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Go Fund Me addiction part 2

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SophoclesTheFox Fri 19-Jan-18 19:44:36

The conversation is far from over on this...

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IrkThePurist Fri 19-Jan-18 19:46:59

If you get a scam or phishing email, report it to Action Fraud;

www.actionfraud.police.uk/scam-emails

I'm putting links inside double brackets like this from now on, so people can read the URL.

SophoclesTheFox Fri 19-Jan-18 19:48:32

Synoposis:

The labour party have announced that All Women Shortlists are open to "anyone who self identifies as a woman".

Some brave LP feminist members have launched a GoFundMe to challenge this edict on the basis that it is in violation of the Equality Act 2010, which allows certain services and posts to be reserved solely for women.

Transactivists and assorted other types are Not Happy.

The donations have gone stellar.

Some people donated in fake and funny names.

Transactivists and assorted other types are increasingly Not Happy.

Prominent QC donates and is bullied into backtracking.

Jack Monroe weighs in to sue any other Jack Monroes.

GoFUndMe start refunding donations.

GoFundMe appear to be requesting odd information.

Then things go weird...

What have I missed?

BeyondWW Fri 19-Jan-18 19:48:33

£16,761 from 991 people

Terrylene Fri 19-Jan-18 19:50:42

Will it get to 1000 before I go to bed? I feel I have been here before hmm

GuardianLions Fri 19-Jan-18 19:54:23

Good synopsis Sophocles

Fortheloveofscience Fri 19-Jan-18 19:56:23

Good summary. I’ve not been on here much as I’ve been concentrating on fighting the good fight on Twitter, watching with increasing alarm as the trans activist voices get louder sad.

GuardianLions Fri 19-Jan-18 19:57:57

I also want to link to this "Urgent I've had a phishing email re my donation to gofundme" relevant thread in case it gets lost down the line.

HairyBallTheorem Fri 19-Jan-18 19:58:07

It's all more than a bit bonkers today.

chirpyburbycheapsheep Fri 19-Jan-18 20:00:18

Thanks for the succinct update - was finding it hard to keep track of all developments. I donated but did so anonymously.....

GuardianLions Fri 19-Jan-18 20:02:33

Fortheloveofscience I was feeling a bit downcast. Then I realised that people are still reading/liking/retweeting what I have said on twitter and the QC is looking very spineless but admits he is still pretty much on side - and then i upped my donation, the crowdfunder has now crept up to 992 donors - it is all okay.

Just a blip. And these TRAs have gone into overdrive!

BeyondWW Fri 19-Jan-18 20:03:50

Plus side... Little blips like this get us exposure. wink

shakeyourcaboose Fri 19-Jan-18 20:05:25

I mentioned this at work today- a colleague who i previously held such respect for thinks LM is and i quote 'an amazing warrior' and has had a righteous struggle.... Of course i went back and extra donated to this not promoted on mn gofundme. .

SophoclesTheFox Fri 19-Jan-18 20:09:02

Oh, good - pleased that I got the synopsis more or less right. It's been a long week and have now had wine so wasn't sure if it would make any sense outside my head...

(in as much as any of the theatre of absurdist bullshit that identity politics has mired us all in can ever make sense)

SophoclesTheFox Fri 19-Jan-18 20:10:19

Oh, good - pleased that I got the synopsis more or less right. It's been a long week and have now had wine so wasn't sure if it would make any sense outside my head...

(in as much as any of the theatre of absurdist bullshit that identity politics has mired us all in can ever make sense)

SophoclesTheFox Fri 19-Jan-18 20:13:49

Oh, good - pleased that I got the synopsis more or less right. It's been a long week and have now had wine so wasn't sure if it would make any sense outside my head...

(in as much as any of the theatre of absurdist bullshit that identity politics has mired us all in can ever make sense)

athingthateveryoneneeds Fri 19-Jan-18 20:13:52

They won't win. They won't.

Popchyk Fri 19-Jan-18 20:16:59

All Monroe has done is get some donations refunded to people who will no doubt donate again.

I did donate again using the same card (with different name and email) and it did go through. Anonymous of course.

Fact is, even if I do get refunded again, I'll get DH to make the donation on his card, the great old Terf that he is.

Chincywincy Fri 19-Jan-18 20:17:30

Please tell everyone about this situation and keep donating, i can not re donate and i am gutted. Feel like my freedom of choice of who i wish to support and represent me has been curtailed

ATeardropExplodes Fri 19-Jan-18 20:19:14

You missed that people have been blocked from re-donating.

And might have missed on the other thread that Robin Ince is a TERF.

ATeardropExplodes Fri 19-Jan-18 20:20:40

We need Professor Brian Cox to now explain to the world that Men are men, women are women and to pipe the fuck down.

Interestingly, the angle that the NHS are now not offering screening to transpeople, which is only going to harm transpeople in the long run, is a good angle to point out the stupidity of the GRA.

GuardianLions Fri 19-Jan-18 20:26:06

Hi Chincy I think it might be time to go to the press - I know that Jennifer James doesn't want to harm the image of the labour party, but this is now bigger than the campaign itself.

busyboysmum Fri 19-Jan-18 20:29:45

It amazes me the amount of scrutiny they are able to give to things like this. Surely there have been donations made to other fund raisers in joke names of famous people. I've never seen this much fuss made ever about anything.

I donated in my own name though but was tempted to donate again using the name "Pink News led me here". Do you think that would have been allowed?

SophoclesTheFox Fri 19-Jan-18 20:29:54

Good point, teardrop - knew I'd missed something.

And I did miss that about Robin Ince! I get a warm glow when someone comes out as gender critical. 'Slovely.

(why have I posted the same thing three times? Argh, wish they would give the forum an overhaul. It creaks at the edges something rotten).

Popchyk Fri 19-Jan-18 20:34:31

Let's not go off all half-cocked. Ahem.

Wait and see what JJ finds out about the Gofundme stuff. And the clarification that the LP comes up with about AWS. There may be no need for a legal challenge at all.

It isn't just about today. We don't need to win today.

We need to play the long game, unlike the Twitter numpties who have ranted and raved which resulted in increased donations to a cause that they loathe. Dear God, the idiocy of these people.

Time for cool heads.

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