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We need to talk about the GRA - Glasgow

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ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 11-Nov-17 16:12:58

I may actually try and go to this if I am feeling brave.

BetsyM00 Sat 11-Nov-17 16:25:12

I'm going. Do you think we need protection from the Edinburgh ATH?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 11-Nov-17 16:36:09

I really want to go but I am scared of violence / being plastered all over social media asa TERF. I really really don't like conflict.

Igneococcus Sat 11-Nov-17 16:38:07

Glasgow is my closest city but still a 3 hours train ride or about 2 hours drive through the hills for me. I'd come otherwise.

DJBaggySmalls Sat 11-Nov-17 16:50:29

Its posted on YouTube smile

''Controversial lesbian feminist, Sheila Jeffreys, and ex politician and human rights activist, Linda Bellos, discuss their concerns about the Conservative proposals to update the Gender Recognition Act.''

terryleather Sat 11-Nov-17 17:06:59

I have just bought a ticket for this and am now s****ing myself but I am going to go.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 11-Nov-17 17:10:30

Its posted on YouTube

There's not many people there sad

AgentProvocateur Sat 11-Nov-17 17:26:19

I’ve got a work event pencilled in, but if I can get out of it, I’d like to go to this too. Maybe we could meet up beforehand and go in together?

CocoaXx Sat 11-Nov-17 19:42:17

No idea if I am brave enough to go to that; I feel like I ought to, though.

How has it got to the stage where women are too scared to go to a meeting?

BlackForestCake Sat 11-Nov-17 20:23:13

The only way to stand up to thugs is to refuse to be intimidated. The numbers of transcult thugs are actually tiny even if there are a load of armchair activists ready to cheer them on. The bigger the meeting is the less danger there is of there being any trouble. But it would be a good idea to have some burly stewards.

DJBaggySmalls Sat 11-Nov-17 20:45:25

Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights protects the right to freedom of peaceful and legal assembly and association. The law is on our side until the UK triggers Brexit.

MadamMinacious Sat 11-Nov-17 22:11:02

I think I'm going to go to this.

SingaSong12 Sat 11-Nov-17 22:16:41

DJ that at least won’t change with Brexit (not sure some of the Brexiteers know). It’s a completely different agreement under the European Court for human rights.

We do need to keep a close eye though to make sure these rights are maintained during the Brexit changes (slip though legislation while everyone’s worried about Brexit negotiations) and afterwards.

Kr1st1na Sat 11-Nov-17 23:46:23

I’m going.

DJBaggySmalls Sun 12-Nov-17 00:18:29

SingaSong12 You've just made my day, thank you smile

CocoaXx Sun 12-Nov-17 07:22:28

Yes, just looking at my twitter feed and the comments against Janice Turner by men - I am going to go too.

There was a fantastic point made by JT that there would be an inquiry if this increase in referrals (to gender identity clinics) was happening with any other medical issue. I fully 100% get the issues of growing up female in this toxic society, particularly if you are not a girlie girl, but I do not see how binders, hormones and surgery are the way to go.

CocoaXx Sun 12-Nov-17 07:23:19

I am so angry at the liberal, lefty, enlightened men putting down women’s concerns.

Ereshkigal Sun 12-Nov-17 10:45:09

There's not many people there

They had to move venue at the last minute so I expect people were still arriving if it was anything like the Speakers Corner meeting point situation and they didn't show the audience apart from at the beginning.

I've seen the Q & A session as well which was streamed on Facebook Live and it looked like there were more people then.

PerfectlyDone Sun 12-Nov-17 10:49:24

Thank you for this thread.

I would not have known this was on - just bought my ticket.

Thelilywhite Sun 12-Nov-17 17:41:07

Im going. It would be great if some if us could meet up and go together

Kr1st1na Sun 12-Nov-17 17:42:23

I’m up for a meet up beforehand 👍

terryleather Sun 12-Nov-17 17:57:05

Tbh I'm quite scared to go on my own which is fecking ridiculous for a 50 year old woman so a meet up could be a good idea.

Thelilywhite Sun 12-Nov-17 18:05:05

So am I Terry ! Safety in numbers lets hope!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sun 12-Nov-17 20:14:09

I've been brave and bought my ticket - I'm hoping wherever the location turns out to be isn't too hard to get to!

FactsAreNotMean Sun 12-Nov-17 20:41:25

I would be interested in going too if I can make it.

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