I left absolutely buzzing and so glad I had made the effort to come. Standing with all those women who won’t wheesht was a fantastic experience.
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Speaking up that day taught me two things: little acts of bravery can make you braver, and also it’s not really that brave to express these views on sex and gender because most people share them.
We reject the notion that women’s rights and protections must inevitably be sacrificed to accommodate any other group. The Manifesto serves as a reminder to candidates and their parties that women are more than half of the population and we will make our voices heard – especially at the ballot box.
When Patrick Harvie asserts on live TV it’s the law of the land that transwomen are women and they are perfectly entitled to be placed in a female ward, in a women’s refuge or on your daughter’s rugby pitch, he is, at best, mistaken and, at worst, gaslighting the population.
I believe Patrick Harvie uses the language of coercive control when he dismisses women who refuse to capitulate to his demands that they give up their rights.
While women in the 17th century were dodging accusations and death by being burned alive, women in the 20th century were fighting for more rights. The right to own property. For female public toilets. The right to vote. The right to equal pay. And now, in the 21st century, women are fighting to KEEP their rights.
The Sole Sisters are taking the news to the media.
Every shoe protest helps raise the profile of women's rights in Scotland, one step at a time.
@jackieme2009 explains how #WomenVotingWithOurFeet was born Why shoes? The idea came from when I saw a Tweet about this project that raises awareness of femicide and how the shoes take up the space lost by women murdered by men. It resonated deeply, particularly as our current situation in Scotland feels like women, and our rights, … Continue reading Why shoes?