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Welcome to our third event in the 'Replatforming Deplatformed Women' lecture series! This week we're in conversation with the wonderful @MForstater. Our Co-President Phoebe will be livetweeting the event - join in the conversation with #CamRadFems
Imogen: this talk is particularly pertinent today in light of the Polish debate on withdrawing from the Istanbul convention. We stand in solidarity with Polish women. #CamRadFems
Maya: Sex matters and it shouldn't take courage to say so. I didn't realise how controversial this would be to say, and I'm the tip of the iceberg with women who are being targeted for saying that Sex Matters. #CamRadFems
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Thread: 1/ Dear @thesundaytimes @RFord4. There is an error in this article published today.

"The 60-year-old, known only as KK for legal reasons, had sought reassignment surgery after she *transitioned from male to female* while in jail"…
@thesundaytimes @RFord4 2/ The prisoner in question "identifies as a woman". It is inaccurate and misleading to say the prisoner has "transitioned from male to female". The words male and female have a very specific meaning related to someones sex. The two phrases are not interchangeable.
@thesundaytimes @RFord4 3/ Sex is commonly regarded as a biological term. There is also a legal meaning. It is possible to legally transition from one legal sex category to the other. Self identifying as a woman does not change someones legal sex status.
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I am a trans woman.
I was born with a vagina.
Yes we exist.
We are an even more vulnerable minority within a minority. We face all the same things as other trans women except many of us also menstruate and are vulnerable to pregnancy /1

We are at even greater risk of sexual and domestic violence than other trans women, but also we are trafficked, sold into marriage as children, and have our genitals mutilated in huge numbers globally /2

#translivesmatter #TransRightsAreHumanRights
We are subject to medical gatekeeping which prevents us from receiving gender affirming surgery, medical science has left us in the dust and surgeons refuse to give us neovaginas simply because we have vaginas.

#trans #translivesmatter
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