A campaign group has draped clothes over statues in protest over…
Oooh, wait! *fetches bag of popcorn*
…the use of the word “woman”.
Brighton ReSisters believe it should only be used when referring to “biological” women.
Members are so angry, they have covered statues including Queen Victoria in Victoria Gardens, Brighton, in T-shirts and banners.
They say the meaning of the word “woman” has been changed to be more inclusive of transwomen.
I’m feeling a twinge of sympathy with their cause here. That’s unusual!
“We stand with the rights of trans-identifying people but we as women are a biological group.”
Do they have a point?
The Brighton ReSisters protesters are frustrated there are no “women only” rape centres in the city.
The centres welcome transwomen – which could include men identifying as women – and the group says this invades “women only” spaces.
Well, quite! What sort of bonkers policy is that?
They took to the streets on Monday to put T-shirts with a dictionary definition of “woman” on Queen Victoria and other landmarks including the Peace statue on the seafront, a bridge over the A23 and the Clock Tower.
Ooooh, good thing you did this in Brighton, and not in Humberside! But is it really that bad?
This comes after the Cancer Research charity replaced the word women with “cervix-havers” in a smear test campaign to avoid offending transwomen.
It was also angry that organisers of the national Woman’s March earlier this month called female politicians “menstruators” in a bid to be more inclusive to transwomen.
OK. I’m sold. It really is that bad. And now I’m (metaphorically) in bed with the feminist whackjobs! Who ever thought it would come to this?