Month: February 2020

Compelled speech: gaslighting in the courtroom

‘This important article by Maureen O’Hara in the Coventry Law Journal clarifies and critiques how gaslighting and compelled speech have via policy capture wriggled into the vague and ill-thought through guidance given to judges in UK courts.We OBJECT‘. Compelled speech: gaslighting in the courtroom Maureen O’Hara Cases cited Lee v Ashers Baking Co Ltd [2018] …

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Trans Identified Males Should Not Be Accessing Women’s Spaces

Trans Identified Males Should Not Be Accessing Women’s Spaces An expert in male sexual offenders was banned from Medium for this article on trans identified males. Some readers may find the content disturbing. I specialised in working with male sexual offenders for twenty years and was employed by West Yorkshire Probation Service. I worked both …

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Hackney Resisters

LATEST UPDATES November 2019 OBJECT helped organise the Hackney Resisters meeting that took place on 22nd November, with speakers Alison Bailey and Stephanie Davies-Arai of TransgenderTrend. We supported Maya Forstater at her employment tribunal this month– she was fired for expressing her belief that women exist! Judge’s decision to be made in December. October 2019 …

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New York Launch of The Women’s Declaration (March 2019)

New York Launch – March 2019 A launch event for the Women’s Declaration took place on 15th March 2019 in midtown Manhatten, New York. Speakers included OBJECT members Prof. Sheila Jeffreys and Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans, plus lawyer and academic Maureen O’Hara. They explained the necessity of the declaration; described the problem with the language and …

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Message from Female Survivors of Rape, Sexual Violence and Abuse

Brighton Royal Visit 03/10/2018 Clare B Dimyon MBE for services to (& accepted on behalf of) the ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender’ people of C & E Europe 3rd October 2018: Video Welcoming the Duchess & Duke of Sussex on behalf of Female Survivors of Rape and other forms of sexual violence and abuse in …

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Surrogacy

Surrogacy is the practice in which a woman’s womb is ‘rented’ – she is paid to become pregnant (via artificial insemination of sperm, or implantation of a ‘donated’ egg), to follow rules during the pregnancy (such as aborting foetuses which do not meet the buyers’ wishes) and to then give up her baby to the …

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Sex Encounter Venues

‘Sex Encounter Venues’. as they are termed under the Policing and Crime Act 2009, are premises where men can pay to gain sexual satisfaction, or feelings of superiority, from viewing the objectification of women on display.  These venues are also known as ‘lap-dancing clubs,’ ‘strip joints’ or ‘gentlemen’s clubs’. OBJECT successfully campaigned for ‘lap-dancing’ clubs to …

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Prostitution

Dworkin was right

Photomontage by George Blair Prostitution is the practice in which men are able to purchase women to use as sex objects.  Men are taught via pornography and patriarchal culture to believe that they have an inalienable right to the sexual access of women and children’s bodies.  Prostitution eroticises the degradation and oppression of women.  Men …

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