Organizers and speakers at this event have tweeted and blogged today that women should not participate in events such as this, which are intended to free women from male violence, unless those women are willing to prioritize the feelings and desires of men over those of women.
Women are telling women male violence against women is not the concern of women; that women should just comply with whatever men want, in all ways, at all times.
Women are telling women this. Don’t listen to them.
Resist. Do not comply. Put women first.
November 24, 2014
What happened when radical feminists raised awareness of male transgender violence at the London Reclaim the Night, 2014:
Note: The London Reclaim the Night March claims to be women-only, whilst also stating on its website that ‘trans women’ (sic) are welcome.
A group of radical feminists, all of whom have attended RTN for many years, and several of whom have been involved in organising women’s marches, attended the London 2014 RTN to assert the right of women to organise autonomously and to raise awareness of violence perpetrated by male transgenders. They carried a banner stating ‘Reclaim the March: Reclaim the Night is for WOMEN’ and placards highlighting the need for women’s services to remain women-only. Some of the group distributed flyers giving factual information about violence perpetrated by male transgenders, and highlighting why it is vital that women’s services and women’s marches remain women-only.
While on the…
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