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More info here: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1329847671063015424.html

The full letter: https://gcn.ie/irish-lgbtq-community-stand-irishsolidarit-transphobia-trans-day-remembrance/

"We stand boldly against the rise of exclusionary rhetoric, and name it for what it is, harassment and transphobia. It is not based in truth, it comes with no claims in fact, and is a dog whistle to bigots. We know that by and large these false narratives are not native to the queer and feminist communities of Ireland. These ideas are representative of outsiders that have not worked, laboured, or known the trans community in Ireland. "

A healthy mix of conservativism, misogyny, nationalism, and censorship... all they're missing are some yellow stars, which I'm sure Amnesty would be more than happy to provide.

More info here: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1329847671063015424.html The full letter: https://gcn.ie/irish-lgbtq-community-stand-irishsolidarit-transphobia-trans-day-remembrance/ "We stand boldly against the rise of exclusionary rhetoric, and name it for what it is, harassment and transphobia. It is not based in truth, it comes with no claims in fact, and is a dog whistle to bigots. We know that by and large these false narratives are not native to the queer and feminist communities of Ireland. These ideas are representative of outsiders that have not worked, laboured, or known the trans community in Ireland. " A healthy mix of conservativism, misogyny, nationalism, and censorship... all they're missing are some yellow stars, which I'm sure Amnesty would be more than happy to provide.

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[–] Seven-of-Wine 20 points (+20|-0)

Hi Amnesty,

We stand boldly against the rise of exclusionary rhetoric, and name it for what it is, bullying and misogyny. It is not based in truth, it comes with no claims in fact, and it is a dog whistle to male abusers. We know that by and large these false narratives are not native to the female communities of Ireland. These ideas are representative of those men who do not care about, love or respect women in Ireland.

[–] madderthanhell 3 points (+3|-0)

Send it!

[–] Seven-of-Wine 6 points (+6|-0) Edited

I'm not on Twitter. I'll email it for some woke intern to chuck in the bin but if anyone wants to post it on Twitter, be my guest!

[–] Avadavat 9 points (+9|-0)

Woke "liberal" politicians and their allies are going to find out the hard way that, eventually, women and homosexuals will become conscious of the concerted effort to erase their sex-based rights. And, that, at least for now, they still are able to vote.

And, when that time comes, there will be a reckoning....

[–] eris [OP] 1 points (+1|-0)

I really hope you are right because atm we seem to be drawing the short ends of all the proverbial sticks.

[–] ClaraReed1 4 points (+4|-0)

Sigh. Amnesty have drunk the Kool-Aid. Think they did a long time ago, though, tbh.

[–] eris [OP] 1 points (+1|-0)

Yeah, it's no big secret that they are anti-semitic and misogynistic, what's new (and it's not a big step) is that they are also in support of censorship.

[–] J-K_Scattergood 3 points (+3|-0)

The letter calls on media and politicians to "no longer provide any legitimate representation" to those opposing trans ideology.

The National Women Council of Ireland - which just so happened to appoint a TiM to its board last week - contributed, signed and tweeted the letter.

The head of Women's Aid ireland shared via tweet in solidarity and support. The head of women's fcking aid condones enforced gagging of women.

I was trapped with an extremely abusive AGP in Ireland (did an interview w Glinner about it). I fought like hell to get away from him and make a life for me and my kids here and a local TD (Thomas Pringle) also shared this monsterous propganda piece on twitter.

My neighbor is one of the signatories of the letter.

I am @eyre_ann on twitter, I've been rage tweeting away about it if anyone here wants to back me up. I know Twitter is a cesspit but I am not letting any person or entity shut me up again.

[–] eris [OP] 2 points (+2|-0)

I don't have twitter, but I am really happy you are fighting back! <3

[–] BathMat 2 points (+2|-0)

I only just saw your interview, i think i got there from your tweets about the horrible letter. I was already thoroughly peaked, and am slowly being more out with my views in very brainwashed circles but finding it hard. But your interview has both really brought light to some still shadowy parts of my mind and made me feel braver and more urgent about speaking out. You should not have to deal with any of this, none of us should, but for some women, like you, the burden must be so much heavier. I hope you know you can take a break when you need one, that you’ve already done far more than your fair share. But i hope you also know how strong and clear your voice is, and that your bravery is having effects far beyond what you will ever see.

[–] J-K_Scattergood 2 points (+2|-0)

Thank you for your kind words. I really hope that interview is helping. It was worry for my kids that drove me to speak. It one thing messing with me and quite another when it's my kids. I think many of us are like that. I'm getting better at looking out for myself as well though. I do get really tired because I tend to take it all very much to heart. i take breaks but never for very long. I am such a thick head l just can't step away altogether. Stubborn as a mule I am. I might take a break for December though as this latest thing with amnesty was pretty full on and I am drained. Seeing what you wrote has really helped me get some clarity on that, thank you. I just got my copy of The Radical Notion so I'll start my little break laying around reading it and getting the kids to make me tea 🙂