And so, finally, I get to turn my attention to the shambles that is the #FairPlay4Women guidance.
I'll be breaking up the posting times of this, so the whole thing will likely take a couple of hours to come through.
Stay awhile, and listen
I’ve mentioned before; if you want to be effective at this kind of thing, Rule 1 is: Don’t believe your own propaganda.
See, if you had bothered to actually believe the intro to...
This is the description of the consultation, the starting point:
Trans people exist.
They have the legal right to change their gender.
A person of ANY AGE may identify with another gender (poor choice of words by the consultation...
Trans and non-binary people (notice the inclusion of non-binary people here, and the acknowledgement of their existence) are members of our society…
Trans people already have...
There is no suggestion of this right being removed.
This consultation only asks how the government can make the existing GRA a BETTER service for trans and non-binary people
And your guide? Completely fails to address any of...
Your guide also fails to take into...
But now, onto details.
Question the first. Well, actually, Q3 (“Do you think there should be a requirement in the future for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria?”). Oh dear, oh dear. Where do we start with this? The use of language?
“Female sex category”? A thing in gender studies. Not a thing in law. And this is a process of law that we’re talking about here. Randomly smashing words and terms into the consultation process that have no actual bearing on the...
And the government recognises that it has already failed to do so in this regard, something that is already noted in the consultation documents to this consultation...
Then there’s the little matter of you trying to separate out “transsexuals” from “transgender”.
Yep, all that effort you put in, claiming that the GRC is only meant to be...
Then there’s this little...
So a little segue. The statement in question is, “The transgender community...
Well, the current Government is Tory. And as anybody who has ever tried to convince most Tories to do something, talking to a Tory ain’t like dusting crops—no, sorry—ain’t like talking to ordinary folks.
Talking to Tories is a...
In this particular case you’ve just very ably pointed out to every Tory that will see your response that hundreds of thousands of trans people will be wanting to access the GRC process and to do that need to have a...
Hmm. You’ve just presented the average Tory with two choices. a) An expensive system that, by the Government’s own figures, will be accessed by hundreds of thousands of people, or b) removing the need of a MEDICAL diagnosis for a purely LEGAL process,
Which one of those choices are a bunch of Tories going to go for? Spending State money and increasing the size of the State, or saving the State money and...
I don’t think it takes a genius to work that one out.
So onto Question 4. Which you fucked up right out the gate by insisting that the current process is there only to target trans women, and to protect the cis from their presence.
Still you get one internets for spotting that the 2017 Nicot decision made it unlawful for the State to demand that somebody undergo treatment that results in sterilisation...
See, as I pointed out here ( }, Nicot means that not only is it unlawful for the State to demand that somebody undergoes a treatment...
Which rather holes the rest of your argument. It lies within the State’s margin of appreciation to request that an individual allows the State to access...
Question 5. As the Government will be hearing during the consultation process, make the decision to transition is a serious and often (>96%) life-long commitment, and one that a trans individual will have made...
And it’s a seriously bad idea to bring up the thoroughly debunked and discredited idea of #ROGD. With both PlusOne and Brown pulling away from it, and the ample evidence available to the...
Question 6. You even managed to fuck up this one, and this question is fairly unfuckable. For a start, again, no such thing as a “legal sex class”, unless you’re talking about the State’s education curriculum SRE classes.
And as for the second part of your laughable claim. Dear Goddess, you lot don’t have fucking clue, do you. Courts and tribunals make decisions about the reasonableness of subjective claims all the time. It’s their fucking job. They’re pretty...
Question 7. “Trans...
Q11. You’re making an argument that already goes against the findings in Re: Kelvin  FamCAFC 258. You’ve already lost that argument. As...
Q12. Sport. Again, Talking to Tories. Tories are obsessed...
Of course, it’s still possible to answer ‘Yes’ to this question. I did. But then, I do know a bit about how to Talk to Tories. My answer was ‘Yes’...
So, Q12-Q18. These are, and how I hate to use the word given what we’re talking about here, but nothing else suffices, trap questions. They are there to encourage a very specific response that will allow the...
Q.20 You’ve fucked up this one as well (of course you...
And the Q.22 response. That’s just a shit-stain. Again, it
It doesn’t help that you descend into incoherence on this - “The Commons Select Committee’s transgender inquiry consulted with trans lobby organisations like...
You advance the claim that “unsurprisingly, the...
“Women have to be consulted!”. Women’s orgs were consulted about the setting up of this Consultation process, the GEO have confirmed this. Women and women’s orgs have been freely able to respond to this consultation. If any further evidence...