Anti-Transgender Group Targets Andersonville Bookstore

Steve Miller
October 15, 2019 - 8:41 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Staff members at Andersonville's 40-year-old feminist bookstore say the shop has been targeted by a radical feminist group.

WBBM's Steve Miller reports.

It's happened three times, according to employees at Women and Children First bookstore.

Each time, it was discovered on a Monday morning: Someone put large stickers on the windows. The stickers were anti-transgender.

Bookstore manager H. Melt discovered the stickers one Monday morning.

"And was immediately shocked and dismayed and disgusted,” Melt said. “And I took them down."

Bluntly, Melt the message was that trans women are really men and don't belong in feminist spaces. The staff at the store thinks the stickers are the work of a trans-exclusionary radical feminist group.

"It's incredibly offensive. It's devastating, and it really is sad to see the way that other marginalized groups of people feel the need to oppress others instead of welcoming them with open arms."

Melt says this Sunday, they'll blanket Andersonville with messages supporting trans people.