I am sharing this opinion piece from Rachel Smalley on TodayFM as we found it to be a balanced view on the ability to debate current issues in light of the recent events in Auckland.
The following has been quoted from Rachel’s article: How on earth did the Greens become so anti-women?
“how can politicians justify the hate that has been unleashed on women? I feel like I am living in some sort of parallel universe. How can it be that it’s okay to silence women about issues that affect them, and physically intimidate them into silence?
None of us are allowed to speak. Women, if they raise their hands to speak, they are silenced and abused. Since I wrote my editorial on Thursday, I have been called many things. A Nazi. A Terf. A supporter of hate. Anti-trans. A bigot. A bitch. And far worse.
I am none of those things. But I am a woman and I’ve been around these traps for a while. And I do believe that we should all be afforded a voice and an opportunity to speak to issues that impact the world that we live in. That impact our world. . .
I’ll say this one last time for all of the haters out there, and there are many.
Trans rights are human rights. I 100 percent agree. But I also believe women’s rights are human rights. And one should not come at the expense of another.”
You can read Rachel Smalley’s full article here
And listen to the audio here
If you are in Aotearoa New Zealand and would like to read and/or sign the Free Speech Union’s public letter to our Police Minister, you can do so here
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