Films

Here are the films of the speakers at our public meetings.

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Rebecca Reilly-Cooper

Rebecca Reilly-Cooper. Feminist philosopher and author of the essential Sex & Gender: A Beginners Guide. Rebecca spoke at our Birmingham meeting in March 2018.

Sex

Debbie Hayton

Debbie Hayton. Science teacher, transwoman and trade unionist. Contributor of important articles to the Times and the Morning Star on the subject of self-identification. Debbie spoke at our Birmingham meeting in March 2018.

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=hEkgtV9U2J8

Raquel Rosario Sanchez

Raquel Rosario Sanchez is a writer and Researcher. She specializes in ending male violence against women and girls and is currently pursuing a PhD with the Centre for Gender and Violence Research at the University of Bristol. She spoke at our Cardiff meeting about the importance of biology in clinical trials and in data collection.

 

Ruth Serwotka

Ruth Serwotka is a trade unionist, co-founder of Woman’s Place UK and convenor of Socialist Feminist Network. She speaks about the need to build a new women’s movement whose first principle is that sex is a material reality and that it shapes women’s lives.

Jeni Harvey

Jeni Harvey is a writer and feminist from South Wales. She talks about the sexism inherent in much of today’s transactivism and the sanctioned misogyny of many of its male supporters. She spoke at our Cardiff meeting.

 

Helen Mary Jones

Helen Mary Jones is Deputy Director of Morgan Academy and associate professor at Swansea University. Educationalist who has worked with, and been Chief Executive of, youth and children’s charities. Former Deputy Director of the Equal Opportunities Commission in Wales, and shadow minister in National Assembly in Wales for roles including Equality and Social Justice, Children and Young People’s Scrutiny Committee.

She spoke at our Cardiff meeting.

Pilgrim Tucker

Pilgrim Tucker is a community activist and organiser. She spoke at our London meeting on 27th February.

 

Lucy Masoud

Lucy Masoud is a London fire fighter, a trade union activist and a qualified barrister. She spoke at our London meeting on the fight for single sex provision for women in a male dominated profession. A transcript of her speech is available here

Helen Steel

Helen Steel – trade unionist, social justice and environmental activist, McLibel defendent and heroic campaigner for justice against state spying and insitutionally sexist abuse by the police. Attacked at the Anarchist Bookfair for defending the right of women to distribute leaflets voicing concern about the Tory government’s review of the Gender Recognition Act. Woman’s Place UK were honoured to give her a platform in Cambridge on 23 November 2017, alongside Linda Bellos and Anne Ruzylo.

Helen’s statement on the events at the anarchist bookfair and a transcript of this talk are published on her own blog https://helensteel12.wordpress.com

Linda Bellos

Linda Bellos OBE – revolutionary lesbian feminist, former Lambeth Council leader, founder of Black History Month UK, lifelong equalities campaigner. Uninvited by a Cambridge College student society for saying she would publicly question some trans politics. Woman’s Place UK were honoured to give her a platform in Cambridge on 23 November 2017, alongside Helen Steel and Anne Ruzylo.

Anne Ruzylo

Anne Ruzylo – former prison officer, active trade unionist for thirty years, former Labour Party Women’s Officer Bexhill and Battle CLP. Subjected to an orchestrated smear campaign for her views on gender identity, prompting resignation in solidarity with her by entire executive committee of Bexhill and Battle CLP. Woman’s Place UK were honoured to give her a platform in Cambridge on 23 November 2017, alongside Helen Steel and Linda Bellos.

Beatrix Campbell

Beatrix Campbell OBE, writer, journalist and feminist activist speaking at a meeting organised by Woman’s Place UK.

Kristina Jayne Harrison

Independent Socialist, Transwoman, Feminist, Environmentalist, Anti-War, Anti-Austerity, Anti-racist, LGBT activist, Paramedic. “If you are blind to sex, it’s inevitable you will be blind to sexism”

Ruth Serwotka

Ruth Serwotka is a socialist, a feminist and a trade unionist. She is one of the founding members of Woman’s Place UK and convenor o the Socialist Feminist Network.

Jo Bartosch

Founder of Chelt Fems and now co-director of Critical Sisters, which exists to offer a platform to voices critiquing the twin man-made beliefs of gender and religion. She talks about her journey from acceptance to alarm concerning gender identity legislation.

Stephanie Davies-Arai

Stephanie Davies-Arai. Communication skills trainer and author of Communicating with Kids. Founder of TransgenderTrend, a group of parents based in the UK, who are concerned about the current trend to diagnose ‘gender non-conforming’ children as transgender.

Lynne Harne

Academic and lesbian feminist activist, former Research and Policy Officer with Rights of Women. She is speaking on behalf of the Lesbian Rights Alliance concerned about the impact of current political and legislative developments on lesbian rights, freedoms and visibility.

Judith Green

Service user of single-sex provision for survivors. She is speaking on behalf of Woman’s Place UK which exists to promote women’s voices being heard and consulted on changes to legislation, and to retain, extend and strengthen exemptions in Equality law. Filming cut out before discussing Woman’s Place UK last two demands – we’ll be sure to capture the end of Judith’s talk next time…

Jackie Mearns

Jackie Mearns is a feminist activist and blogger from Edinburgh. Her writing was included in the anthology, ‘Female Erasure: What You Need To Know About Gender Politics’ War on Women, the Female Sex and Human Rights’ where she wrote about her experiences as a “Transwidow”, her search for support, and her journey to a deeper understanding of how “gender” harms women. Speaking on behalf of Women’s Spaces in Scotland.

Steph Pike

Steph Pike is a socialist feminist and a co-founder of Woman’s Place UK. A transcript of her speech is available here

Lucy Masoud

Lucy Masoud is a London fire fighter, a trade union activist and a qualified barrister. She spoke at our London meeting on the fight for single sex provision for women in a male dominated profession. A transcript of her speech is available here

 

 

 

Helen Steel

Helen Steel – trade unionist, social justice and environmental activist, McLibel defendent and heroic campaigner for justice against state spying and insitutionally sexist abuse by the police. Attacked at the Anarchist Bookfair for defending the right of women to distribute leaflets voicing concern about the Tory government’s review of the Gender Recognition Act. Woman’s Place UK were honoured to give her a platform in Cambridge on 23 November 2017, alongside Linda Bellos and Anne Ruzylo.

Helen’s statement on the events at the anarchist bookfair and a transcript of this talk are published on her own blog https://helensteel12.wordpress.com

 

Linda Bellos

Linda Bellos OBE – revolutionary lesbian feminist, former Lambeth Council leader, founder of Black History Month UK, lifelong equalities campaigner. Uninvited by a Cambridge College student society for saying she would publicly question some trans politics. Woman’s Place UK were honoured to give her a platform in Cambridge on 23 November 2017, alongside Helen Steel and Anne Ruzylo.

 

Anne Ruzylo

Anne Ruzylo – former prison officer, active trade unionist for thirty years, former Labour Party Women’s Officer Bexhill and Battle CLP. Subjected to an orchestrated smear campaign for her views on gender identity, prompting resignation in solidarity with her by entire executive committee of Bexhill and Battle CLP. Woman’s Place UK were honoured to give her a platform in Cambridge on 23 November 2017, alongside Helen Steel and Linda Bellos.

 

Beatrix Campbell

Beatrix Campbell OBE, writer, journalist and feminist activist speaking at a meeting organised by Woman’s Place UK.

 

Kristina Jayne Harrison

Independent Socialist, Transwoman, Feminist, Environmentalist, Anti-War, Anti-Austerity, Anti-racist, LGBT activist, Paramedic. “If you are blind to sex, it’s inevitable you will be blind to sexism”

 

Ruth Serwotka

Ruth Serwotka is a socialist, a feminist and a trade unionist. She is one of the founding members of Woman’s Place UK and convenor o the Socialist Feminist Network.

 

Jo Bartosch

Founder of Chelt Fems and now co-director of Critical Sisters, which exists to offer a platform to voices critiquing the twin man-made beliefs of gender and religion. She talks about her journey from acceptance to alarm concerning gender identity legislation.

 

Stephanie Davies-Arai

Stephanie Davies-Arai. Communication skills trainer and author of Communicating with Kids. Founder of TransgenderTrend, a group of parents based in the UK, who are concerned about the current trend to diagnose ‘gender non-conforming’ children as transgender.

 

Lynne Harne

Academic and lesbian feminist activist, former Research and Policy Officer with Rights of Women. She is speaking on behalf of the Lesbian Rights Alliance concerned about the impact of current political and legislative developments on lesbian rights, freedoms and visibility.

 

 

Judith Green

Service user of single-sex provision for survivors. She is speaking on behalf of Woman’s Place UK which exists to promote women’s voices being heard and consulted on changes to legislation, and to retain, extend and strengthen exemptions in Equality law. Filming cut out before discussing Woman’s Place UK last two demands – we’ll be sure to capture the end of Judith’s talk next time…

 

Jackie Mearns

Jackie Mearns is a feminist activist and blogger from Edinburgh. Her writing was included in the anthology, ‘Female Erasure: What You Need To Know About Gender Politics’ War on Women, the Female Sex and Human Rights’ where she wrote about her experiences as a “Transwidow”, her search for support, and her journey to a deeper understanding of how “gender” harms women. Speaking on behalf of Women’s Spaces in Scotland.

 

Steph Pike

Steph Pike is a socialist feminist and a co-founder of Woman’s Place UK. A transcript of her speech is available here