AIMS Ireland blast transphobic comments on social media post, public responds with donations and support

Donations and messages of support for AIMS Ireland have come flooding in following their inclusive stance on human rights.

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Following their usage of inclusive language, the social media page of AIMS Ireland, (Association for Improvements in Maternity Services Ireland), was targeted by certain Twitter users who overlooked the original message shared and focused on spreading transphobic language.

On their Twitter page, AIMS had originally started a thread describing how “Clinical preference has always dominated the delivery of care to pregnant people in Ireland. The National Maternity Strategy and The Standards for Better Safer Maternity Care offered service users a glimmer of hope that their care might be standardised, autonomy honoured and pregnant people actually put at the centre of their care.”

The full thread of that message can be found through the Twitter link below.

Many comments and reshares of the Tweet didn’t pay attention to its content, but rather the usage of the word ‘people’. The transphobic behaviour continued throughout the day, leading AIMS to point out: “There has not been one tweet today from any of these accounts (tweeting) us which actually address the systemic failures of Ireland’s maternity services or the human rights of birthing individuals. They don’t care about what happens to pregnant people, women or girls. Just in name.”

However, support has flowed in for the association, as many comments followed thanking AIMS Ireland for their inclusivity, and pointing out the hypocrisy and ignorance of the transphobic commenters.

When transphobic commenters complained about not being given a space by AIMS Ireland, the group replied powerfully, “Yes. We block. When your sole focus is to undermine the rights of others, while ignoring the very real injustices in the Irish maternity system, you have no place here.”

AIMS Ireland went on to thank the showing of support from the public and reiterated their determination to be inclusive. they shared, “Thank you for all the solidarity, love, and support. AIMSI work very hard to be inclusive in our representation of the very diverse group of individuals in contact with us, whom utilises services within the maternity continuum in Ireland.”

If you would like to show your support for AIMS Ireland and the incredible work they do, please consider making a donation here.

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