Posie Parker will no longer be speaking at our Cornwall meeting as we object to her stated views on race and religion. We do not agree that this reflects a feminist position. Our aims are to discuss issues of concern around sex and gender and the GRA. We want to focus on this in a respectful and considered way.
We are very conscious of how sex, class and race intersect to oppress women and we want to be clear that we are fighting for women, whatever personal choices they make, to have their rights upheld under law.
We are also aware that many women of colour feel unable to enter this debate for fear of being caricatured as illiberal by a society which already alienates and discriminates against them.
We reject any generalisations or misrepresentations of Muslims & other faith groups and we think this contributes to the alienation of these communities from the public discourse.
We are a single focus campaign working within a short time-frame. We hold different perspectives on a number of issues but we are united in our determination to support women to have a voice on the GRA and are working to increase the inclusivity of our meetings.
We intend to stay focussed on our five demands and bring as many women from diverse communities into the campaign as possible.