Statement of solidarity with Prof Kathleen Stock

(69 Posts)
VillKrill Wed 13-Oct-21 10:41:32

Apologies if this has already been shared - wanted to post the link to this statement in case any academics/students/alumni would like to add their support:

docs.google.com/document/d/11ZNAyfkeaPPzLd5PyEvM2NTV4SBphOWr-ueofTrtLu4/edit?usp=sharing

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ComprehensiveTea Wed 13-Oct-21 10:45:14

So it looks like if you're graduated from a university at some point, even if it's not Sussex Uni, and you're not an academic, you can sign this? Is that right. (Sorry if I'm a bit thick.) Cos if the anwer is yes, I'm signing in a hearbeat.

VillKrill Wed 13-Oct-21 11:05:49

@ComprehensiveTea that's right - according to the letter, it's from "academics, retired academics, students, alumni and university/college employees"

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ComprehensiveTea Wed 13-Oct-21 11:12:02

@VillKrill thank you!

Babdoc Wed 13-Oct-21 11:12:37

Signed.

SirSamuelVimes Wed 13-Oct-21 11:15:55

Thanks for this, I have signed.

AlkasaurusHex Wed 13-Oct-21 11:20:33

Signed

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HellonHeels Wed 13-Oct-21 11:21:59

Signed

DisappearingGirl Wed 13-Oct-21 11:22:32

I've signed it.

PS anyone know why the AIBU thread "Support Kathleen Stock", which was encouraging people to buy her Material Girls book, has been taken down?

sashh Wed 13-Oct-21 11:35:39

Signed and passed to a couple of 'safe' people on twitter via DM.

nothingcomestonothing Wed 13-Oct-21 11:41:33

Signed

Time40 Wed 13-Oct-21 11:41:51

Signed

BlackeyedSusan Wed 13-Oct-21 11:44:51

probably encouraging to buy the book part was the problem...

Onyernelly Wed 13-Oct-21 11:46:05

I was heartened to see a couple of academics from my very woke uni had signed.

Onyernelly Wed 13-Oct-21 11:47:28

Also sent a thank you card to her uni.

FemaleAndLearning Wed 13-Oct-21 11:51:09

Signed as am alumna.

PrawnofthePatriarchy Wed 13-Oct-21 11:51:51

Signed. Thanks for the link.

Cailin66 Wed 13-Oct-21 11:55:53

Signed, and will get others to sign. Also sent Stock an email of support last week and she kindly replied.

k.m.stock@sussex.ac.uk.

I gave my full name etc. Because I'm sure she gets hate mail.

MenaiMna Wed 13-Oct-21 12:18:20

Signed with a long list of unis as student and employee. UCU really are pretty shit and now they've really reached for the gutter on this one!

VillKrill Wed 13-Oct-21 12:51:50

Wow, thanks everyone. I was also heartened to see the names of a couple of colleagues on there. I hesitated about putting my name "out there" at first but after years of being nervous about voicing my GC views at work for fear of threats/discipline etc I've decided fuck it, I'm going to nail my colours to the mast and stop letting MRAs and their abuse frighten me into silence. Enough is enough.

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TonyThreePies Wed 13-Oct-21 12:53:34

Thank you for sharing this. I still feel that my job is at risk if I come out as GC. Is anyone else feeling this still?

SirSamuelVimes Wed 13-Oct-21 12:57:17

Happily I've changed jobs recently and now feel able to put my name. When I was a teacher I didn't though.

ChloeCrocodile Wed 13-Oct-21 13:01:36

I still feel that my job is at risk if I come out as GC. Is anyone else feeling this still?

Me. I'm a teacher and I don't believe my union would support me if I were sacked for having GC views.

VillKrill Wed 13-Oct-21 13:02:54

@TonyThreePies absolutely - and I don't judge any woman who feels unable to speak out. I'm in the fortunate position of my academic job not being my only source of income so I feel that a) it's a risk I can justify taking and b) it's incumbent on those of us who are in a similarly fortunate position to speak out. But yes, the fear is still very real and I know many other GC feminists who feel the same.

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Blessex Wed 13-Oct-21 13:10:20

Signed as alumna. Full name and everything. Am off the bloody fence! The emperor is wearing no clothes!!!!!! Hahahahahahaha

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