The Sex Matters team were joined by women’s rights activists to deliver the #DefendUs letter to 10 Downing Street today.
The letter, signed by almost 15,000 people, asks the Prime Minister to take urgent action to halt the escalating campaign of violence and intimidation against women in the name of “trans rights”.
It details how women are being threatened with social ostracism, loss of livelihood and physical violence; shouted down and intimidated at public events; and even subjected to physical violence for insisting on their freedom of belief and freedom of expression, and calling for existing sex-based legal protections to be upheld.
We urge the government to issue a call for evidence and to commission a rapid review on the impact of extreme transactivism on women’s rights.
This is the letter:
Together with Heather Binning from Women’s Rights Network, Standing for Women stewards Aja and DJ Lippy, feminist writer and activist Joan Smith and frontline worker Raquel Rosario Sánchez we delivered the letter to 10 Downing Street.
We were joined by Rosie Duffield MP and by Women’s Rights Network members at the “Courage Calls to Courage” statue of Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square.
And then there was a rainbow!
Photographs by Martin Pope