A lesbian businesswoman has blasted transgender rights activists for trying to ‘intimidate’ her by sending her ‘death and rape threats on a daily basis’.
Angela Wild, 44, who lives in Wales, started her own business in September 2017 designing slogan-printed t-shirts and badges, which campaign for women’s sex-based rights.
She began selling her products on Etsy but many of them were banned for ‘hateful conduct’ after she was targeted by ‘cruel’ trans rights activists who sent her threatening messages and reported her items.
Despite setting up her own website last year, the mother-of-one has had three different suppliers refuse to work with her and has been forced to call the police on several occasions to report the ‘frightening’ abuse she receives online.
Angela Wild, 44, (pictured) who lives in Wales, creates feminist slogan t-shirts and badges that have been seen on harry Potter author J K Rowling
The single mother-of-one started her own business in September 2017 making slogan-printed products campaigning for women’s sex-based rights
She has blasted trans activists for trying to ‘intimidate’ her by sending her daily death and rape threats. Pictured: A threat she has received via Facebook
Speaking exclusively to the MailOnline, Angela said: ‘The past five years of my life have been hell.
‘I’ve been relentlessly targeted by trans rights activists and their witchhunt campaign to instil fear into anyone who doesn’t agree with their views.
‘I’ve been labeled a ‘terf’ – a trans exclusionary radical feminist – a transphobic bigot, hateful, a Nazi, over social media and had some of my personal details published online.
‘My products are based on my own views. I do not accept the idea that anyone can have a cervix. It’s simple biology that only women do. It’s ridiculous that we can’t even say that – how is biology now viewed as hate speech?
‘What I have experienced first-hand from trans activists has been intimidating and frightening – it shouldn’t be allowed to happen.
‘No one should have to be subjected to the abuse I and many other women receive on a daily basis. It’s disgusting and simply not right.
‘Transgender activists are trying to stifle free speech by tearing down anyone who wants to express gender critical views – It’s unacceptable!’
The single mother-of-one (above) has been labeled a ‘terf’ – a trans exclusionary radical feminist – a transphobic bigot, hateful, a Nazi, over social media and had her personal details published online
Angela says her products are based on her own views and have been popular with customers
‘Lesbian not Queer’ is another of the store’s popular designs that have attracted attention
One of Angela’s t-shirts which references the term ‘Cis’, which describes a person whose gender identity is the same as their sex assigned at birth
Angela receives hateful messages daily from transgender activists on social media (pictured) and has been forced to contact the police several times concerned for her safety
Angela, who is originally from France, has an array of products that she sells on her website, Wild Womyn Workshop, which include badges that read ‘Trans women are men’, ‘Protect women-only spaces’ and ‘Female biology is not bigotry’ to name a few.
She started her business in September 2017 but was instantly met with abuse and opposition from trans activists who labelled her a ‘worthless b***h’.
She added: ‘I was in an abusive relationship with a man for a very long time. I struggled severely with my mental health and when we broke up I decided I wanted to create something I believed in that reflected my values.
‘I set up an Etsy shop in 2017 but after a few months, many of my products were being repeatedly reported. Over the years it kept happening until I was given a final warning in 2019.
‘Messages on social media from trans activists sending me abuse became the norm – but as time went on they got more severe. It started to get quite scary and I had to contact the police.
‘Fed up of having to constantly justify myself, I decided to set up my own website and it’s been the best thing I’ve ever done. I love it!’
The single mother-of-one, who is also the co-founder of lesbian feminist activist group Get The L Out, shot to prominence when J K Rowling purchased a t-shirt with the slogan ‘This witch doesn’t burn’ under a pseudonym last year.
The author, 56, has faced accusations of transphobia after she mocked an online article in June 2020 which used the words ‘people who menstruate’ instead of ‘women’.
Angela shot to prominence when J K Rowling purchased a t-shirt with the slogan ‘This witch doesn’t burn’ under a pseudonym last year and tweeted about it (pictured)
Angela says: ‘I have been fortunate enough to always have consistent sales, but they went through the roof when J K Rowling posted a tweet wearing one of my t-shirts. I couldn’t believe it!
‘I support her and am a huge fan – it really was the boost I needed. I was so grateful.
‘However, it massively increased the abuse and on one occasion I received a bomb threat to my studio followed by rape and death threats in their masses.
‘Three different suppliers refused to work with me and one claimed my products were inciting hate. I’ve also had people pretend to place orders and message me to try and find out my home address – It’s crazy.
‘One person wrote to me on Facebook, ‘”Trans women are more of a woman than you. Looks like you burn pretty well to me.”
‘My activism and products seem to highlight the conflict of interest between women’s rights and trans rights activists. It’s baffling to me that I am a woman and my right to free speech is taken away because I want to express gender critical views.
‘My opinions aren’t hurting anyone. We live in a democracy. Yet, with trans rights activists they seek to cancel you and make you feel as if you are nothing.
Angela has said her activism and feminist products seem to highlight the ‘conflict of interest between women’s rights and trans rights activists’
‘The more we are harassed the more we will stand up and fight. Women who are critical of gender ideology are routinely accused of being on the “wrong side of history” but enough is enough. There needs to be a voice heard for the lesbian community.’
Angela opened up about how trans lobby group Stonewall, which is paid millions of pounds for advising public bodies – including Government departments, police forces and universities – has branded lesbians ‘sexual racists’ for raising concerns about being pressured into having sex with transgender women.
She said: ‘We are now under huge pressure within the LGBT+ groups to accept trans women as sexual partners but there needs to be a voice for the other side. In my opinion, trans women are men. They do not have cervixes and they do not menstruate. That is simple biology. That is fact. Saying otherwise is ridiculous.
‘Lesbians are women who are sexually attracted to women exclusively. We get called by organisations such as Stonewall and the LGBT community as transphobic and hateful because we don’t conform to the ideology that we should be attracted to trans women.
‘I believe nobody can change sex – you can identify as whoever you want but it doesn’t make you that. Lesbians are being targeted. I have spoken to many who have been harassed and it’s not okay.
‘At the end of the day, we live in a democracy that prides itself on free speech. Trans activists have their voices heard and are supported by charities like Stonewall, however what about women like me who speak for the other side?
‘You cannot simply shut us up. We are entitled to our opinion and I will make sure mine is heard every day.’
You can visit the Wild Womyn Workshop here.