Please listen to this 5 minute video first! 1) Introduction The UK government announced last year that the 2004 Gender Recognition Act will be reformed to make it easier and quicker for transgender people to apply for legal recognition of their preferred gender. The change will remove the need
It appears that the Labour Party in the UK have unofficially and undemocratically decided, without consulting party members or having any sort of vote, that anyone can self-define as a woman (note: not as men) and therefore apply for all-women shortlists, at least in under-25 categories so far –
Introduction The Gender Recognition Act 2004 is the legal framework by which a transgender person can have their preferred gender legally recognised. Since its introduction there have been approximately 4,500 gender recognition certificates (GRC) issued. The vast majority of transgender people do not have legal gender recognition and remain legally
Introduction This is the second part of two articles looking at the history of how the transgender laws we have today came about and the decisions that were made along the way. It is hoped this will give women a deeper understanding of the laws that now impact on
Introduction This is the first part of two articles looking at the history of how the transgender laws we have today came about and the decisions that were made along the way. It is hoped this will give women a deeper understanding of the laws that now impact on our
Introduction The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people in the UK from discrimination and is often used by trans-activists to claim that trans-identifying males must always be treated as, or allowed into spaces exclusively for, women. It is also often used as a reason by companies when women complain. They
On Christmas Day LGBT news outlet Pink News published a list of “The heroes who made 2017 so much better.” As the list was published by an LGBT organisation, I expected the list to include a variety of men and women of different sexual orientations. The reality, however, was very
Sexual reproduction requires two; a male and a female. The male sex organ is the penis and testes. The female sex organs are vagina, ovaries and womb. Humans have known and lived with that simple reality for thousands of years Sex is a binary. It’s pretty basic stuff. It really
What is the experience of growing up as a female in a sexist society and why does it matter? Like it or not, the experience of physical violence and sexual abuse IS very different between males and females. Males are overwhelmingly the perpetrators. It’s a fact. Not every male, but
Here is a selection of some of our best articles contributed by our supporters on what sex and gender really means to women: To whomever it may concern, RE: My Gender Identity Biological Sex Matters Masculine and feminine: we’re all genderqueer Being gender-divergent In a sexist
Lots of statistics are thrown about in the debate about transgender rights. Lot of the figures you’ll hear are simply wrong, misinformed or based on poor quality studies. Lots of trans people are murdered – FALSE Trans prisoners commit suicide because they are in a male prisons –
We have written a series of short posts to guide you through some of the basic concepts in feminism and to help explain why modern transgender theory is concerning for some women. tl:dr – The words gender and sex do not mean the same thing! Part 1 – What is
We found this amazing letter on Mumsnet and approached the author for permission to share. It is powerful and needs to be heard. To the woman who shrieked at me that I am a bigot and a terf and a hateful transphobe for defending women’s rights, Ten, fifteen years from
Several Labour Party women have written that they welcome male applicants into female leadership programmes, if they identify as women. We feel that organisations are deaf to the majority concerns of women. Should much-needed opportunities for females be offered instead to males? Fair Play Women ask the Labour Party to reconsider. Read our letter here.
A quarter of pregnancies miscarry, and most miscarriages happen in public toilets. We wouldn’t need those safer spaces if the world outside the Ladies’ was fully accepting of women’s right to privacy & dignity, of our desire not to be stalked and groped, of our naturally unpolished looks and our hormonally-active bodies. But it isn’t. If we’re to be forced into sharing with males, they’re going to have to wise up and shut up.
In the UK, and in other countries, there are organisations promoting and lobbying for transgender people and their rhetoric is becoming synonymous with claims of suicide. We hear that transgender people are very likely to attempt suicide during their lifetime, though the studies do not make clear whether these attempts
If government reforms of the Gender Recognition Act are made law it will have dangerous consequences within the UK prison service. Self-identification of legal gender will mean any male prisoner will be able to change his legal sex to female and become eligible for transfer into a women’s prison.