GenderTrender

In a stunning announcement by UK’s Conway Hall, once a bastion of free speech, intellectual diversity and controversial views (hell, they even rented space to the fricken National Front for many years) Conway Hall has announced that all female-only gatherings are henceforth banned from the venue:

Conway Hall

Statement Regarding RadFem 2012

In consultation with the organisers of RadFem 2012 and our legal advisors, Conway Hall has decided not to allow the booking in July 2012 to proceed. This is because it does not conform to our Terms and Conditions for hiring rooms at Conway Hall. In addition, we are not satisfied it conforms with the Equality Act (2010), or reflects our ethos regarding issues of discrimination.

We had sought assurances that the organisers would allow access to all, in order to enable the event to proceed at the venue. We also expressed concern that particular speakers would need to be…

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  1. I hope, hope, hope against hope, that the event organizers have the wits to not announce the alternate venue on their website. Unless they want to start another circus.

    Older women, undocumented women and poor women do not want to join the circus. Please, organizers, consider the stress on the women who have already made arrangements to attend.

    Please think.

  2. I have registered to go to this. I wasn’t looking forward to the potentially aggressive demonstration outside. So if the venue is not known by Transactivists, this could make it a much better experience for those attending.

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