Ani O'Brien

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About Ani O'Brien

My name is Ani O'Brien and for the last few years I’ve been at the forefront of several campaigns in New Zealand aimed at protecting the rights of women in New Zealand. 

My insistence that a conversation needs to be had about the rapid changes to society around how we understand sex and gender and the impact of gender identity ideology and transgenderism on women's rights has resulted in a significant backlash.

It is my view that society benefits from open discussions about difficult topics and that silencing whether overt or coercive is only going to lead to more conflict.

I advocate for transgender people to be able to live lives free of violence and discrimination. In an open and tolerant society, respect and dignity should be extended to all. There is, however, no reason that this should come at the cost of women.

This is the fraught space I’ve been working in and in doing so I’ve received messages of support from women all over New Zealand and the world who are too afraid to speak about this for fear of retaliation. Most of their anxiety arises from the fear of losing their jobs and facing harassment.

As a feminist from the more traditional school of thought, this is devastating to see. Modern feminism has let us all down. While it has been distracted by nonsense, women are being bullied and silenced in the name of "inclusion". 

I will to continue to be a voice for women too scared to speak out, but this comes at a cost. Activists have been trying to make me unemployable for years. They have contacted my employers, smeared my reputation with lies and mischaracterisations, threatened me with violence, rape, and death, and even stalked me. I have multiple active police reports and live with the knowledge that some very angry people want harm to come to me. But, they haven’t shut me up yet and I need your help to keep it this way.

Support me to keep being a voice for women and our rights. With your help I can keep writing and speaking up publicly to challenge the hostile mob and protect women's rights.
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When I reach 10 patrons I will hold my first live video Q&A session.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 24 exclusive posts
4
Audio releases
3
Images
2
Links
15
Writings
1
Video

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