#TERF/Bigot/ Transphobe – We found the witch, burn her!

A contextual constructionist account of the silencing of feminist discourse on the proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act 2004, and the policy capture of transgender ideology, focusing on the potential impacts and consequences for female-only spaces for victims of male violence.

Woman on a mission

Dr Shonagh Dillon has nearly 3 decades of experience working in the MVAW (Male Violence Against Women) sector, she is the founder and CEO at Aurora New Dawn working with victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking.

Events and talks

I was privileged to speak at A Women’s Place – Fighting For Women’s Services alongside Nicola Benge, Catia Freitas and Vivienne Hayes MBE. The webinar was chaired by Karen Ingala Smith.

Shonagh talking at Women's Place webinar
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Recent posts

Following the anti feminist thread…

On 10th September – Rose Duffield MP wrote a brilliant and brave thread and in it she defended single sex spaces for female victims of male violence. The usual misogyny

Rapists are male

(Credit to Karen Ingala Smith for the title) The wonderful Murray Blackburn Mackenzie lodged a petition with the Scottish Parliament on June 2nd 2021 to accurately record the sex of

An Open Letter to Sadiq Khan

Figure 15 Silencing Node – Consequences of Speaking Out Word Cloud (Dillon, 2021) 20/08/2021 Dear Mr Khan, I write to you in respect of yesterday’s news in both The Times and

An interview with Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal, OBE

Dr Jhutti-Johal is a Reader in Sikh Studies in the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham.  Dr Jhutti-Johal is a board member and trustee on a number of organisations and

A Scottish Sister Speaks

I was lucky enough to catch up with Jessie* over Zoom, here is our conversation (obviously edited because we can both have a chat and a laugh), I hope you