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Linda Bellos and Helen Steel in Cambridge.

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Betty184 Sun 05-Nov-17 17:06:51

MyBoysHaveDogsNames Sun 12-Nov-17 22:58:46

I’m going. Feels s bit like s 90’s rave with the venue yet to be announced...

DJBaggySmalls Mon 13-Nov-17 01:21:52

It might be worth looking at the city centre using Google Maps if you're not familiar; and its terrible for parking.

coleridge Thu 23-Nov-17 21:17:03

Did anyone here go? How was it? Did TRAs turn up to protest/make things difficult for the organisers and attendees? I hope everybody managed to have a safe and interesting discussion.

Anlaf Thu 23-Nov-17 21:34:20

A Woman's Place live tweeted it

This is you lot! Let’s see a joining up of older and younger women - shout-out to @MumsnetTowers for hosting huge consciousness raising in its threads. Let’s join up #WPUK

Catabogus Thu 23-Nov-17 22:56:45

It was great. Really inspirational and impressive. Very glad I went (nearly didn’t as I have a small baby who had to come too - she behaved though!).

woman11017 Thu 23-Nov-17 23:04:03

Let’s see a joining up of older and younger women - shout-out to @MumsnetTowers for hosting huge consciousness raising in its threads. Let’s join up #WPUK

woman11017 Thu 23-Nov-17 23:05:53

That thread is really inspiring, thanks for posting OP.

reallybadidea Thu 23-Nov-17 23:06:17

She was lovely Catabogus! smile

Great evening, much gratitude and respect to the organisers and speakers.

lostintranslocation Thu 23-Nov-17 23:07:29

I really wanted to go to this. Husband working tonight, and couldn't get childcare, and unfortunately my toddler was unlikely to behave quite as well as your baby, cat ...! Will have a look at twitter now.

GuardianLions Thu 23-Nov-17 23:08:18

Just read #wpuk and feel very moved and heartened flowers

whitehandledkitchenknife Fri 24-Nov-17 01:46:01

Well. That was a treat.

<waves to fellow mumsnetters>

Helen Steel, Linda Bellos, Anne Ruzylo and Heather Brunsell Evans gave informative and inspiring talks.
It was good to be in a safe space to share and take strength from each other.

Thank you to the organisers who did a fabulous job. No TRA disruption. The one dissenting voice was treated with respect and listened to. (It would have been good to be able to have talked more with her.) Her courage in speaking out in a room full of gender critical thinkers was acknowledged. A kindness which, as was amply demonstrated by the speakers, has not been afforded the other way round.

I particularly liked the ideas of working on what we, as women, are for, rather than against and the resurrection of some kind of new Women's Liberation Movement.

Thanks also to Mumsnet, for facilitating this much needed consciousness raising.

Catabogus - your baby is gorgeous.

hi6789 Fri 24-Nov-17 01:57:18

Yes it was inspirational, I also liked the idea of a women's liberation movement. Need to wake up more women.

TitaniasCloset Fri 24-Nov-17 03:21:06

I so wanted to go. I'm really hoping that another event can be planned in South London or Croydon.

CuppaTeaAndAJammieDodger Fri 24-Nov-17 04:18:00

Catabogus your baby was an absolute delight smile

It was an inspiring talk, I wish I could have stayed longer afterwards but had a bit of a drive to get home and was knackered (plus am rather shy at the best of times). All the speakers we’re fantastic, Helen was especially touching and it was clearly an emotional subject for her (the treatment she received from the TRAs has obviously had had a significant effect on her).

I was appreciative of the woman who challenged Heather (not that I agreed with her in the slightest) as it highlighted the fact that debate, something not afforded to us gender critical women, is needed and should take place. I just wish she had done it in a more eloquent and less confrontational way as to promote critical thinking rather than just putting people’s shackles up. Heather responded fantastically.

Kropotkinator Fri 24-Nov-17 07:24:30

Does anyone know if it'll be put online?

CuppaTeaAndAJammieDodger Fri 24-Nov-17 07:35:05

I believe it’s being put on YouTube Kropotkinator Uf you follow them on Twitter I’m sure they’ll announce when it’s up (*@womansplaceuk*)

QueenOfTheFlatPack Fri 24-Nov-17 08:08:43

It was brilliant! And great to meet you lovely ladies. And the cutest baby ever grin
I have been scared to post on these boards but perhaps not so much now. Oh and i am definitely now a feminist starhalo with a bit of a crush on Linda Bellos!

woman11017 Fri 24-Nov-17 08:50:09

That Linda Bellos is back in the frame and women are referencing women like Andrea Dworkin is a dream come true for old sisters like me. smile

Hope Spare Rib and Virago limber back into action.

Spare Rib was our magazine and invaluable. I don't know of any online women's rights publications which have the same bite, but maybe I'm looking in the wrong places. Virago publishing house was the gateway to so many of us re learning our story through women writers who had been 'erased'.

SelmaAndJubjub Fri 24-Nov-17 08:55:15

Would have loved to have gone but was working. So pleased that it passed off with no trouble.

SweetGrapes Fri 24-Nov-17 09:05:53

Missed it finally. There was a work thing I couldn't get out of. But will be looking out on youtube.
Have been looking out for others on eventbrite but they have been too far.

ferntwist Fri 24-Nov-17 09:06:25

So exciting to read about last night. Sounds like a fantastic evening. I hope the tour can continue. Anyone know if more events are planned?

Catabogus Fri 24-Nov-17 10:09:32

grin Thank you for all the nice comments about my baby! (She was actually a little horror between the hours of midnight and 5am but we will gloss over that...)

It looks like Fair Play for Women do have quite a few more events coming up:

Catsrus Fri 24-Nov-17 12:22:54

I followed it on Twitter smile really pleased to see it went ahead without any problems, sensible, intelligent, informed, discussion is crucial.

TheHumanRace Fri 24-Nov-17 14:31:06

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