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
Hello. I’m Nic Williams from Fair Play For Women here to remind you that we only have 2 days left to fill in the Scottish Consultation Questionnaire to voice our opposition to changes to legal gender recognition. We have until 5pm on Thursday this week. You don’t
There has been a lot of publicity and discussion on social media recently about a study which reports on a trans-identified male who has exclusively breastfeed a baby for the first 6 weeks. So is this possible and who might benefit from this; if male-bodied people are now able to nurse
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
When I hear people say “Not All Men”. This is what I think. Not all passengers in taxi cabs are thieves, but taxi drivers put up plastic screens. Passengers don’t say “Not All Passengers”. Not all teachers are paedophiles but we check their criminal records annually. Teachers don’t say
To whomever it may concern: RE: My Gender Identity Your gender identity isn’t the same as mine. Please respect this important piece of information. It is an objective fact. Whatever yours is, I can guarantee that it isn’t the same as mine. If gender identity is now the
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
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 –
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.
Deep pre-release discount! The new book, ‘Transgender Children and Young People – Born in Your Own Body’ is proving so popular that increased print runs have led to cost savings. Get an even lower price with our coupon! 11 very diverse and highly qualified authors argue that today’s medical and social trend for transgendering children is not liberal and progressive, but politically reactionary, physically and psychologically dangerous and abusive.