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Maid In Bedlam

An Open Letter To Keir Starmer on Trans Equality By Dr Natacha Kennedy

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Maid In Bedlam

Dear Mr Starmer,

When dealing with antisemitism in the Labour Party, rightly, you did not seek to talk to holocaust-deniers. I cannot imagine you attempting to talk about the problems of Islamophobia by talking to Muslims but also Tommy Robinson. I very much doubt you would approach gay and lesbian rights by talking to Jair Bolsonaro or the government of Singapore.

Supporting the rights of oppressed minorities does not involve talking to groups or individuals who want to oppress them. There are never two sides in such a situation, indeed as Archbishop Desmond Tutu famously said, to do so would be to take the side of the oppressor.



I assume most of you from the Uk will be Concerned or at least worried regarding the lack of and mis interpretation of the review of the Gender recognition act 2004 and what it would actually mean should the changes that have been leaked become a reality? If you not then you should be especially for those without a gender recognition certificate. Above is an open letter sent to the leader of the labour party regarding its potential damage. The letter does get a lot of the points over and the facts regarding trans women useing the ladys toilets




Link to full letter here



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I appreciate the ardor of the letter sent to Mr. Starmer, and comprehend the perspective expressed by Dr. Kennedy.


[Personally though, in the non-virtual-world where I studied & worked for most of a longer life than I ever expected, I was willing to talk to pretty much anyone, whether they be Communist, Fascist, Cultist, or the untold number & variety of ...-phobes/...-ists in the world.  Indeed, I found it essential for developing rational perspectives/policies/actions.]


In real life, I'll engage w/ & dialogue w/ anyone.  Talking w/ someone does not mean that I support their belief or their agenda.

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