7 March 2021, a slew of transphobic stickers were found littered across West Nicholson Street directly opposite the university. The stickers were placed sometime between 2-11 pm, presumably after sunset as they had gone unnoticed by the majority of the public. The Student was alerted to this situation by a mere observer who commented that it was ‘pure chance’ they had even spotted it.
A problem that has continuously come up over the last couple of years, these transphobic stickers had phrases such as ‘ScotGov you’re being rather silly if you think a woman has a willy’ as well as ‘Women’s rights are not a hate crime’.
Coupled with the fact that today is International Women’s Day, this occurrence did not seem like a coincidence to another witness who spoke to The Student after stumbling onto them late last night.
Similar stickers found around Edinburgh over the course of the last year involved razor blades stuck behind to presumably harm anyone who might take them down. Sitings and mentions have been made across various community groups such as The Meadows Chat, etc.
The perpetrators of this event are currently unknown, as are any other possible sitings of a similar nature.
The Student will continue to publish any details regarding this situation as they emerge. Stand by.
Image: Adam Losekoot