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If last night's @HolyroodDaily Political Awards are anything to go by, standing up for women's sex-based rights, and being unafraid to say that #SexMatters is a vote-winner. Thread on some of the highlights.,joha…
@JohannLamont, worthy winner of MSP Of the Year. "Johann has been a consistent advocate for the rights of women and girls throughout her parliamentary career". Listen to her proposing #SixWords here, and skip to 24 mins in for her blistering summing-up.
@joannaccherry took Best Scot at Westminster. She's applied her forensic intellect to defending women's rights and pointing out why #SexMatters in public and private life. Hear her eloquent IWD speech - who else could sum the issues up in 3 minutes?
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We were disappointed to learn today that our motion to the Lib Dem Autumn Conference has been rejected.…
Our motion addressed the issue of aggressive censorship of female academics, and the university sector's failure to uphold women's freedom of speech, and their rights to equality.
It cited @MForstater v CGD and the @akuareindorf Report, and asked conference to condemn the climate of violence, intimidation and abuse of gender critical academics.
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Thread of speeches by Cross Bench & Non-affiliated Peers in today's #MOMABill
First up Lord Pannick explains how the word Woman fully include everyone giving birth, regardless of gender identity.
He demolishes the government claim that gender neutral
terms in a Maternity Bill are necessary.
He explains The Lord Chief Justice in the Court of Appeal has ruled on this in the case of a claimant registered at birth as female.
"The person who gave birth to a child is female...
I do not think there are any legal difficulties in
referring to mothers or women in this Bill as female.
The Mother of Parliaments in doing that would be showing no disrespect to transmen"
One wonders how they'll trump yr arguments!
Surely #MOMABill will be amended on Thurs with
#SixWords "leave out “person” and insert “woman”
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What a wk!
Here's a thread to warm hearts -
Clips of our signatories @JohannLamont @JennyMarra @ProfAliceS @Docstockk @GoonerProf & Lord Young of Norwood Green in action @UKHouseofLords @Commonswomequ & @ScotParl,
& @LabWomenDec webinar
Here's the mighty @scottishlabour MSP @JohannLamont opening the debate on Thursday for her amendment -
"For the word ‘gender’ substitute ‘sex’ "
to the Forensic Medical Services Bill (Scotland)

Here's @JohannLamont's unforgettable closing speech in that debate.
The amendment was passed by a landslide majority.
Just 9 against (Libdems and Greens).

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Thread: How six words can make a difference.
Later today MSPs will vote on the final wording of the Forensic Medical Services Bill - a good and important bill designed to make the aftermath of rape/sexual assault easier for victims
The current wording says women can choose the gender of their examiner, but as gender is NOT a protected characteristic under law, leading feminist and MSP @JohannLamont has tabled a #sixwords amendment changing sex to gender
So far, so straightforward...until Rape Crisis Scotland - set up to support women at their most vulnerable - sent a briefing to MSPs asking them to keep gender. Why?
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