This matters to me because it has revealed to me how fragile women’s rights are. The attempt to redefine us out of existence is the biggest threat to the rights our foremothers fought for. We mustn’t let them down.
I’ve spoken to friends, relatives and colleagues, I’ve written to political representatives, I’ve donated to crowdfunders, I’ve met MSPs, I’ve responded to Government consultations, I’ve badgered friends and relatives at home and abroad to respond to consultations, I’ve joined a campaign group, I’ve delivered leaflets to people’s doors, I’ve leafletted in the street and at football matches, I’ve set up stalls on high streets and talked to members of the public, and I’ve been to demos.
I’ve been blocked on Twitter by Frankie Boyle, Jolyon Maugham and John Nicolson MP – is this a negative??? When leafleting with a friend we were abused by a group of people who called us terfs. A meeting I attended was aggressively protested by transactivists. To be honest though, any negative consequences are massively outweighed by the positive. I’ve loved the campaigning and I’ve loved meeting some fantastic women. I’m still terrified at the assault on our rights, but I love my terfy friends!