Last year while we were all looking the other way and distracted by the UK government’s proposals to reform the Gender Recognition Act the word woman was stolen from us. It was sneakily done by the Scottish parliament and hidden behind a smoke screen. That smoke screen was The Gender
This report discusses the way some women’s voices are being silenced within the political and social debate on sex and gender identity. Women have an important and legitimate contribution to make but this censorship is preventing a fair and free debate. The aim of this report is not to address the
Yesterday, an excellent thread started on MumsNet that captures in a nutshell exactly why women are not happy about the way laws are being interpreted and what we need to start to do. It’s a 2 minute read that all women must know about. Want to know why
This week Transgender Trend published its Schools Resource Pack. It was developed in response to an urgent need for clear factual information for schools seeking advice on a very recent and unprecedented phenomenon. It is refreshingly different to all the other guidance produced by the transgender and LGBT organisations which
It’s early morning. It’s dark outside. I’m bleary-eyed and sitting with a strong coffee in my favourite mug trying to wake up! I had a phone call late last night asking me to speak on the Nick Ferrari Breakfast show on LBC radio. I will be giving my views
Dear World At One, we are writing to you as an organisation to express our concern and dismay at the way the issue of self-definition as a woman within the Labour party was presented on your show on Monday, 29th January 2018. The current dilemma over self-definition was presented as
Last week I read a post on Mumsnet that is so good it just has to be shared. Lesbian erasure is real. As a lesbian myself, I’ve noticed friends who of course want to be LGBT friendly and show their solidarity by sharing LGBT links. But without knowing it
The Woman’s Place UK campaign’s third meeting will be in Bristol on Thursday 8th February. Get your tickets here. The speakers are Stephanie Davies-Arai (Transgender Trend), Lynne Harne (Lesbian Rights Alliance), Jo Bartosch (Critical Sisters) and Judith Green (Woman’s Place UK) Chaired by Raquel Rosario Sanchez (Feminist Current) The Woman’s
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
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.
James O’Brien of LBC took a call from Kellie of Wiltshire, expressing her thoughts on gender identity and whether outlets like Topshop should allow anyone who identifies as a woman or girl into their female changing rooms. We were outraged to hear the bullying and misogynistic way the call was handled. James would not let her speak, shut her down, mocked her, and implied she was a bigot for not agreeing that sex is in the ‘soul’. Complain to LBC!
This manifesto was published by the Edinburgh chapter of Action For Trans Health. The transgender organisation demands … well, everything. ATH is a national organisation, which advised the government’s Select Committee on transgender equalities. Individual chapters act autonomously or together. The Edinburgh chapter is one of the most active & influential. The London one celebrated last week’s trans beating of a woman.
If nothing else, this display of transactivist violence – from sabotaging the meeting to assaulting a random feminist – provided ample proof that we’re not exaggerating. With astonishing force, the transgender movement has silenced debate & discussion across the world. What have they got to hide? And what is a TERF? (Media-rich post)