New CEO of Edinburgh Rape Crisis

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TheFleegleHasLanded Mon 03-May-21 11:00:27

I struggled to even come up with a title for this thread as I am so enraged I know I will get deleted and even banned if I say what I really think.

twitter.com/EdinRapeCrisis/status/1389112490215288832?s=20

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JoyOrbison Mon 03-May-21 11:01:51

I hear you. What a travesty.

SuperLoudPoppingAction Mon 03-May-21 11:04:23

Hopefully it's ok to say that I find it so irritating and concerning (as a lesbian who doesn't want to be discriminated against on that basis) that ercc, like so many other women's sector employers, is not signed up to the Disability Confident employers' scheme.

FightingTheFoo Mon 03-May-21 11:08:09

Incredible that they carve out "BME" women with trans women.

It is SO racist! It is just so fucking racist. And dehumanising.

BME women are still WOMEN you fucking muppets. They don't need to be carved out into a separate group with people who are not biological women.

FightingTheFoo Mon 03-May-21 11:08:56

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AbsintheFriends Mon 03-May-21 11:09:25

First comment on that thread is enthusiastic congratulations and an endorsement of the comment about 'improving the lives of women' from a beardy 'they/them/he/him.' Says it all really.

picklemewalnuts Mon 03-May-21 11:10:28

Disgusting. It's not ok.

I0NA Mon 03-May-21 11:10:34

It’s so inappropriate and doesn’t centre the needs of service users.

TheWeeDonkey Mon 03-May-21 11:11:40

Inclusion for all women including trans women and BME women...... seriously?

BME women are women, we don't need a separate fucking category angry

transsloth Mon 03-May-21 11:13:49

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zzizzer Mon 03-May-21 11:15:28

FFS, what's with all these social media posters making unnecessary conflict? They could just say "all women" and leave it at that (even if in their minds that includes men).

Meanwhile, when you emphasise certain groups, you make it clear that you don't really think they're automatically included in the default label. And while I can understand that men often get left out of the definition, how on earth are BME women usually excluded?

Helleofabore Mon 03-May-21 11:16:55

Not ok. At all.

BuffysBigSister Mon 03-May-21 11:19:40

I'm not a lawyer, but if you were a female who applied for the role and didn't get it, then found out it was given to a male even though the EA2010 exemption was called out in the advert - would you have a legal case of any kind?

Miasicarisatia Mon 03-May-21 11:20:16

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oldwomanwhoruns Mon 03-May-21 11:21:40

This is beyond cruel. Those poor women.
Adding insult to injury angry

Novelusername Mon 03-May-21 11:24:42

This is absolutely disgusting. By employing this person, the message this service is putting out is that female victims of rape are only allowed help if they also accept that males who put a dress on are also women: their help is conditional on an acceptance of a postmodern ideological belief in gender theory. Imagine having to put up with that kind of gaslighting when you may have already been through similar abuse at the hands of the man you are fleeing from, to have to stare at that male face when recounting the abuse you have suffered and submit to their demand for 'inclusion' over your own recovery from rape. Even a rape crisis centre can't prioritise the needs of women and puts male demands first.

Eyesofdisarray Mon 03-May-21 11:25:02

Words fail me!
Why have BME women been placed last????

NecessaryScene1 Mon 03-May-21 11:25:21

how on earth are BME women usually excluded?

All those KKK signs on the doors?

(Was going to direct link to the relevant bit at 2:29, but that totally destroys Posie's narrative pacing. You can play it from the start).

Sorry, nothing to say about the OP, so thought a good Posie rant to lift the mood. Might be enough new people around who haven't seen it yet.

MothershipG Mon 03-May-21 11:25:55

BuffysBigSister

I'm not a lawyer, but if you were a female who applied for the role and didn't get it, then found out it was given to a male even though the EA2010 exemption was called out in the advert - would you have a legal case of any kind?


Interesting point @BuffysBigSister & I'm not a lawyer so have no idea, but realistically anyone who did would scupper their chances of future employment so probably couldn't afford to risk it. ☹️

Kit19 Mon 03-May-21 11:27:49

oh I thought it would be them

hand in glove with SNP - scotland really really hates women doenst it

transsloth Mon 03-May-21 11:29:29

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MoltenLasagne Mon 03-May-21 11:29:32

BuffysBigSister

I'm not a lawyer, but if you were a female who applied for the role and didn't get it, then found out it was given to a male even though the EA2010 exemption was called out in the advert - would you have a legal case of any kind?

Or possibly a male who was intending to apply but saw the exemption and didn't because you respected their rights under law. But now have discovered they're not applying the exemption they claimed to be.

BernardBlackMissesLangCleg Mon 03-May-21 11:29:39

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UppityPuppity Mon 03-May-21 11:29:46

Incredible that they carve out "BME" women with trans women.

Yep. Horrendous.

And using the ‘all women’ trope.

Women does just fine.

PastMyBestBeforeDate Mon 03-May-21 11:32:04

Eyes at least BME was mentioned. Same sex attracted women and disabled women don't even get a look in if we're going on protected characteristics.

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