Several NRFN members and other women’s rights groups have been taking to the streets, parks and city centres in recent months with their hateful haberdashery and seditious stickering, to raise awareness of the battle for women’s rights that we currently face due to trans organisations lobbying the government and organisations to change the definition of what it is to be a woman, reducing us to just a feeling, giving male bodied people access to women’s safe spaces like toilets, changing rooms, showers, domestic violence refuges, hospital wards and women’s shortlists and awards designed to help balance the inequalities women face in business and society.
Some of our stickers tell us that ‘Lesbians don’t have penises’, a statement that is so obvious it should go without saying, however trans rights activists have been teaching our young lesbians that not all women have a vagina and it is bigotry to reject a ‘lesbian’ with a penis. It is so important to get the message out loudly to reassure our young females that their sexual choices are not bigoted. Other stickers have simply stated that women are adult human females – we’re not birthing bodies, menstruators or bodies with vaginas. We’re women and that is what we should be called.
Common sense seems to have left the building currently. Amber Rudd stood in the House of Commons (HoC) and, breaking Parliamentary rules with impunity, incorrectly declared that transwomen are women and transmen are men. The House of Lords (HoL) while presiding over changes to a maternity bill inserted the word ‘mothers’ that the HoC had left out, instead preferring the ambiguous term pregnant people, but deciding that the word woman was too contentious. We therefore have the bizarre situation where a maternity bill makes no references to women. The HoL were then derided on social media by trans rights activists for being transphobic. Ridiculous right? Welcome to the UK 2021, a country where our language is being removed. This is one of the major issues we are fighting against. That we must fight against. We all, every one of us, needs to fight against the anti-scientific, illogical dogma trans rights activists would have us believe. It is a dangerous road institutions tread when they attempt to control our language and has never ended well.
As well as slogans on sticky backed paper (which can be bought from our shop for not very much *wink wink*) there’s been beautiful ribbons in the colour of the Suffragette’s flag and chalked messages on slate. When International Women’s Day 2021 was hijacked to include male bodied people, postcards and plaques were placed in public places to inform people of the risks to our safety, women’s sport and language posed by the demands from the trans lobby.
This method of getting our message out there has been fantastic for combating the snappy but ultimately empty stickers we’ve seen saying trans rights are human rights. We all have human rights, and we’re all equal in the eyes of the law. What trans rights activists are demanding is the centering of what they want, rather than equality of rights for all. In other words, supremacy.
This direct action hit the headlines after women’s rights activist Marion Millar was charged with malicious communications after sharing a picture of looped green, white and purple ribbons on twitter, that a trans rights activist maliciously claimed looked like a noose. Yet there has been silence about the looped logo of the SNP. Maybe loops are only hateful if they’re in support of women?
A large number of NRFN members travelled to Scotland a few times to support Marion at her rally in Glasgow Green and then at her first court hearing. Here’s to the sisterhood!
Due to the regular threats of violence women’s rights activists face across social media spilling over into the real world when activists like Maria MacLachlan are being physically attacked by trans rights activists, women have been advised to not sticker alone but to go out in groups. This has then turned these outings into social events, usually involving lots of coffee and cake in a cafe before or after. Who said protesting had to always be a serious matter?
Written by: Fran P