Transphobic stickers found on Edinburgh campus, saying ‘women’s sex based rights are not for penises’
They have been put up at the Students’ Association
Transphobic stickers stating "women's sex based rights are not for penises" have been seen around the Students' Association.
The stickers parody those of Stonewall, an organisation campaigning for LGBTQ+ equality. Their logo, font and style have been copied to promote transphobic hate across Edinburgh.
The stickers have also been spotted in Marchmont and Bruntsfield, as well as over South Bridge and tourist locations near the Royal Mile. More recently, the stickers have been posted at the Students' Association.
The Edinburgh branch of the feminist collective Sisters Uncut have been taking down the stickers, correcting posters, and replacing them with trans-inclusionary ones, as "Edinburgh's streets should be safe for all women."
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some transphobic stickers have appeared around Bruntsfield and Morningside in Edinburgh – only spotted on parking metres so far but people appear to be tearing them off relatively successfully pic.twitter.com/o49wyJWiX7
— kaitlyn with a k and a y not an i (@kkaaiittlyn) August 17, 2018
Edinburgh is not the only city affected by these stickers, with similar ones found in Leeds and Liverpool saying "women don't have penises". The stickers in Edinburgh haven't been tracked down to any one group of people, so it's uncertain who is putting them up.
In response to the stickers defacing the Students' Association, Kai O'Doherty, Vice President of Welfare, posted on Facebook: "The Students' Association is a place for all. All forms of harassment and discrimination are unacceptable. This includes materials which promote transphobia.
"Any incident of harassment or discrimination is a serious matter which will be dealt with through disciplinary action, and materials removed."
If you see any stickers, please report them to the local council, or [email protected] if they are around the university.