I care because like all women, growing up female I suffered sexual harassment from the age of 11 until menopause. Knowing that women’s and children’s safety was being weakened and threatened in my lifetime was a call to action. It was not going to happen on my watch!
Coming across a group of trans identifying men in the women’s toilets in a restaurant was a shock and I felt intimidated. I asked them to leave, I was told to “Fuck off, we have a right to be here you ugly little trsnsphobe”. It was reported to the restaurant manager who did nothing. Imagine if a young girl or child had gone into that toilet alone!
I have joined the local radfems group and attend regular meetings. I attended the Women’s Place UK.conference in London.
I regularly post stickers around my town and have written to my MP.
I talk to friends and explain what is happening.
I tweet. I have lost an old friend who was a Labour PPC and am nervous to broach the topic with other political friends.
I have to keep quiet at work.
Hyacinth Bucket, Lifelong labour and TU activist and employee