Welcome to Fair Play For Women
Fair Play For Women is an apolitical group of ordinary people from all walks of life who have come together to fight for women’s and girls’ rights. We are concerned that in the rush to reform transgender laws that women’s voices will not be listened to. Run entirely by a team of volunteers with skills in many different disciplines, we have worked hard over the past year to bring this issue to public attention.
Women get called transphobic for simply asking questions. Women are afraid to speak out and fear for their jobs and reputation if they do. We are the voice of these women.
This is urgent: the Government has just launched a public consultation on changes to the Gender Recognition Act, which will run until 19th October, and every single political party has so far utterly failed to acknowledge the negative impact this will have on women’s rights.
The government is considering whether to allow anyone to choose the sex written on their birth certificate.
A recent YouGov poll showed that only 18% of the electorate support this idea but this will count for nothing unless everyone knows about the consultation and has their chance to make their views known.
The intention is to make the legal process easier for transgender people. However, this will be at the cost of women’s rights and will effectively signal the end of male-free spaces for women. Service providers are already running ahead of the law and allowing any man who says he’s a woman into their women’s only spaces. GRA reform could see self-identification of sex cemented into UK law; the final nail in the coffin.
Over the course of the Summer Fair Play For Women will be running a major public awareness campaign to make sure everyone knows this government consultation is happening and has the chance to submit their views. We have an exciting programme of campaign films, bite-size legal explainers, information packs and consultation guidance planned, with the generous help of a fantastic team of filmmakers, graphic designers, publicists and lawyers. On this website you will find articles to help you understand what the law is, how it might be changing and why that matters to women.
Introducing our spokeswoman, Dr Nicola Williams
All her media appearances can be found here
Watch Dr Williams speaking at the ‘Let A Woman Speak’ meeting in Plymouth on 25th August 2018