Really good discussion. Whatever the outcome, as @Transgendertrd says, a brave woman has started a conversation. What a pity we had to go to a court to have it!

Also feeling that whatever the result, this will be going to the Supreme Court.
Feeling of those at court was that Keira's barrister was fully in command of his brief and was allowed to speak without interruption. The same could not be said of the Tavistock counsel.
Mermaids and Stonewall were refused permission to intervene because the material they presented to the court was either irrelevant or repeating the Tavistock case. @Transgendertrd however was able to provide evidence of value and were therefore accepted as intervenors.
Also @brunskellevans speaking about her new book and commenting on the huge consequences that have followed from such an apparently simple thing - the introduction of 'gender identity'.
'gender identity' not only erases sex - it erases AGE comments @Transgendertrd and I agree totally. This has been the line pushed by Mermaids. A 4 year old and 15 year old treated exactly the same!
We MUST get our heads round Queer Theory says @brunskellevans, who has been speaking to Glinner about this. Yes, hetero norms have been very restrictive for all of us. It started out as a good thing to challenge this.
But it has now taken up a political position - anything outside the norm MUST be good. This will include adults having sex with child. Queer Theory says this is a wrong done to the child to police their sexuality!
This will end up as about the child's right to have sex.
This is all being well funded and raises issue of transhumanism. @brunskellevans deals with this in her book. Parents are not objecting as they have been told its 'progressive'.
We need an army to stand firm, to gain knowledge about this. Look at what we have achieved in 3 years.
Chilling point - Nazi ideology didn't start off with people being shot or taken to camps. It started small; people wouldn't get promotion if they weren't on board.
Intelligent people have been swept up in what they are told is 'progressive'. We now need brave people to speak up against the message that a child has been born into the wrong body.
As @Transgendertrd says - words are exclusive. They provide a definition. 'Women' cannot include 'men'. The tragedy is that children are being taught some words are offensive.
And don't forget Mrs A. She has to remain anonymous to protect her daughter but was a really important part of the case against the Tavistock.

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11 Oct
I'm avoiding work. So I thought I would have a go at the Law Commission Consultation.

This was not a good idea in terms of my blood pressure, which is already too high.

consult.justice.gov.uk/law-commission…
Question 7: We invite consultees’ views on whether “asexuality” should be included within the definition of sexual orientation.

My view: How are you going to define 'asexuality'? Is this something that must be persistent over time? Or does going through a 'dry spell' count?
Question 8: We provisionally propose that the current definition of “transgender” in hate crime laws be revised to include:
People who are or are presumed to be transgender
People who are or are presumed to be non-binary
People who cross dress (or are presumed to cross dress);
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11 Oct
How about a radical suggestion. We enforce the laws we have. Which make it clear that it is a crime to attack ANYONE.

We then improve the laws relating to online abuse so that they are clear and enforceable.

We STOP putting people into more and more smaller boxes.
Because all this flim flam about 'protected characteristics' is a distraction from the reality that the laws we have, we don't use, and the ones we use are bogus.

Rape is now effectively decriminalised. Police deny a spray painted Swastika is hate directed at Jewish people.
People like me are then recorded in secret by the police for our 'hate'. Boxes can be ticked that 'something is being done' and the people of Wiltshire sleep easier knowing that a hate monger like myself has been well and truly written up.
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10 Oct
Out of idle curiosity I thought I would see what some high profile accounts that exist to promote women’s rights had to say about the Keira Bell case or recent announcement re women’s rugby.

Nothing. They said nothing. ImageImageImageImage
Women’s Aid is particularly interesting. They issued a statement about GRC reform in 2018 and then seem to be very quiet.

womensaid.org.uk/womens-aid-res…
But it’s clear they don’t believe in a distinction between sex and gender. ImageImage
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7 Oct
TODAY #KeiraBell

Sadly for me I won’t be there - but others will. Follow @Belstaffie and @Aja02537920 who will be there - and hopefully live tweeting.

Now we get to see whether the rule of law means anything any more.
The initial signs are good. The NHS have revised their guidance and admitted - despite Jolyon’s frantic tweeting - that we cannot claim puberty blockers are ‘reversible’ or a ‘pause button’.

Here’s one Fox you can’t just beat to death for getting in your way.
Mermaids and Stonewall were both refused permission to intervene - while @Transgendertrd will be giving the court the benefit of their clear and unbiased advice.
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6 Oct
TOMORROW. I hope to get remote access to court hearing - @Belstaffie will be there and covering.

This is a very important case.

NHS gender clinic 'should have challenged me more' over transition bbc.com/news/health-51…
Keira now talking on Radio 4. Went to GP and referred to Tavistock when she was 16. Worked by ‘affirmation model’. Her claims of being male were immediately affirmed. No investigation.
Saw them in January and by October was on puberty blockers. Bone density decreased. It was a bad time.
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6 Oct
What has been the post on my website that has got the most angry comments? That I have found referred to all over the world?
Because I say this
For two years now, angry comments have continued to be made
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