Transgender activists at a rally in the UK: ‘Some Women Have Penises’

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Woman’s Place UK is a British political advocacy group founded in 2017. The group is opposed to gender self-identification for trans people in the UK, and has advocated restricting access to women-only spaces to women on the basis of “sex, not gender”. Wikipedia

Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from the sex that they were assigned at birth. Some transgender people who desire medical assistance to transition from one sex to another identify as transsexual. Wikipedia

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‘Some Women Have Penises’: Placard-wielding trans rights protestors besiege feminist campaigners’ meeting held to discuss women-only spaces

  • Women’s Place UK were holding meeting to discuss single-sex spaces
  • Event in Manchester was protested by around 200 trans-rights demonstrators 
  • They claim the women’s rights group is ‘transphobic’ and ‘exclusionary’
  • Police officers were called to the event as a ‘precaution’, but no arrests made

By William Cole For Mailonline

Published: 10:42 GMT, 26 March 2022 | Updated: 15:11 GMT, 26 March 2022

A women’s rights group meeting to discuss single-sex spaces was protested by trans activists – leading to police being called.

Around 200 protestors holding up placards that read ‘Some women have penises’ and ‘If you are transphobic – do one’ gathered outside a venue in Manchester where Women’s Place UK were holding their discussion.

The group was hosting its annual conference to consider ‘the importance and future of single-sex provision in policy and law’.

But it is reported that the protestors stationed themselves outside the Mechanic Institute conference centre’s door with a sound system.

Around 200 protestors, brought together by Manchester Trans Rise Up, protested a meeting by Women's Place UK where the feminist group was discussing single-sex spaces
Around 200 protestors, brought together by Manchester Trans Rise Up, protested a meeting by Women’s Place UK where the feminist group was discussing single-sex spaces

Later, Greater Manchester Police said that officers attended as a 'precaution', but no arrests were made. Police did help move the crowd apart so the Women's Place attendees could leave the building safely
Later, Greater Manchester Police said that officers attended as a ‘precaution’, but no arrests were made. Police did help move the crowd apart so the Women’s Place attendees could leave the building safely

The protest was organised by the Manchester Trans Rise Up group, which described Women’s Place as a ‘transphobic hate group’. 

Later, Greater Manchester Police said that officers attended as a ‘precaution’, but no arrests were made.

Police did help move the crowd apart so the Women’s Place attendees could leave the building safely.

Activists at the protest said some group were trying ‘to push a narrative that trans women are predators’ adding that they saw Women’s Place’s stance on single-sex spaces as ‘b*******’.

‘We believe Woman’s Place UK is trying to make women-only spaces that exclude the existence of trans women,’ two attendees told the Manchester Evening News. ‘We feel that it’s important to stand up against that.’
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In a statement, Woman’s Place UK denied they were ‘transphobic’. They also said they welcomed those with opposing views to attend their events and ‘debate with us directly’.

A Woman’s Place UK spokesperson said: We are a grassroots women’s campaign. Accusations of transphobia are entirely unjustified and are often used as a tactic to shut down discussion which many women have valid concerns about – the retention of our right under the Equality Act 2010 to single sex spaces, services and sports.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10654579/Trans-rights-protestors-besiege-feminist-campaigners-meeting.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline

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