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Respect My Sex campaign gathers momentum

There has been some amazing media coverage of the “Respect My Sex if you Want My X” local election campaign. This includes the front page of the Mail, a feature story in the Times and Heather Binning, Helen Joyce and Caroline Ffiske in a studio interview with GB News.

It got a front-page boost in the Times from J K Rowling and the ladies who lunch!

Rosie Duffield MP spoke about it on BBC Woman’s Hour. Politicians of every party are beginning to recognise that they cannot continue to duck this issue. 

Up and down the country, women and men are taking the chance to ask politicians questions on the doorstep, starting with: “Can you tell me what a woman is?”  

And Women’s Rights Network groups are organising stalls and giving out leaflets in their local high streets.  

Get involved!

Everyone in the UK can get involved in this campaign!

  1. Talk to campaigners and candidates when they come to your doorstep – tell them why you are concerned and ask them our four questions: 
    • Can you tell me what a woman is?
    • Do you understand that the Equality Act 2010 allows for single-sex services and sports?
    • Will you work to protect single-sex services in our local community?
    • Will you ensure that our local authority uses the clear concept of sex in its policies?
  2. Email your candidates – find out who they are then use our template email 
  3. Share the campaign on social media – #RespectMySex
  4. Write to your local newspaper or go to a local election meeting and ask a question
  5. Print out the Respect My Sex campaign poster and put it up in your window – you never know what conversations it might spark!

There are campaign resources to download on the Women Uniting and Women’s Rights Network websites including doorstep questions, a template email and a template letter to the editor.

Download the poster, print it out and put it in your window!