am immensley proud to be living in the Republic of Ireland, I moved here (Wexford) from my native England just over a year ago, I am a post op trans woman, and I’m deeply, deeply moved by your letter, & would love to be involved with your movement. I also think that the island of Ireland should be united as one Republic.

    Kind Regards,

    Eve Wallis

  56. Please add my name, Kevin Williams … Thank you for your wonderful humanitarian work.

  57. absolutely amazing and so moving – please add my name!

  58. Excellent letter, you have my full support. These people (will they be offended if I call them people) need to keep their noses out of our affairs and stop trying to peddle their hatred. Please add my name too

  59. Mighty!
    Please add my name if you have time – Vicky Donnelly

  60. Nicola Fox Hamilton

    We are not equal until we are all equal. Please add my name.

  61. Please add my name! Fala Buggy

  62. please add my name Jim Donnelly

  63. thanks for standing up to the terfs 🙂

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  65. Please add my name – Jane Brideson

  66. Add my name.

  67. add my name

  68. Elizabeth Fitzgerald

    Please add my name.

  69. Glad to see everyone take a stand. Please add my name if you’re still taking signatories.

  70. Please add my name. Linda Wilson. Thank you.

  71. Wow thank you for this xxx. I started reading all the names, and then realised just how many names there are. From one trans guy in the UK who has felt really down in the dumps since this transphobic feminism kicked back into action. Much love to you all. Xxx

  72. Thank you for this. Please add my name!

  73. Please add my name. Thank you

  74. Please add my name too 🙂

  75. So brilliant! Sadly I can’t add my name as I don’t live in Ireland, but I love your sentiment. Rock on ALL the women of Ireland! x

  76. Sarah-Anne Kennedy


    Brilliant letter and thank you for supporting trans rights. I don’t understand the TERFs. What are they are afraid of? It’s not like there’s only so much equality to go round. I did them so bizarre.

    Are there plans to protest the talk on the night? I would love to spend my Valentine’s supporting trans rights and protesting against hate speech.

  77. Excellent letter, I will sign my name

  78. Please add me too. Grainne Blair

  79. Aífe Twomey Dunphy

    Hear hear!

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  82. Artemide Almeria Baraldi

    Please add my name: Artemide Almeria Baraldi, from Italy. Thanks for this wonderful letter! 🙂

  83. Just want to express my solidarity. I am genderqueer and English, not cisgender or Irish, so I am not sure if I am eligible to sign, but I think making it clear that TERFs are not welcome is an excellent idea, and I also object to English feminists “helicoptering in” to other countries without understanding the struggles and efforts of feminists in those countries.

  84. Mattie'sBumFlannel

    I strongly urge all young Irish women to read Susan McKay’s piece in last Saturday’s “The Irish Times”. The gains made for women in this country and elsewhere by second wave feminists – TERFs in the new parlance of hatred for anyone female (of course) who dares to question any aspect of trans ideology – are very new and always fragile. Let there be no doubt that the oppression and subjugation of women was always centred on their female bodies, not any nebulous gender identity. It was never possible for women to identify out of that oppression. TERFs – meet the new witches; same as the old witches.

    • Not all second-wave feminists are TERFs and not all TERFs are second-wave feminists. But tell me, what gains did second-wavers achieve through being TERFy that they couldn’t have achieved without being TERFy?

      Since the Gender Recognition Act was passed in Ireland in 2015 – the very legislation that British TERFs are coming here to warn us about – Irish women have achieved the right to refuse unwanted interventions in childbirth (HSE v B), an expanded right of access to emergency contraception, and are on the cusp of the massive gain of repealing the eighth amendment. All this while accepting the right of people to self-identify their gender. Does it look like we’ve gone backwards since the GRA?

      Oh by the way, you know Betty Friedan – the ultimate second-wave feminist – made comparable arguments about lesbians, don’t you? Trans women – meet the new witches, same as the old witches.

      • I’m a man but, I want to one day get in touch with the best world’s scientist and make the feminist fantasy of 9 foot nine come true I want to make a growth serum and growth ray that can be put into the satalite and zap all you feminists woman and make you suddenly grow taller bigger and stronger I’d watch as your muscles grew bigger than the hulks and as you grew 10 feet tall and I’d love it I want to make this a reality.

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  86. I’m not Irish but I love this & feel a little proud to share a name (that’s uncommon in the US) with some wonderful women on this list! Nicely written.

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  90. Excellent response that cuts immediately through all the “we’re not prejudiced, but let’s talk about…” bullshit. It really makes me angry that we’re still discussing whether individuals should have identical rights. How is that even open to debate?

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  96. I’m a few generations removed from Ireland now, but this trans woman in Australia is standing with you. This is vitally important for anyone with a uterus and more broadly for bodily autonomy. The very best of wishes, hopes and luck to you all.

    • So you want to redefine the word “woman” without a public conversation. And call that feminism. More importantly, you want to call anyone who disagrees with your method anti-feminist.
      And then you want to claim that the body is totally irrelevant to the definition of the word.

      So….what you are really saying….is that women no longer share certain bodily characteristics. By implication, they must share a certain kind of PERSONALITY.

      Do tell us what that personality might be! And how such a concept is not INHERENTLY SEXIST??!!

  97. There is so much transphobic hate and lies being peddled at the moment. A beacon of reason, sense and compassion. Thank you. Thank you. xx

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  109. This is scary.
    Women don’t have penises. They are adult females.
    And now all these stupid women are letting men pretending to be women deny them women only spaces.
    Wake up all of you. For heavens sake.
    Get the L out of lgbt. You aren’t
    Speaking for me!

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  112. Thank you everyone :’) I needed this more than I realised.

  113. I think this is absolutely shit that irish feminists have done this Just shows that Irish people are more willing to believe in Santa and the tooth fairy and more innocent naive than British feminists and less interested in Science Reason Logic and proper of Oxford English dictionary

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  115. I had a tear in my eye when i saw this.i’m a uk trans woman.where i live i proved all the lies they tell to be untrue.then they held a meeting 20miles from where i live and suddenly things got really bad.i now get a hate incident nearly every week.i know any day soon i will be assaulted,dont eep well and have s stopped most of the community work i was doing to limit my visibility.they want to marginalise us,the uk is not safe for trans anymore.maybe i should claim assylum in eire where my skills and caring attitude will be accepted .i am happy as trans no matter what they stir up against me. Well thought iut letter,thank you all for a moment of sanity and hope

  116. I had a tear in my eye when i saw this.i’m a uk trans woman.where i live i proved all the lies they tell to be untrue.then they held a meeting 20miles from where i live and suddenly things got really bad.i now get a hate incident nearly every week.i know any day soon i will be assaulted,dont eep well and have s stopped most of the community work i was doing to limit my visibility.they want to marginalise us,the uk is not safe for trans anymore.maybe i should claim assylum in eire where my skills and caring attitude will be accepted .i am happy as trans no matter what they stir up against me. Well thought iut letter,thank you all for a moment of sanity and hope

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  118. What are you so frightened of Feminist Ire? Women meeting and talking? Women having opinions that differ from your own? If you think their argument doesn’t stack up then engage with them in civil debate. No platforming women looks exactly the ‘fluffy feminism’ you are so keen to distance yourself from.

  119. Thank you

  120. The British Empire and the Catholic Church have had enough centuries filled with squashing Ireland’s native intersectional feminism, thank you very much!

    • “Intersectional feminism?” Is that the doctrine that women all share a certain MENTALITY rather than a female body? Is it the idea that a woman is really just a person with the “urge to be a vessel for another’s desire,” as an influential “transwoman” is now informing us? Please do elaborate.

      • If you don’t know what intersectional feminism is you need to use the rare bit of free time we get these days to read books instead of blog posts.

        • You and all of the other self-identified “cisgendered feminists” in this thread are having problems understanding basic concepts. I will try to help:
          The problem with you calling yourself an “intersectional feminist” is that it suggests that you are a feminist. The problem with you calling yourself a “feminist” is that it suggests to know what a feminist actually is. In order to do THAT you would need to first understand what a woman is. You believe that a woman is NOT a human adult with a female body, but a female MENTALITY. And so you are SEXIST, which is the EXACT OPPOSITE of a feminist. I hope that helps!

  121. You aren’t speaking for me.

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  126. You’re all so open-minded that your brains have fallen out. And so narrow-minded that you can’t see our British sisters as the allies they have always been to us. Who do you think looked after women chased out of Ireland by the men in dresses for shamefully doing what women do naturally? A lot of them are second generation Irish. Get a grip. You’re all an embarrassment – shower of thick handmaidens, the lot of you. When will you ever learn to identify with women? The real ones, that is?

  127. no terfs no swerfs

    Terfs are about as feminist as Donald Trump. Isn’t the whole point of feminism that a woman is not her body, biology is not destiny, and every woman must decide her own identity? Not based on looks, body shape, or the opinions of others on her looks. Ditto for men. Ditto for non-binary people. Ditto for intersex people. Feminism is inclusive of everyone, including men. Misogyny, patriarchy, misandry, matriarchy, and general sexism, hurts everybody, including men. Bullying harms and twists bullies too. Only an individual gets to decide and define their sex/gender. Not somebody else. Anyway women come in all shapes, sizes, colours, and so on. And some women are trans, and they are women.

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