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FYI New Irish group campaigning to end the GRA

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ThinEndOfTheWedge Wed 30-Sep-20 06:35:08

Is for those of us who moved away too...

mobile.twitter.com/TCDFFT

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LongPauseNoAnswer Wed 30-Sep-20 06:37:45

Is there another platform they are active on? I deleted my Twitter account because it’s a cesspool of hatred.

ThinEndOfTheWedge Wed 30-Sep-20 06:42:45

Not sure - I need to check this out.

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MindTheMinotaur Wed 30-Sep-20 07:39:07

That takes courage, well done them.

ChattyLion Wed 30-Sep-20 08:07:02

Wishing this group all the best. This is important for GC people everywhere to support too. Ireland’s model is often pointed to as somewhere where everyone is fine with the GRA there....

Cailleach1 Wed 30-Sep-20 08:53:15

Yes. They are very courageous. That homicidal male who wants to kill and rape 'people with a cervix' seems to know that women are a class all of their own. The homicidal male stated a desire to be put amongst them; in a place where they are trapped and vulnerable and the Irish TD's and Senators obliged. In the name of freedom for men . The objection to the word for 'mná' na hÉireann seems to be that it is exclusive this freedom for men.

If anything happens to any women because of the legislation introduced to give carte blanche to men's sexual rights based on the tenuous wish list element of 'gender identity' (whatever the f*ck that is) wish list in the Yogyakarta Principles, then they are complicit. In any and every event.

Maybe the Irish language could be used as an extra shield. Bean and Mná. Lambast anyone who tries to erase any word from a language which is in danger of extinction.

www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/n%C3%AD-thuigim-irish-language-faces-stark-threat-in-its-heartland-1.3039534

Hope they stay strong and set themselves up to fundraise. They don't have to reinvent the wheel on some things, pick up what works/worked from other women's groups who are standing up for women elsewhere.

thinkingaboutLangCleg Wed 30-Sep-20 09:06:42

Good to hear women are organising against this misconceived law. Best of luck to you, sisters.

MadamBatty Wed 30-Sep-20 09:11:29

I’d like to join this group,not on twitter though.

MadamBatty Wed 30-Sep-20 09:16:16

Ok, I’ve found The Countess Didn’t fight for this on Facebook. I’ve sent them an email. I’ll let you know how I get on.

MotherForkinShirtBalls Wed 30-Sep-20 09:31:01

Thanks for sharing this, I'd be interested in finding out more.

ThinEndOfTheWedge Wed 30-Sep-20 09:44:13

Madam Butterfly - I’m not on FB. It might be worth letting them know about this board (If they don’t already) as a resource to post campaigns /updates etc - esp with the many lurkers.

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Cailleach1 Wed 30-Sep-20 10:23:54

It would be great for them to have their own website, so they can't be effed about by misogynistic broader social media.

They should definitely do some merchandise in Irish! If anyone objects to the word for woman (Bean) and women (Mná) in Irish, they can do one. It is literally advocating erasure of words in a language in danger of extinction!

Aine82 Wed 30-Sep-20 10:46:28

👏👏👏👏
The Repeal movement succeeded because it had the backing of mná na hÉireann. This will be the same.

MadamBatty Wed 30-Sep-20 10:56:57

Thinendofthewedge I will certainly let them know of this site. I won’t be able to do anything public because of my job but I’m more than willing to be a worker bee in the background

ForeverFaithless Wed 30-Sep-20 11:13:09

MadamBatty - I'm in the same boat as you but I'll whatever I can

Jellyeggs Wed 30-Sep-20 11:14:32

Thank you for the heads up. I’m not on Twitter but I’ve found them elsewhere.

AryaStarkWolf Wed 30-Sep-20 11:19:11

Facebook

www.facebook.com/groups/558845588338895

ThinEndOfTheWedge Fri 02-Oct-20 10:08:52

Here is the website

thecountessdidntfightforthis.com and there is a link to contact details.

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doublehalo Fri 02-Oct-20 10:59:17

I'd buy a Woman = Adult Human Female t-shirt if it was in Irish.

Unfortunately my Irish doesn't stretch to a translation, but I can ask for permission to go to the toilet and recite the Hail Mary. smile

purplepizzabunny Fri 02-Oct-20 11:30:07

I have submitted a request to join. Just wondering how they will screen people though as I'm sure there will be a few trolls.

What is darkly amusing about this...the amount of TRA's whining and blaming the British for all of this. Like having access to a British website is corrupting the innocent Irish who, if kept deprived of information would meekly swallow the Kool Aid. It's like the Catholic 1950s when McQuaid , Dev and their crew tried desperately to keep out any foreign influences for fear it would corrupt us (Comely maidens dancing at the crossroadssmile. It's ironic to see those who proclaim themselves as super woke and educated effectively advocate the same approach. Saw a great tweet from Rhonda Praisley recently. "Many Irish women are republicans. We remember that it was our UK sisters who met us off the boats, trains and buses & supported us through our medical procedures in the U.K. when our own country disowned us. It’s insulting to and so typical of a certain mindset then to find white males, newly landed on our shores, lashing the fadas , Darby O’Gill style, all over the place and freely using the term ‘Tan’ to discredit and demean U.K people, especially women"

7Days Fri 02-Oct-20 11:35:21

That daft dirty bird or whatever they are called has produced a map showing where the followers of this new account are located. Quite a few in the UK.
It's all a far right plot, apparently.

I'm getting concerned about the conflation of GC with the bloody far right then I remind myself that everyone is bloody far right to these people.

MadamBatty Fri 02-Oct-20 11:36:13

I emailed them, they asked for name, address, email & phone. Said they’re mobilising at the moment & will be in touch soon.

purplepizzabunny Fri 02-Oct-20 11:36:53

7Days

That daft dirty bird or whatever they are called has produced a map showing where the followers of this new account are located. Quite a few in the UK.
It's all a far right plot, apparently.

I'm getting concerned about the conflation of GC with the bloody far right then I remind myself that everyone is bloody far right to these people.

That one comes across as seriously deranged.

ThinEndOfTheWedge Fri 02-Oct-20 13:17:02

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0952qq7

For anyone who wants a heads up on the Countess!

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Abhannmor Fri 02-Oct-20 17:09:09

Cailleach1

Yes. They are very courageous. That homicidal male who wants to kill and rape 'people with a cervix' seems to know that women are a class all of their own. The homicidal male stated a desire to be put amongst them; in a place where they are trapped and vulnerable and the Irish TD's and Senators obliged. In the name of freedom for men . The objection to the word for 'mná' na hÉireann seems to be that it is exclusive this freedom for men.

If anything happens to any women because of the legislation introduced to give carte blanche to men's sexual rights based on the tenuous wish list element of 'gender identity' (whatever the f*ck that is) wish list in the Yogyakarta Principles, then they are complicit. In any and every event.

Maybe the Irish language could be used as an extra shield. Bean and Mná. Lambast anyone who tries to erase any word from a language which is in danger of extinction.

www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/n%C3%AD-thuigim-irish-language-faces-stark-threat-in-its-heartland-1.3039534

Hope they stay strong and set themselves up to fundraise. They don't have to reinvent the wheel on some things, pick up what works/worked from other women's groups who are standing up for women elsewhere.

If they start a GoFundMe I will definitely contribute! And yes we should protect the Irish language. I love how the words for husband and wife literally mean ' together man ' and ' together woman's. Works if you are gay or straight

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