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Calling all Spartacus - Jenni needs us!

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iloveruby Mon 06-Mar-17 19:15:16

In light of the inevitable backlash that Jenni will / is receiving there are a number of efforts to show our support for her.

One of which is co-signing a letter to the BBC. The letter is below and anyone who would like to add their support please message me with your name and you will be added.

"There will undoubtedly be calls for Jenni Murray to leave her position with the BBC following her article of 5th March in the Sunday Times about trans women.
Whether her comments were ‘hurtful’ as Stonewall claim is irrelevant. Murray was bravely sharing her experience as a woman, a feminist and a broadcaster who has navigated a male-dominated society to enjoy a successful career.
Of course trans women have their own hurdles, but those who have spent their formative years as men will not understand the impact of the casual and institutional sexism that women are born into. That some trans women feel justified in wanting to silence Murray speaks volumes about the reality of the different ways men and women are taught and expected to behave.
It is perhaps noteworthy that Murray has made these remarks at the age of 66 with a robust and respected career to bolster her. How many others share her thoughts but are prevented from speaking out for fear of causing offence and sparking a hostile reaction?
To date the BBC has been remiss in its duty to 'educate, inform and entertain’ regarding the ideology behind gender identity. It seems the lobbying activities of groups such as Stonewall and Transmedia Watch have stymied debate, and vilified those who do not share the same viewpoint.
We stand in support of Jenni Murray, and in support of free speech. Please do not cave into the demands to end Murray’s career. The BBC has few older women in positions of seniority, and it would be to the detriment of both audiences and the reputation of the BBC if you were to remove her from post.

I am not the author of the letter - that is an amazing women on facebook called Maggie who has organised this.

If anyone would like to add their name directly via facebook let me know and I will send them the link.

I am Spartacus! I am Jenni!

MercyMyJewels Mon 06-Mar-17 20:34:44


Thanks for this. I don't do FB but have written to the BBC

SoHairyAndForeverSpartacus Mon 06-Mar-17 20:45:57

I added my name via facebook earlier, thank you for posting this here!

joystir59 Mon 06-Mar-17 20:46:29

have messaged you

YetAnotherSpartacus Mon 06-Mar-17 20:53:06

In another thread someone mentioned an article behind a pay wall from the Telegraph that suggested the BBC had given her an impartiality warning. The article also cited Willoughby to a great extent. Funny how mentioning biology shows bias these days and supporting men's access to women's identity and spaces is impartial. Love the double standard ... At least as a woman I'm used to it ...

Thelilywhite Mon 06-Mar-17 21:14:32

I have emailed my support for Jenny to WH. I dont know how to message people on here. <slinks away embarrassed >

Gingernaut Mon 06-Mar-17 22:25:33

I've tried to sign but Facebook just forced me to install Messenger first.

I've uninstalled as soon as I logged out.

Oscarandelliesmum Tue 07-Mar-17 22:03:08

Messaged you now.

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