Are the 400 of us who attended a @Womans_Place_UK meeting at a location kept secret till the very day on the 27th or other women who have gathered to debate and discuss the changing meaning of the word "woman" included in that statement, @DawnButlerBrent ?
Are women being misrepresented as bigots in order to expel them from @UKLabour for pointing out women and transwomen face different challenges and have different needs stemming from having different physiology also included in that statement, Dawn?
Are the hundreds of us being routinely slurred, abused and wholly misrepresented online and elsewhere as bigots and transphobes for defending women's right to set our own boundaries included too?
Do you have the backs of women worried the drive to self-id is part of a wider drive to lower/erode women's own boundaries and/or dismantle them completely?
Have you got the backs of women in the academic sphere who are being no-platformed for defending a woman centered feminism because they are only too aware of how our bodies are at the very centre of our oppression?
Do you have women's backs as they defend our right to keep stats sex based so we can continue to monitor and study society's progress in regard to women?
Have you got the backs of women journalists and commentators who are subject to barrages of abuse when talking about women's issues using woman related terms?
Have you got the backs of mums, mental health practitioners and others who are worried that the pervasive misogyny of the world is all too conducive for young women attempting to escape it to make ill-thought out choices enabled by poorly researched therapies?
Are women who see the conflation of gender and sex as an all too real threat to lesbians, esp young lesbians who, still learning to navigate the concept of consent, guilt-trip themselves into homophobic conversion therapy because... "transphobia" included?
Have you got our backs when we face racism akin to the attitudes J. Marion Sims had towards black women as we encounter more and more "othering" in attempts to validate male claims to womanhood?
I'm an atheist but I have to ask as woman who respects other women's choices... Do you have the backs of our sisters whose lived experience in tied to their religious beliefs as you continue to assert self-id as something to aspire to in law as well as Labour policy?
Some trans orgs advise schools to divert girls from sports and into other activities if they find difficult to look at trans identified boys as girls, feel it unfair to compete against them or don't like sharing facilities with them.
Do you have their backs?
These are just off the top of my head, Dawn. Class analysis and woman centered feminist analysis may be passé in polite circles but both are as relevant now as they ever they were. Please don't give in to the @guardian.
Please listen to all women.
Dang... how could I forget? Have you heard of Delaware's Regulation 225, Dawn? Please see what the NAACP had to say about it before you decide to get us down the self-id route. Modern gender theory is a template to dismantle more than just what women have struggled to build

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