A question for UK radical feminists: were any of you present for the Million Women Rise event in London? Or do you have friends who were present, or friends who have friends who were present, who could provide additional perspectives so far as what went on there?
This is what is posted about it on the 55th Carnival of Feminists:
Unfortunately, the spread of feminist ideas across International Women’s day has led to a small number of unwelcome clashes. Hats off to Blacklooks for alerting us to the exclusion of sex workers and their supporters from the Million Women Rise event in London. The unilateral last-minute exclusion of Terisa Mackay of the Solidarity 1st Coalition to Decriminalise Prostitution from the speakers’ stage is particularly shocking in the context of a day which was meant to be all about solidarity.
I don’t know if Sokari was actually present at the event (and will read her post, I haven’t yet); ordinarily she is a highly credible source of information, and I pretty much trust what she reports. But I got an e-mail from someone I don’t know telling me there is more to this story.
Can anybody fill me in?