Erasing women.

The Bill on Maternity Leave for Minsters is all about "pregnant people"… Image
This is what the Equality Act says about pregnancy, and pregnancy discrimination.

It is something that happens to women.

Women is not a dirty word. #sexmatters Image

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7 Feb
This is chilling.

Yesterday Canadian Lawyer Magazine published an option piece by lawyer Shadin Farsai about practice directions requiring the announcement of pronouns…
This is what Canadian Lawyer @CanLawMag say about themselves .

They publish wide and differing views.

As you would expect. In a magazine

For lawyers. By lawyers Image
Cue outrage

"You are questioning our right to exist" Image
Read 13 tweets
7 Feb
Christine Burns 2021: Silly older women: they can't comprehend the difference between transexuals and transvestites. Image
Christine Burns 2014 (writing about 2004): deliberate vagueness was a clever strategy we came up with at Press for Change Image
Christine Burns 2021: putting everything together into one umbrella term is bad, and something Stonewall came up with themselves Image
Read 7 tweets
5 Feb
Open Democracy "free thinking for the world" has really lost its way @AnthonyBarnett @maryftz

Shock horror! UK government minister meets with some lesbians who think being a lesbian doesn't involve having sex with men

“It’s completely inappropriate for the Equalities Minister to meet with the LGB Alliance" says SNP MP John Nicolson

Amnesty International don't like it either

Open Democracy please publish the approved list of groups that are allowed a voice.

Also change your name
Then there was the "dark money" expose - which involved adding up regional expenditures published in US charities annual reports.

Sure analyse the data, but calling this "dark money" is shoddy shoddy

Read 13 tweets
4 Feb
These emails between Tim Hopkins of The Equality Network and Scottish Government are eye opening…
Apparently trying to differentiate between people gender dysphoria who transition and autogynephillic men is "anti-trans"
Remember this is what the doctors whose work lead to the Gender Recognition Act set out to do

Using the diagnostic aid of expecting women to be able to tell the difference between "true trans women" and autogynephillic men

Read 7 tweets
4 Feb
Excellent briefing from MBM on the strange tale of how "cross dressers" got included as a protected characteristic in the Scottish hate crime bill

Some thoughts and pictures...…
What is a "person" who cross dresses?

If i wear my husband's shirt some days am I a person who cross dresses?

What if he wears my blouse?

What the Scottish Government actually mean is men who wear women's clothes
As Susan Smith of @ForwomenScot asks - why is one set of people is being protected for sartorial choice and others not....people attacked for being Goths, having facial tattoos, piercings, the wrong football strip or school uniform. Why is one dress sense protected?
Read 21 tweets
3 Feb
You remember when the National Lottery investigated questions about Mermaids ?

Mermaids denied they lobby for putting children with gender dysphoria on puberty blockers

Today they suggest that self reported feeling happier and having better relationships with peers justifies stopping children's puberty and putting them on to a pathway to sterilisation
The their reporting as a self help group for parents of children with gender dysphoria is utterly one sided towards promoting blockers
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