26 JUNE 2021
IN SUPPORT OF THE FEMINIST AGENDA, AGAINST SO CALLED “TRANS LAWS”*
(*In Spain, the proposal for self-ID is commonly referred to as “The Trans Law”, even though it wouldn’t apply to any given group of people, but to the whole of the Spanish population: 47 million people. Other proposals related to “gender identity” included in this tag contain the enhancement of “hate crimes” and “hate speech” that could curtail our fundamental right to freedom of speech and freedom of opinion. We feminists are fighting for our sex-based rights and to keep a sex-based definition of “woman”.)
The regression in the protection of our rights as women is unfortunately an undeniable reality now. The offensive of the alliance between patriarchy and neoliberal capitalism against women in general, and against the feminist movement in particular, is reaching a criminal situation both in our country and in the rest of the world, subverting all our demands and penetrating our entire legal system.
Our analysis is clear: those who claimed to be our allies and call themselves “the most feminist government in history” are transforming our laws against the feminist agenda that we have fought for over the last 300 years. With the complicit inaction of the head of government, the Ministry for Equality has ignored and scorned the feminist movement, promoting anti-women legislation. Furthermore, regardless of political persuasion, regional parliaments are being used as back doors to transform all the laws under their jurisdiction, increasing lack of legal protection and consolidating a regression in terms of violence, sexual and reproductive rights and material and symbolic discrimination against women in all spheres, as well as the most basic rights of children and adolescents.
This has led the feminist movement to take to the streets today to demand from both central and regional governments:
FULL COMPLIANCE OF THE FEMINIST AGENDA
AND THE PARALYSATION AND REPEAL OF THE “TRANS LAWS”
Yes, in plural, “trans laws”, because this includes all legislation that replaces the legal category of “sex” with “gender identity”. This is to be expanded by the so-called Trans Law, LGTBI Law and Zerolo Law, on the verge of being introduced in Parliament, which would criminalise people who, in the exercise of their fundamental right to freedom of expression, defend the use of the words woman, mother or vulva, or “make a mistake” in their use of pronouns, imposing fines of up to 150,000 euros. Freedom of expression has already been curtailed in other places, such as Scotland, where a fortnight ago we witnessed the arrest and trial of Marion Millar for simply posting a suffragette ribbon on Twitter. Of suffragette women.
In this spirit, we demand the repeal of all or part of the laws that threaten women’s and children’s rights, as well as fundamental rights and public freedoms, such as the recently enacted Rhodes Law (on the protection of children against violence) and some provisions of the Celáa Law (on education), which generate confusion regarding the obligation to educate in EQUALITY, without distorting its meaning in terms of “diversity”, as it is already happening.
In addition, we demand the repeal of the regional trans regulations comprising, among others, 15 “gender self-determination” laws, 14 educational protocols and 15 health protocols, which are allowing, even without any national law that recognises the right to self-determination of sex, the implementation of sexist educational policies, the violation of women’s sex-based rights (by allowing access of men to our spaces and perverting statistics) and the indiscriminate hormone treatment of children. And this despite the fact that nearby countries (such as the United Kingdom, Sweden and Finland) that did pass these laws are now backtracking and banning the use of puberty blockers because of their irreversible and harmful side effects.
Finally, we denounce the use of trans legislation to allow rapists and murderers to access women’s prisons; we are outraged and indignant at this. Today we cannot fail to mention here the murder of Vanesa Santana in Fuerteventura, whose rapist and murderer, Jonathan Robaina, declared himself to be a woman on the first day of his trial (just three days after the unanimous approval of the Trans Law in the Canarian Parliament), which, were it not for the team of forensic experts who, contravening the regional regulations on the affirmation of “gender identity”, denied the existence of gender dysphoria, would have resulted, once again, in the transfer of a rapist and murderer of women to a women’s prison under the protection of Instruction 7/2006 and Trans Law 3/2007, with the consequent endangering of the physical integrity of the female inmates. Something that the Ministry for Equality and the rest of the Government denied ad nauseam that it was permitted under the trans laws, “#ThisWouldNotHappen” they said, but it did happen.
IN THIS SCENARIO, IN THE FACE OF THE OFFENSIVE DIRECTED FROM THE INSTITUTIONS AGAINST THE RIGHTS OF ONE HALF OF THE POPULATION AND THE EVASIONS OF THE GOVERNMENT, THIS #26J, THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT WILL ONCE AGAIN FILL THE STREETS WITH DIGNITY TO PUBLICLY DEMAND:
- THE MODIFICATION AND EXTENSION OF THE LAW ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN WITH ALL SUPPOSITIONS, PROTOCOLS, MEASURES AND ADEQUATE FUNDING TO FIGHT EFFECTIVELY #AgainstMaleTerrorism
#NotOneMore #NotOneLess #WeWantOurselvesAlive #AgainstMaleViolence #AgainstVicariousViolence
- THE PASSING OF A LAW FOR THE ABOLITION OF PROSTITUTION THAT BANS ALL SEXUAL ACCESS TO WOMEN FOR A PRICE: A LAW WORTHY OF A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY AND NOT A SIMULACRUM OF PERSECUTION OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION LIKE THE LAW ON TRAFFICKING THAT WILL SOON BE DEBATED IN OUR PARLIAMENT.
#AbolitionistLawNow #AgainstTheProstitutionalSystem #ProstitutionAbolition #PornographyAbolition #ProstitutionIsSlavery #NeitherSexNorWork #RapeIsNotFiction
- THE REPEAL OF THE INSTRUCTION OF THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE THAT ALLOWS IN SPAIN THE REGISTRATION OF BABIES BORN OUT OF THE REPRODUCTIVE EXPLOITATION OF IMPOVERISHED WOMEN FROM OTHER COUNTRIES.
#STOPVientresDeAlquiler #STOPtráficodebebés #STOPtráficodeóvulos #NoSomosVasijas #NoALaExplotaciónReproductiva
- AND THE END OF THE PROCESSING OF “TRANS LAWS” THAT ERASE WOMEN AND DESTROY OUR RIGHTS, THOSE OF CHILDREN, HOMOSEXUAL PEOPLE AND PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM GENDER DYSPHORIA, AS WELL AS THE REPEAL OF ALL ARTICLES THAT INTRODUCE THE QUEER AGENDA IN OUR LEGAL SYSTEM.
#NoTransLaw #NoGenderSelfID #SexIsNotGender #TransLawIsMisogyny #WomanIsNotAFeeling #NoToHormoneTherapyandMutilationofChildren #DontTouchChildren #StopCriminalFashions
Demands to which we cannot fail to add the DENUNCIATION OF THE COVENANT OF SILENCE WHICH PREVENTS THE CRITICAL VOICES OF FEMINISTS AND MULTITUDE OF EXPERT VOICES FROM BEING HEARD IN THE PUBLIC MEDIA, IN THE FACE OF AN OFFENSIVE THAT DESTROYS OUR RIGHTS, AND THE COLLUSION OF THE MEDIA WITH THE QUEER AGENDA PROPAGANDA, FINANCED BY THE PHARMACEUTICAL AND ECONOMIC LOBBIES OF BIG INTERNATIONAL CORPORATIONS.
Women, comrades, sisters, feminism is in motion and history has shown us that struggle is effective and essential. We have recently had the opportunity to see this again when we learned of the ruling of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in favour of Maya Forstater, a year and a half after she was fired from the Centre for Global Development in the UK, for tweeting and writing about the implications of self-determination of sex for women’s rights.