This is our open letter to the organisers of the Women’s Liberation at 50 Conference. We stand in solidarity with Professor Selina Todd and against the no platforming of feminists and academics.
It was emailed on Wednesday 4th March with over 500 signatures, collected in just over two days. We now have over 600 signatures and will continue to add names to this page as more people sign. You can add your name – or your group or organisation’s name – using this link: https://forms.gle/FJC37LSsfPpxYvey8
by Emily G.
On Saturday 27th July, a dozen or so women from Greater Manchester ReSisters and ticket holders for the evening’s Make More Noise talk, rocked up at the People’s History Museum, placards and megaphone in tow, ready to take the museum up in a literal manner on their invitation to ‘come share protests or campaigns important to you.’ The strange twist to our ‘street’ rendering of their ‘Protest Lab’ exposition, was that it was the museum itself we were there to protest.
Why We Protested
by Jo Bartosch, freelance journalist campaigning for the rights of women and girls
“Hello Stonewall! We are lesbians, the old-fashioned type that don’t have penises!”
shouts protestor Dr Julia Long. Others in the group laugh in agreement, before continuing to chat and hand out leaflets outside the QEII Centre in central Westminster.
Organised by women’s groups, including Resisters and the Lesbian Rights Alliance, the ‘Stonewall is Anti-Lesbian’ protest fell on 26th April, Lesbian Day of Visibility. The aim was to bring attention to what the protestors see as the betrayal of lesbians by the UK’s biggest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) advocacy group, Stonewall. Continue reading