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UK: Unspeakable Women – Critical Sisters

Monday 20 March 2017, by siawi3


11 March 2017 10:30

Unspeakable Women – Critical Sisters – Cheltenham

This ground-breaking launch event will bring together the insights and experience of three brilliant and proudly outspoken women. A panel discussion will be followed by a workshop with a focus on feminism and free speech

Julie Bindel is a fearless campaigner for the rights of women and renowned journalist. Her conviction that it is impossible to change sex has led to calls for her to be no-platformed. Julie has been banned from university campuses across the U.K. and the National Union of Students officially considers her ‘vile.’

Maryam Namazie as a prominent atheist who founded the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. Maryam has been no-platformed across university campuses in the UK for her principled stance on religion. In 2015 she was harassed and silenced by Islamist attendees at an event to explore apostasy at Goldsmiths Students’ Union.

Sarah Ditum is Comment writer for the New Statesman, book reviewer for the Guardian and others, TV and radio pundit and a self-described ‘anti-fun feminist.’ Last year she found herself at the centre of a media storm following the cancellation of an NSPCC ‘Dare to Debate’ event about treatments for children who identify as trans.

Arrive from 10.30am
Panel discussion from 11am until 12.30pm
Workshop 13.00 until 14.00

Tickets £5.90 – £11.21 – Register online at

Critical Sisters
Organizer of Unspeakable Women

Critical Sisters have been formed to challenge sexism within liberal thought. We noticed that the criticism of beliefs in both gender identity and religion tended to come from the right-wing. As progressive left-wingers who view both religion and gender to be at the core of women’s oppression, we do not want to ally ourselves with the conservative press. We aim to put women first and to interrogate ideologies, not individuals.