22 February 2021

Transactivists 'hang' Spanish vice-premier Carmen Calvo for her criticism of the Trans Law

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A puppet in the mask of Carmen Calvo, socialist vice-premier of Spain, was found hanged from a tree in Plaza 8 de Marzo in Santiago de Compostela. On the puppet a sign: "I am lost... Where is the patriarchate(here the article by El Mundo).

Carmen Calvo was 'executed' for its highly critical stance on the so-called Ley Trans which aims to introduce a free choice of gender identity in Spain (self-id) without any judgment, expert opinion or medical act (see here). The law is proposed and strongly supported by the Igualdad minister Irene Montero and Podemos, which governs together with the Psoe.

Carmen Calvo replied on Twitter: "Neither violence nor threats have a place in a democracy. So no"and received many messages of solidarity.

I transattivisti "impiccano" la vicepremier spagnola Carmen Calvo per le sue critiche alla Ley Trans

The RadFem Compostela collectiveborn against the "identity drift"represented by queer theory, understood the macabre performance "as an attack"and published pictures of Calvo's 'hanging' in order to "show the reality of the violence radical feminists are undergoing". The RadFem of Galicia say they do not feel represented in any way by the Ministry of Igualdad.

Solidarity with Carmen Calvo and the RadFem sisters in Santiago and throughout Spain.

Marina Terragni


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