Controversy has been rising among Londoners following the appearance of transphobic pink stickers shaped like penisis in several public places throughout the city with slogans that read: “Women don’t have penises."
Pink stickers were posted at famous places including the Clerkenwell offices of Stonewall, a charity that campaigns for the equality of the LGBT community, the offices of the Guardian and the Observer, a billboard of Elizabeth I and on a window displaying a lingerie model.
LGBT+ activist Adrian Harrop went onto Twitter to urge Liverpool’s mayor to take a stance toward this “disgusting” campaign after the stickers were seen on Crosby’s Iron Man sculpture in Liverpool.
Harrop accused the responsible group behind the campaign of trying to “scare and intimidate the trans and broader LGBTQ+ community”.
In response, the mayor of the city, Joe Anderson, responded with warnings that any stickers in the city of Liverpool will be removed and confirmed his pride in the city’s history of fighting for equality for all.
While it was unclear who is behind posting the stickers, trans-exclusionary radical feminist (TERF) group Liverpool ReSisters tweeted photos of the penis-shaped sticker in what way have been an admission of responsibility for the campaign. However, the group cleared their campaign is not anti-Trans rather than pro-women and children campaign.
Photos taken from London were widely shared on Twitter for the stickers with the hashtag: “StickerWoman” going viral among Londoners and LGBT+ activists.
The campaign provoked an outcry among social media users who condemned the hate and humiliation being spread through this campaign. However, the campaign found supporters as well.
One user went to share a drawing by her that is similar to the stickers with a different slogan that says: “Some women have penises”.
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