Karen Ingala Smith+ Your Authors @K_IngalaSmith Woman. Feminist. CE of charity supporting women subjected to sexual and domestic violence. Runs @countdeadwomen. Own views not necessarily my employer’s. Sep. 22, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

It’s absolutely true that the scrapping of self-ID is the work of hundreds, no, thousands of ordinary women fighting to retain rights for our sisters.
But I personally would like to say thank you to @bindelj who stood practically alone against the threat of transgender ideology

for such a long time.
Secondly to @Womans_Place_UK who took up the mantel for those of us who wanted to address the issue within the context of broader structural inequalities and whose support and sisterhood gave me determination to speak out.

Thirdly to @nia_endingVAWG’s board of trustees who gave me the permission to speak out as CEO because they recognised the threat to specialist women’s services and made the issue a strategic aim for nia; and to nia’s staff & senior management team for everything they do for women

Fourthly to all the feminists who were knocking about on Twitter addressing this years ago and who helped me get my own thoughts in order. Too numerous to mention and I’m scared of missing women.
(But also to women and fellas who have come along more recently.
Thank you!)

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