A rough week for women

It’s been a rough week for women. But then, it so often is. A swift swipe through social media before your coffee is enough to put you off getting out of bed at all.

This morning, for instance, my eyes lit up at the news that MasterCard are standing up for women and girls by insisting that each and every video on OnlyFans needed clear, unambiguous consent from the portrayed body as wll as confirmation of age before they would allow their cards to be used to pay for any porn. As OnlyFans cannot provide these verifications, they will be throwing their porn-baby out with the bathwater, and from October will only allow still images. Then my heart sank when I dived deeper into the rabbit hole and saw grown women, ‘sex workers’. condemning the move which is aimed at making a stand against child sex abuse and trafficking – because it will deplete their income stream. Continue reading “A rough week for women”

Gender ideology threatens women’s refuges

Yet another Women’s Aid Centre has had its funding cut by the local council because they provide women-only services. Just let that sink in.

Back in the 70s there were no refuges, female victims of male violence had nowhere to go. It was women – feminists – who campaigned, raised money and set up safe spaces for themselves and their sisters. Research shows that women who suffer abuse and violence do better in single-sex services run by women with specialist knowledge and experience.

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Welsh policing must prioritise women’s safety

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As part of work to ensure that the letter and spirit of the Equality Act is observed by public bodies in Wales, and that they are adhering to the obligations of the Public Sector Equality Duty, we have written to each of the newly-appointed Police & Crime Commissioners: Jeff Cuthbert in Gwent, Andy Dunbobbin in North Wales, Alun Michael in South Wales, and Dafydd Llywelyn in Dyfed-Powys. Continue reading “Welsh policing must prioritise women’s safety”

Merched Cymru’s Ali Morris and LGB Alliance Cymru’s Sarah Tanburn speak at the Women’s Human Right Campaigns Webinar

Merched Cymru were proud to have one of our members, Ali Morris, speaking at the WHRC seminar. Along with LGB Alliance Cymru’s Sarah Tanburn, she presented an overview of the situation in Wales.

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