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Feminist fury after Glasgow Girls’s Library shows pro-trans placards from activist group who heckled JK Rowling at girls’s rights convention

Feminist fury after Glasgow Girls’s Library shows pro-trans placards from activist group who heckled JK Rowling at girls’s rights convention


Feminists are in uproar after a library displayed pro-trans placards from an activist group which heckled JK Rowling throughout a girls’s rights convention. 

Glasgow Girls’s Library has been blasted for exhibiting off the inflammatory posters, which allegedly embody indicators from Cabaret Towards The Hate Speech. 

The group sparked outrage after staging a protest outdoors the the FiLiA convention in Glasgow in October, hosted by Harry Potter writer Rowling, with activists holding boards studying ‘maintain TERFs out’ whereas chanting ‘trans girls are girls’.

On Saturday, the library – which boasts of ‘supporting 1000’s of ladies throughout Scotland yearly’ on-line – displayed placards, together with ‘trans girls are girls’, ‘trans folks make Glasgow’ and ‘trans rights are girls’s rights’.

However the show, which is a part of the venue’s 16 Days of Activism exhibition, ignited fury on-line from feminists, who at the moment are demanding girls boycott the Landressy Avenue establishment.  

Signs on display at the Glasgow Women's Library have sparked outrage from feminists

Indicators on show on the Glasgow Girls’s Library have sparked outrage from feminists 

Some of the placards were allegedly used by a pro-trans group that heckled JK Rowling and other women's rights campaigners during a conference in Glasgow last month

Some of the placards were allegedly used by a pro-trans group that heckled JK Rowling and other women's rights campaigners during a conference in Glasgow last month

A number of the placards had been allegedly utilized by a pro-trans group that heckled JK Rowling and different girls’s rights campaigners throughout a convention in Glasgow final month

JK Rowling was hosting the FiLiA conference in October when activists staged a protest holding signs saying 'keep TERFs out'

JK Rowling was hosting the FiLiA conference in October when activists staged a protest holding signs saying 'keep TERFs out'

JK Rowling was internet hosting the FiLiA convention in October when activists staged a protest holding indicators saying ‘maintain TERFs out’

Lashing out on X, previously Twitter, one critic raged: ‘I cancelled my membership. I have been a member for years however I can not condone this. It is scandalous. And we marched for the suffragettes in 2018. I am shocked, disgusted and downright appalled. Cancel their funding.’ 

In a video one individual stated the library was for ‘girls solely’ and blasted the location for giving out a ‘free move’ to transwomen, including: ‘Inform me, the place’s the justice in that? So bye bye girls’s library, you do not have me as a member anymore. I’ve cancelled my membership, cancelled my donation. You are all completely disgraceful.

‘Actually, I hope different folks like me pull their donations and watch you go below. You don’t need to be right here.’

A 3rd livid feminist on X tweeted: ‘The Glasgow Girls’s Library is now The Glasgow Trans Library,’ earlier than including: ‘They’ve misplaced all sense of being and utterly forgotten why they had been based.’

Whereas a fourth individual wrote: ‘It makes me really feel a deep disappointment and anger {that a} girls’s library in Glasgow would do that. I like libraries, books, girls, and Glasgow and but right here is one thing I’ve come to despise. Terrible.’

On Twitter, the library says it’s the ‘solely accredited museum within the UK devoted to girls’s historical past’.  

About 70 activists from Cabaret Towards The Hate Speech and the Glasgow Trans Rally had tried to shutdown the three-day occasion 

Nameless organisers behind the Glasgow Trans Rally had tried to close down the three-day FiLiA convention, which options folks from around the globe to debate subjects together with feminine genital mutilation.

Glasgow Women's Library has come under fire for its display over the weekend

Glasgow Women's Library has come under fire for its display over the weekend

Glasgow Girls’s Library has come below hearth for its show over the weekend 

People blasted the library online for the display

People blasted the library online for the display

Folks blasted the library on-line for the show 

The library previously tweeted this as part of the 'Trans Day of Remembrance'

The library previously tweeted this as part of the 'Trans Day of Remembrance'

The library beforehand tweeted this as a part of the ‘Trans Day of Remembrance’ 

The venue Platform cancelled the occasion 12 hours earlier than it was resulting from begin amid a backlash on-line. However solicitors citing the Equality Act had been in a position to reverse that call. 

Protesters heckled attendees as they arrived on the venue, with protesters holding up indicators saying ‘maintain TERFS out of Glasgow and ‘transphobia kills and hurts all girls’.

The time period ‘TERF’ is used to explain folks whose views on gender identification are seen as hostile in direction of transgender folks. 

JK Rowling. an outspoken critic of the trans motion – has beforehand confronted on-line pile-ons from activists for her views. 

Talking on the convention, the world well-known writer insisted she was ready to ‘take the hit’ from marketing campaign teams.

‘I’ll at all times have the ability to feed my household… I’ve seemed round and realised that it must be somebody who can take the hit. And it must be me. I can afford it,’ Rowling stated. 

She added: ‘This has by no means been about trans rights. That is about girls’s rights and activists’ calls for to dismantle these rights. 

The protesters gathered outside the event with signs saying 'no feminism without trans women'

The protesters gathered outside the event with signs saying 'no feminism without trans women'

The protesters gathered outdoors the occasion with indicators saying ‘no feminism with out trans girls’

The author and other attendees at a conference in Glasgow were barracked by trans activists. Pictured: Rowling aimed her ire at one particular male protester, labelling him a 'p****'

The author and other attendees at a conference in Glasgow were barracked by trans activists. Pictured: Rowling aimed her ire at one particular male protester, labelling him a 'p****'

The writer and different attendees at a convention in Glasgow had been barracked by trans activists. Pictured: Rowling aimed her ire at one specific male protester, labelling him a ‘p****’

‘I’ve nothing however profound sympathy for trans girls who’ve skilled male violence. I need trans folks to be protected. I simply don’t need girls and ladies to be any much less protected.’

In addition to talking on the occasion, Rowling additionally slammed protesters on-line, calling one in every of them a ‘p***ok’. 

Utilizing footage of one in every of Cabaret’s members singing alongside to Lily Allen’s tune ‘F*** You’ as a part of the protest, Rowling tweeted: ‘Contained in the venue: girls from 35 completely different nations talk about their sex-based points and considerations, together with the harassment and intimidation they face from males. 

‘Outdoors the venue, this p***ok.’ 

MailOnline has approached Glasgow Girls’s Library for remark. 



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Written by bourbiza mohamed

Bourbiza Mohamed is a freelance journalist and political science analyst holding a Master's degree in Political Science. Armed with a sharp pen and a discerning eye, Bourbiza Mohamed contributes to various renowned sites, delivering incisive insights on current political and social issues. His experience translates into thought-provoking articles that spur dialogue and reflection.

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