A Woman’s Place UK: call to action

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A Woman’s Place:

Write to your MP

 

We want you to write to your MP about our campaign but we know mass, centrally- generated emails are often ignored or dismissed.

So we are asking you to write a personal letter to your MP with our five demands:

1.  Respectful and evidence based discussion about the impact of the proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act to be allowed to take place and for women’s voices to be heard;

2.  The principle of women only spaces to be upheld – and where necessary extended.

3.  A review of how the exemptions in the Equality Act which allow for single sex services or requirements that only a woman can apply for a job (such as in a domestic violence refuge) are being applied in practice;

4.  Government to consult with women’s organisations on how self-declaration would impact on women only services and spaces;

5.  Government to consult on how self-declaration will impact upon data gathering – such as crime, employment, pay, and health statistics – and monitoring of sex-based discrimination such as the gender pay gap.

 

The personal is political

6.  Then we want you to add a story from your personal experience that illustrates why you are calling for these commitments. Or you could just explain why one of those demands matters to you.

 

Getting a response

You can send it via email but you could also post a letter or send a card. Anything that will get our message noticed. You could tweet your MP politely and let them know a letter is on its way.

 

Share your example with us

Send a copy to us at AWomansPlaceUK@gmail.com

Tweet us on @Womans_Place_UK

Share on our Woman’s Place UK Facebook page

When you get a reply, share that too!

If you are not happy with the reply, write back challenging what has been said.

 

Losing these rights will affect all women.

Let’s make the personal political.

If you want more detail, look at our launch statement.

 

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A Woman’s Place: Write to your MP - FairPlayForWomen.com

Further information at Fair Play For Women:

In a sexist society, sex matters

It’s Not About You, You, You or You

Self-identification: Don’t erase biological women

Prison: are women safe?

Women only – but for how long?

Sex change law: UK says “I believe in magic”

 

 

FPFW

Women’s rights & freedoms are facing the most intense assault in over a century. Female people deserve safety, dignity and respect! Women & girls, fight now for your independence!

We’re proud to be female. It’s still a man’s world: sometimes we need protections from sex discrimination, sex crimes, and sexism. But we can only fight for recognition if we can define ‘woman’ and ‘girl’. We are not male. Woman means something, let’s keep it that way :)

4 comments on “A Woman’s Place UK: call to action

  • 28th September 2017 at 10:06
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    I have emailed my MP numerous times with this…he has never replied.
    SNP male and religious and utterly useless.




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  • 24th October 2017 at 16:06
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    I had a meeting with my MP, Andy Slaughter (Hammersmith and Fulham) on Monday 20th March about this bill.

    He admitted that he found the subject embarrassing. I told him that I have been told by the then-Medical Director for Mental Health Services for NW London, Dr Alice Parshall, that psychiatry was in the stone age compared to physical medicine. She had described the essential nature of transsexual men as (1) “immature” – a word with many more implications than when used by non-psychiatrists – and (2) blinkered. I said that gender dysphoria was a type of “body dysmorphia” like anorexia nervosa and another, very uncommon condition where a person believes that they would be better off without a limb. GD leaves a person addicted to hormones and sterile after extremely painful surgery. He asked about the prognosis for anorexia – it isn’t good. He understood that “gender identity” is a woolly concept and seemed to accept that “gender reassignment surgery” is a better reference point, and so a better “protected characteristic”. I added that the “bathroom wars” in the US were unlikely to abate because they pitted extreme Christian groups against the “rainbow” liberals. I said “Americans don’t do compromise”. It was a good natured exchange.

    He explained that, because this was a private members bill and in addition 24th March is just before the prorogation of Parliament, there was zero chance of the bill passing. But it would come back again and again if there was a lobbying group pressing for it. I assured him that there were several lobbying groups. I feel that I had a productive 15 minutes with no embarrassment and a certain amount of shared understanding.




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  • 24th October 2017 at 16:38
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    That is really encouraging, Una-Jane. Thank you for helping to spread common sense regarding gender ID!




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