Campaign to boycott nightclubs over drink spiking changes its name from Girls Night because critics slammed it for not being ‘inclusive’
- Organisers of Girls Night In accused of a ‘cowardly capitulation’ to woke warriors
- Group was set up last week following a string of reports of women being spiked
- Statement released by the group has been attacked by women’s rights activists
A campaign to boycott nightclubs to raise awareness of how women’s drinks are being spiked by men has changed its name and apologised for not being ‘inclusive enough’.
Organisers of Girls Night In have been accused of a ‘cowardly capitulation’ to woke warriors, with activists saying the removal of the word ‘girls’ will undermine its focus.
The group was set up last week following a string of reports of women blacking out in clubs, believing their drinks were tampered with.
Girls Night In was started by students Martha Williams and Milly Seaford, with plans for boycotts in 43 university towns over the next fortnight
Some found puncture marks, sparking fears they had been injected.
Girls Night In was started by students Martha Williams and Milly SeafordGirls, with plans for boycotts in 43 university towns over the next fortnight.
But its boycotts will now take the name of the places involved, such as Durham Night In or Southampton Night In.
A statement released by the group has been attacked by women’s rights activists and likened to a ‘parody’ by critics.
In unashamedly woke language, it refers to ‘intersectionality’ – the overlap of a person’s prejudices towards such things as race, disability, nationality and gender, and to being ‘anti-carceral’, stating: ‘We want to assure you that the Night In campaign is working towards achieving intersectionality, and we accept we have not been explicitly intersectional so far.
Some women reported puncture marks, sparking fears they had been injected following reports of women possibly being injected while clubbing
‘We are anti-racist, anti-misogyny, gender inclusive, pro-LGBT+, pro-trans people, pro-disabled people, pro-sex worker, anti-carceral and pro-community support movement. These are not just words, we will be changing our approach. We are sorry for any harm our campaign has caused. We are working to do better.’
One critic tweeted: ‘Women & girls are overwhelmingly victims of these crimes, men perpetrators.’
Feminist author Julie Bindel said: ‘It is a cowardly capitulation to bullies which the feminist movement should be campaigning against.’