There was an excellent meeting in the House of Lords in 2019 about child transition - You can read the talks by Richard Byng, Marcus Evans, Michael Laidlaw & Stephanie Davies Arai

The meeting was well attended by concerned doctors, researchers, activists.

Apart from Lord Moonie who hosted, only politicians were Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson & David Davies MP

I sat next to James Caspian whose research on detransition was shut down…
The Keira Bell case and GIDS CQC inspection has confirmed these concerns…
Now we learn from MPs and peers were threatened by party whips not to attend the meeting

By @jo_bartosch in @LesbianGayNews

cc @thecassreview…

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21 Feb
15 organisations launch the #sexandthecensus campaign today to send a message to the ONS that its job is to collect data accurately from everyone - sex matters.

#sexinthecensus #census2021
Its not a boycott... it is a coordinated effort to get as many people as possible to send a message to the ONS on census night

- request a paper copy of the census
- attach the letter
- request a response
Here is the press release…

And detailed Q&A
Read 5 tweets
19 Feb
. @legalfeminist did a good write up of @BluskyeAllison case against Garden Court and Stonewall and what came out in the prehearing.…
Stonewall staff and trans advisory group sent emails characterised by the judge as a “threat” of reputational damage to Garden Court, including that for Garden Court to continue to support Allison “puts us in a difficult position with yourselves”
We trust you will “would do what is right and stand in solidarity with trans people” and take disciplinary action against Allison or, as summarised by her barrister, face the reputational consequences.
Read 5 tweets
18 Feb
Interesting on censuses, biological data, social norms and shame ....

One of the questions in the 1971 census is the number of children a woman has had

But it only asked about children born in marriage
Presumably at the time it was felt to be too sensitive to ask about children born outside of marriage - who might have been adopted, brought up within the wider family etc... certainly not something to talk about on the doorstep.
Transsexuality used to be a bit like this - something shameful, not to be talked about, with the idea that a person would want to live 'in stealth'.

But social norms - on children borne outside of wedlock, and gender non-conformity change
Read 4 tweets
18 Feb
Old Census forms....

One of the ideas that is getting bandied around is that "sex" has always been self identified on the census.

This is codswallop...

And as the ONS say it is important to maintain comparability over time…
One of the things in census design is also making sure that relationships between the questions are consistent

- with the modern census they use computer power to weed out errors like people who listed as under 16 and in full time work , or women giving birth over 65 etc...
The census asks about relationships between people in the household

In 1971 they put this as the "Head" of the household (i.e. the husband/father if their was one) and the wife.
Read 12 tweets
16 Feb
If you liked the #ONSValentines you can catch up wth them here!

@Census2021 #Census2021 @ONS

Don't stop there.

Make sure ONS hear that women count

#sexmatters… Image
Contact your MP

Ask them to read Sex and the Census: its in their postbag

by @janeclarejones and @lnmackenzie1 Image
...@Womans_Place_UK @ALLIANCELGB @Transgendertrd @SexMattersOrg and a host of other grassroots orgs are going to give guidance on sending a message to the ONS on census night Image
Read 5 tweets
16 Feb
Barraker on Mumsnet gets to the heart of what this compelled speech is all about

Couching words in euphemisms and lies is rendering it impossible to cut to the truth.…
Men are representing women
Men are taking womens places
Men are dictating language women can use
Men are breaching womens boundaries.
Men are rewriting rules for what women may & may not do

And yet we are forbidden from pointing to a single man doing this & stating "He is a man"
And in response to one declaring "we all need to listen to each other to understand how we can make progress together"
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