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@charliekiss @Tara_Hewitt 1/ You are aware that NHS trust patient databases have, for some time now been required to have fields disclosing transition? Not the central one of all names, addresses, phone numbers, NHI number, & GP, fortunately though. I think I've avoided being so recorded, have you?
@charliekiss @Tara_Hewitt 2/ They did try to get it as required information in all electronic referrals, but we stopped that, but there's a national advisory committee run by all all the royal colleges pushing for it. It is likely the data from Equality Monitoring forms is used to fill gaps in the records
@charliekiss @Tara_Hewitt 3/ As you know, NHS records show current gender; they added a "Sex at Birth" field, which is labelled as "this will normally determine medical treatment". Yes, Really. They got that in without testing, consultation, or notice. I'd love to know what @UKTELI has done about it.
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THREAD: Re #MartinaNavratilova arguing that it's unfair for trans-women to compete in women’s sport, this is just one of a number of stories that seep into the debate - or lack of - on the redefinition of the Gender Recognition Act. The new GRA, will allow people

@Martina
to 'identify' as a sex, which means, for example, anyone would be able to access women’s & girls’ private, formerly single-sex, spaces—toilets, changing rooms, rape-crisis centres etc. by simply saying they identify as a woman. To be explicitly clear, this isn't about
being anti-trans, or denigrating the trans community, which has, and still does, face some of the most toxic and unacceptable abuse. It's about one group being given a platform that affects the lives of another group, without any opportunity for debate. And it's a legitimate
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And so, as much threatened, Tuesday Tweet mayhem as a I finally get to address points around the #GRA and why I think the Government is pushing ahead and is going to change the process.

But first, it’s time to clear up a few misconceptions—mostly T*RF-created...

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misconceptions but also, weirdly, a misconception put out by the EHRC as well.

So gather up your chairs, bean-bags, footstools, and pouffes (It’s a Sin, I know) and sit awhile and listen, ‘cos this is going to be a long one.

So; misconception number one...

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That legally you are your sex on your birth certificate, unless you have a #GRC, no exceptions.

As anybody who studies this area of law knows, that’s just wrong. And not even a little bit wrong. Very wrong. And the reason why it’s wrong stems mainly from...

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For me, the real issue in the #trans #GRA reform is #maleviolence against #female & trans. I note #transmen seem to be absent from discussion. They obvs don't present as #women so don't use women's spaces. But they can't draw attention to themselves as trans because... (1/2)
(2/2) in a male space they would run the risk of attack by men who would see their bodies as still female. I can't find stats on transmen being violent, or female violence on transmen. I guess there will be some, but very small no's. The problem is male violence. #patriarchy...
So we need to be looking at #male #violence and how/why our society raises #boys to think violence is a way of dealing with the world. NB I know this is a generalisation and not all males are violent & not all females are peaceful!
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It seems lots of organisations have got all muddled about equality law. They need reminding that 'sex' is a protected characteristic. We have already helped lots of councils and others to get their guidance right. Let's make sure everyone is compliant. womansplaceuk.org/sex-is-a-prote…
Here's a statement on the successes you have had so far and why it matters womansplaceuk.org/grassroots-wom… #sexnotgender #sexmatters
And here is our statement on the government's recent commitment to upholding single sex exemptions under Equality law womansplaceuk.org/government-com…
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