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Today at 2.30 we will be giving evidence to Women & Equalities Committee alongside @fairplayforwomen @filia_pix #womenatwesc Thank you for all your messages and long-standing support. Nothing about us without us.
Our portfolio of written consultation submissions relating to the rights of women including this #WESC consultation can be viewed here

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Ensuring that the census recorded accurate sex data was one of our earliest campaigns back in 2017 see this post for details… #Census2021 #SexInTheCensus #WomenCountSoCountWomen
We recently sought a legal opinion on the advice given to @Scotgov by @EHRC on the collection of sex data. We believe that their advice misrepresents the law and call on them to withdraw it… #SexInTheCensus #WomenCountSoCountWomen #SexMatters #SexNotGender
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THREAD: SEX AND THE CENSUS: 15 different organisations have come together to launch a joint campaign on #Census2021 The census has always asked “What is your sex”? We believe people should answer the census accurately & honestly. See campaign website /1
We think that this is the best way to collect information needed to understand the population and to plan and fund public services. Counting the number of male & female citizens is vital for the census, & because the census sets standard for other data-collection across society.
The @ONS disagrees. It is planning to tell people they don’t need to answer the census “sex” question with their biological sex. Instead it will direct them to self-identify as male or female, relying on any “legal document” they choose. /3 #SexInTheCensus
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THREAD We are delighted to hear that hard copies of The Political Erasure of Sex are reaching intended recipients. It is vital politicians/policy makers base decisions on material reality & evidence. Thank you @janeclarejones @lnmackenzie1 and @SelinaTodd
We are proud to have supported research for this project. We are grateful to all our supporters whose donations have enabled us to print and post this copy and get it into the hands of our political representatives. Thank you to @uniofox for its support…
But you don’t have to be a politician or a policy maker to read this report. Literally anyone can download it here. It’s not quite the same as a beautiful hard copy, we know, but the information is the same and it is compelling. #SexMatters
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The @ONS have decided that it's no longer possible to ask people simply what their sex is, even though this has been asked in every census since forever. Women have used the resulting data to prove that we face ongoing and widespread discrimination, at large and small scales 1/10
The people making decisions about the census, however, have been persuaded that some (unknown number of) people won't respond to the census at all if they have to answer this very basic factual question. 2/10
They have therefore changed the guidance so that an unknown number of people are advised to answer it according to their 'official documents' - which may contradict each other. Since it's easily possible to change the sex marker on a passport or driving licence 3/10
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