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Jess Bradley - a government advisor on women's rights suspended by NUS over indecent blog. Part iii

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MipMipMip Fri 03-Aug-18 13:54:29

There doesnt seem to be another part 3 coming up si here goes.

R0wantrees Sat 26-Jan-19 00:35:25

Varsity article,
'NUS formally proposes to defund its Trans Campaign
“Defunding the NUS Trans Campaign forces volunteers to stand alone against the wave of transphobia in the public in the public sphere”, wrote the NUS LGBT+ Campaign'
(extract)
'The National Union of Students (NUS) has formally announced a proposal to defund its Trans Officer and Committee for at least the 2019-20 period, prompting criticism from the NUS LGBT+ Campaign, among other student activists

This proposal, which was formally confirmed on 16th January, comes alongside a series of cuts aiming to limit the number of full-time officers to 12 and plug the NUS’ large deficit. The proposal letter was co-signed by the Chair of the Board, NUS President Shakira Martin, and NUS CEO, Peter Robinson.

However, the proposal cannot come into force until after it is voted on at the upcoming NUS National Conference, set to take place in April.

The NUS Trans campaign is an autonomous part of the NUS. According to the campaign’s web page, their role “to represent trans students and fight for their rights”. The leadership and policy of the campaign are decided during an annual Trans Students’ Conference, which takes place every summer.

In December, the NUS’ initial consideration of proposals to scrap liberation officer roles, representing BME, LGBT+, trans, disabled, and women students, received condemnation from student activists. CUSU President Evie Aspinall remarked that removing liberation officers would be “very dangerous, in the sense it will curtail the NUS’ ability to do its core functions and protect students.”

Now, in response to the formal proposal to defund the NUS Trans Committee and Officer, the NUS LGBT+ campaign has issued a statement expressing significant concerns. In this statement, issued on the 21st of January, the campaign noted a continued influx of trans students in need of support, specifically in the area of healthcare. They described the trans student population as “probably the fastest growing in the NUS’ individual membership” and noted that these students “have specific welfare and campaigning needs”. (continues)

“Defunding the NUS Trans Campaign forces volunteers to stand alone against the wave of transphobia in the public in the public sphere”, the LGBT+ Campaign wrote, noting that the work carried out by the organisation is “highly specialised and requires public policy support which is only available in large NGOs like NUS.”

The NUS LGBT+ campaign also expressed concerns about being solely responsible for trans rights and support once the trans campaign is defunded.

Writing in the Gay Star News, NUS LGBT+ Office Rob Noon said, "This decision is a political one and thus warrants a political response”. Noon also claimed that the decision was made without consultation with either of the current NUS LGBT+ officers, who are both trans." (continues)
www.varsity.co.uk/news/16849

NUS Trans committee have demonstrated that they do not understand Safeguarding or the duty of care to vulnerable students.
There is a systemic failure.

R0wantrees Tue 29-Jan-19 14:42:13

Rose of Dawn collation of her videos regarding Jess Bradley:

www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLChYytKhbbRoobsW3K9JVtEZXH0qxLErl

Not sure what's happened at the NUS Trans Conference.
I thought it was last week in January.

R0wantrees Tue 29-Jan-19 16:41:31

Venice Allen
October 2018 important discussion about platforming of Jess Bradley by young labour just before the allegations about JB flashing her erect penis were made public:

'Question about Jess Bradley'
"Venice asks for clarification on Jess Bradley at AWL meeting on trans rights"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=85_k1xAUyng

1hello2hello Wed 30-Jan-19 12:18:45

NUS Trans conference is today & tomorrow.

GirlDownUnder Wed 30-Jan-19 14:37:09

R0wantrees I know you say you do all you do because, but your links and comments really help me when I’m trying to follow / join the dots, and most importantly when I’m talking to a rl ‘newbie’.

Thanks for helping me peak a few more every day brew

2rebecca Wed 30-Jan-19 14:52:29

Either it's a boring conference, they have nothing to say because they are happy with the toilets or they've been told not to tweet

WTFIsAGleepglorp Wed 30-Jan-19 14:55:45

GirlDownUnder Seconded.

R0wantrees, you are a shero.

I assumed gender there. Sorry. blush

R0wantrees Wed 30-Jan-19 15:48:10

I assumed gender there. Sorry.

I don't have a gender. I am a woman (adult human female) smile

Female pronouns are appropriate.

& thank you for kind words

1hello2hello Wed 30-Jan-19 16:00:14

And they're up & running:
twitter.com/saveNUStrans/status/1090622741819076608

Katvonfelttipeyebrows Wed 30-Jan-19 17:14:18

Thanks hello

R0wantrees Wed 30-Jan-19 17:15:52

(from link above)

There's history of Jess Bradley campaigning and attempting to protest against Shakira Martin.

I'm sure Jess Bradley had the full support of friends and fellow transgender NUS officers.

OlennasWimple Wed 30-Jan-19 17:27:11

Is someone going to start a new thread? This one's almost full (and still no word from NUS on their investigation into JB hmm )

OlennasWimple Wed 30-Jan-19 17:31:09

Oh!! Calling @R0wantrees - here's a link to savour...

twitter.com/edwardlord/status/1088849660821807115

Edward Lord (of City of London, masons, partner of Meg-John Barker etc etc) is an honorary life member of the NUS...! Wonder what influence he still has over them... hmm

(All these lines lead to each other and big tangled mess, don't they?)

R0wantrees Wed 30-Jan-19 17:35:15

(and still no word from NUS on their investigation into JB hmm )

Words about 'Mumsnet' from an NUS trans officer

twitter.com/ladleye/status/1086967538553180160

1hello2hello Wed 30-Jan-19 17:38:58

Link between Edward Lord & NUS - branch of the Masons?
"Edward Lord OBE JP is a Junior Grand Deacon of the United Grand Lodge of England and Chairman of its Universities Scheme, which seeks to provide students with the opportunity to explore and enjoy Freemasonry."

nauticant Wed 30-Jan-19 17:41:52

Edward Lord (of City of London, masons, partner of Meg-John Barker etc etc) is an honorary life member of the NUS...! Wonder what influence he still has over them... hmm

@nus*uk
@nus_trans

Once you see it, you can't unsee it.

R0wantrees Wed 30-Jan-19 17:49:46

Edward Lord (of City of London, masons, partner of Meg-John Barker etc etc) is an honorary life member of the NUS...! Wonder what influence he still has over them... hmm

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/womens_rights/3459026-Edward-Lord-asking-the-Sunday-Times-to-censor-Andrew-Gilligan

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/womens_rights/3352843-First-there-was-Jess-Bradley-then-the-Challenors-now-Edward-Lord

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/womens_rights/3380245-The-City-of-London-consultation-didn-t-go-quite-as-they-hoped

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/womens_rights/3323475-Surprise-The-Masons-now-welcome-Transwomen-but-not-women

Popchyk Thu 28-Feb-19 22:01:16

Just come across this interesting read.

www.sarahmcculloch.com/statement-jess-bradley/

Written by Jess Bradley's estranged wife.

Provides a lot of background and confirms that Action for Trans Health received a report of sexual assault and a further six reports of sexual misconduct of Jess Bradley.

Katvonfelttipeyebrows Thu 28-Feb-19 22:14:06

That is interesting.
It is fascinating watching the NUS sitting on this and not acting. Imagine if it was anyone else!

Popchyk Thu 28-Feb-19 22:25:40

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