Statement on the 
Bristol SU Sanctions Against our
Women-Only Feminist Society

Women Talk Back! welcomes everyone to our public events with renowned feminist
speakers, but our consciousness-raising meetings are limited to the female sex. This is to protect women’s right to privacy, safety and dignity while discussing sensitive subjects like male violence, sexual abuse and reproductive rights.

The treatment of Women Talk Back! forms part of a larger pattern of institutionally-
sanctioned abuse against feminist campaigners. We will not be emotionally blackmailed nor institutionally coerced into breaking down our boundaries.

Women have a right to say “no” and that is exactly what we are doing.