Jan 24, 2022 • 57M

Jenni Swayne


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Jenni Swayne, a former teacher, discusses her work as a women’s rights activist her recent arrest for stickering in Newport, Gwent (Wales). Elaborating how the police arrested her on suspicion of having committed a “hate crime” (a public order offence) after which time she was held in a cell for ten hours, Swayne details the treatment by the police to in include the police interrogation and the limitations put upon her until the bail is over in in a month’s time when she will learn if she will be charged, cautioned or if the case will be dropped entirely. One of the stickers she posted reads: “No child is born in the wrong body: Humans never change sex.” Another found by the police who searched her house removing several sheets of stickers reads: “3+ women killed by men each week: Domestic violence kills.” As Harry Miller puts it, Swayne is being put through a system where “the process becomes the punishment.”