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I've sat through all but one of the Scottish Parliamentary hearings related to Gender Recognition Reform Bill. Last week I was asked to leave because of my scarf choice, this week a friend was asked to leave after pointing out the Cabinet Secretary was not paying attention 1/
during the final Stage 2 hearing of over 150 proposed amendments to the Bill (otherwise know as papering over the cracks).
I've just noticed that 1 of @thesnp MSPs on the committee dealing with the Bill @SP_EHRCJ is very critical of the member of the public that spoke her mind 2/
Adams MSP conflated a single woman standing up in public, expressing her disgust at the parlous legislative process and the Cabinet Secretary caught doodling, with attacking & harassment & not representing feminism. 3/…
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8.25am today Nicola Sturgeon told Radio 4 that as long as a man "lives as a woman" for 3 months he can acquire a certificate that says he's now a woman. Trouble is no-one knows what "living as a woman means" which means proving attempts are for nefarious reasons is impossible 1/
Our "feminist to her fingertips" FM also seems to believe that males are the risk to females but when a male acquires a magical certificate the risk goes away. Sticking the word "trans" in front of someone's sex seems to perform a biological miracle & no-one must question it. 2/
This is why women gathered in their hundreds outside Holyrood yesterday @scotgovfm. You are putting women at risk, lying to them about the consequences of your Gender Recognition Reform Bill. You, Madam, are a Non-Feminist
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Minister, Shona Robison will be up next talking about GRR
Robison says process is lengthy and intrusive. Only 6000 people out of 500,000 trans people have a GRC (is she suggesting this is likely number?!)

Mentions "international best practice" which we still haven't bottomed out.
Expects number will rise from 30 to 250/300 per anum.

Says it doesn't change definition of man or woman and how trans people can be excluded from SSS but then says trans people become their "legal gender"

Long list of what Bill doesn't do - we might ask what is the point?
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