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STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE MORNING STAR

The Morning Star has been accused of transphobia for allowing the publication of articles debating the politics of gender identity. The undersigned reject that accusation as baseless and welcome a space to discuss these issues

Dear Editor,

We are writing to express our great appreciation and support of the Morning Star for its exceptional courage and solidarity with women everywhere in publishing two recent articles [here and here] highlighting the problems of current political dogma regarding gender identity.

Along with the writers of those articles, we are watching with some alarm as the few hard-won rights and protections that women have managed to gain are being eroded through political and social developments that will have very serious consequences for women indeed.

We very much appreciate your efforts in giving a platform for a sex-class based analysis of women's position, in the face of the convergence of neoliberal individualism and alienation from class consciousness which we believe is very clearly at the heart of gender identity politics.

Those of us who speak out in defence of women are no strangers to the particular viciousness of the backlash that such speech is invariably met with.

We applaud the Morning Star for taking a courageous stand against the erasure of women as a class, and stand in solidarity with you in the face of this inevitable backlash.

Please note that some signatories were only able to provide their initials, for fear of possible repercussions were they to be identified. This, sadly, reflects the climate of fear and intimidation that we are currently living in.

Yours faithfully,

Laura Akers
Tracy Allard
Simone Andrea
Tessa Anne
Sam Antix
Temple Ardinger
Michelle Arouet
A. B.
A. M. B.
H. B.
S. Baillie
Gerdien Baker
D. Ball
Ruthanna Barnett
Josephine Bartosch
Ali Jean Batts
J. Beard
Monika Beatty  
Carly Bell
Grace Restauro Belleveau
Courtney Belyea
Ophelia Benson
Cheryl Lynn Bergen
Maritza Y. Bermudez
Magdalen Berns
Elisa Beth
Jennifer Bilek
A. Billows
Sylvia Black
Lisa Blank
C. L. Blythe
Katherine Boyd
Aleta Lisa Brady
Sharon Brandon
L. Brice
S. Britton.
Ginny Brown
Louise A. Brown
Tim Brown
Juliana Brustik
Sam Brydon
Poppy Taylor Brydon
Kasandra C.
Lila C.
M. Calder  
Linda Calder Trapp
Helen Cameron  
Caroline Campbell
Giovanna S. Capone
T. Carson
Mary Cellaigh
Elaine Charkowski
Jennifer Chavez
Adelaide Ciao
C. K. A. & Big Ocean Women
Stephanie Cleveland
Lucy Coghill
Sinéad Connolly
Angie Conroy
M. Conroy
Georgia Constantinou
Allen Corben
Catherine Costello  
Brandi Cowtan
Nikki Craft
Sophia Crews
Marie Solange Crosswell
Rebecca Cummings
C. Dacke
Hanna Dahlberg
Joan Dark
Janie Davies
Stephanie Davies Arai
Cynthia Dehesa
Tracie Warden Dengá
Robert Doublin
T. Duckett
Katherine Dunne
T. Drake
Jennifer Drew
Katharine Edgar
Charlotte Edwards
J. Egerton
J. England
Donna J. Every
Jessica Feijoo
Elsa Field
Anna Fisher
Sarah Fletcher
Steph Free
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Steve McEvoy
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Elizabeth McKeown
Moira McGee
Jackie Mearns
Camilla Mills
Tina Minkowitz
Kathy Miriam
Jonah Mix  
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J. Molloy
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