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Feb 17 18 tweets 6 min read
Update from Helen!

Next Tuesday I’m attending the launch party for
‘Time to Think’, @hannahsbee’s excellent new book about the medical scandal that has unfolded at the Tavistock’s Gender Identity Development Service, GIDS, over the past decade.

1/18 It is sure to be a joyous event: the book has been widely reviewed, sales are excellent and as I write it holds the top spot in the “gender studies” category on Amazon UK.

Jan 6 13 tweets 3 min read
Why Scotland's Gender Recognition Reform Bill should be referred to the supreme court… The GRA was enacted after ECHR case of Christine Goodwin v UK found UK to have breached Arts 8 & 12 (right to respect for private life and the right to marry) in relation to post-operative transsexuals.

A court in NI recently found the UK system still human rights compliant
Dec 19, 2022 118 tweets 21 min read
Beginning shortly @victor_madrigal and @UNSRVAW will be addressing the @SP_EHRCJ about the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill.

@SexMattersOrg will be live tweeting… Victor starts: my mandate is to investigate the root cause of violence and discrimination based on SOGI and international intrruments
Dec 19, 2022 9 tweets 5 min read
Sex Matters has responded to the CPS Consultation on deception as to sex (or "gender" as the confusingly call it)… The CPS is guidance is shocking. It suggests it might be OK to obtain consent fraudulently depending on

• How the suspect perceives his/her gender
• What steps he/she has taken to live as his/her chosen identity
• What steps he/she has taken to acquire a new gender status.
Dec 17, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Naomi Cunninham @DailyMailUK "What's being done in primary schools and through picture books for small children in particular is the most sinister and insidious aspect of this whole gender ideology craziness"… 'It is grooming, because, along with a host of other books of a similar genre, it's planting the idea that if you do not like who you are you can change into some‑ thing else.'
Dec 2, 2022 13 tweets 4 min read
Update from Maya and Helen!
In recent days we have been meeting with parents and other campaigners, to help shape our work on schools. We have been hearing about what is happening on issues of sex and gender in schools, what happens when parents complain…
1/13 Update from Maya and Helen. (Picture of Maya Forstater and H …how we can get the message through to government departments and the education inspectorate, and the roles that different groups of parents can play.
Nov 11, 2022 15 tweets 6 min read
This week’s update is long and legal!

#SexMatters in life & law and it shouldn’t take courage to say so.
But right now, a whole lot of courage, resilience & resources are going into unpicking the mess created by the law that allowed some men to become women for “all purposes”
🧵 Arguments are coming to a head in Scotland, where Nicola Sturgeon is pressing ahead with the Gender Recognition Reform Bill on an accelerated timetable, despite dissent and questions about how it will impact on the rights of Scottish girls and women.
Sep 30, 2022 9 tweets 3 min read
Update from Helen Joyce!

This week, we at Sex Matters have been thinking about the plight of parents blindsided when their children declare a trans identity seemingly out of nowhere.
This has been happening for years, but from what we hear, numbers seem to have exploded.
🧵1/9 That chimes with data from the GIDS clinic at the Tavistock, which saw an unsurprising downturn during pandemic lockdowns, followed by an extraordinary rebound in the past year.
2/9 Geaphic from; Child and adolescent referrals for ge
Sep 20, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
“We’re seeing a linguistic sleight of hand in which what used to be called ‘protection’ is recast as ‘segregation’”, writes Sex Matters Advisory Group member Joan Smith @polblonde… “No amount of support for girls’ and women’s sport can eliminate the fact that men are more muscular than women, while women are just over half as strong as men in their upper bodies and have about two-thirds as much strength in their lower bodies.”
Aug 24, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
Sex Matters has written to @FRSAMatthew and @Voa1234 @NHSConfed @NHSC_LGBTQ about its discriminatory approach promoting "trans allyship" in the NHS.… Organisations in the NHS have a duty of care to all. They should follow the Equality Act and the Nolan Principles.

They should not promoting "allyship" to any particular belief system or political movement.
Jul 27, 2022 8 tweets 4 min read
We have to talk about Stonewall.… From our live notes of the evidence of the Allison Bailey v Stonewall Equality Limited and Garden Court Chambers Case – cross-examination of Kirrin Medcalf, 10th May 2022…
Jul 13, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Nadhim Zahawi responds to our research.

Single sex services must be a priority. Our qualitative survey is confirmed by representative surveys.

@YouGov finds overwhelming support for separate sex toilets - 87% want them, either on their own or with a unisex option in addition.…
Jun 16, 2022 9 tweets 3 min read
Last year we asked @Moreincommon_ @LukeTryl @BurnsConleth to look at the gender wars and find out what ordinary people think They did that and are publishing their report today

Here is our response:…
Jun 14, 2022 86 tweets 14 min read…
Sharon Cowan, Naomi Cunningham and Karon Monaghan giving evidence to the Scottish Parliament.

Kicking off now

Sex Matters live tweeting @sharoncowan22 starts - professor of law working on LGBTQ rights

Most recently worked on project asking trans people views and understanding of equality law
Apr 4, 2022 9 tweets 3 min read
The new @EHRC guidance on separate and single-sex services is out! We think it is a positive and welcome step in the right direction. Thank you @EHRCChair and @Marcial_Boo

1) It clarifies that “sex” (as understood in the Equality Act 2010) is binary, and that a person’s legal sex is their biological sex as recorded on their birth certificate.
Apr 1, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
It’s official, @HJoyceGender is our new Director of Advocacy! Helen Joyce joins Sex Matte... “We have grown our team” says Maya, “we have recruited.. Helen!” Helen Joyce joins Sex Matte...
Nov 15, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Has being part of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme - which is supposed to be about ‘inclusive workplace culture’ only - influenced the BBC’s output & style guide?
It would appear so:… “One of the big unanswered questions so far in this podcast is has Stonewall had an influence over the BBC’s editorial?”

#NolanInvestigatesStonewall explores this in Episode ten:…
Oct 15, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
Erasing the word ‘mother’ from policies that affect only women & girls is not ‘gender-neutral’ but erases the significance of sex in the very area where sex is all important. Inclusive language doesn’t exclude the words women have used to describe themselves for centuries. Without public debate, the Scottish Government has removed the word ‘mother’ from its maternity policies at the direction of Stonewall, the organisation that the Scottish Goverment is paying to lobby it to make such changes.
Oct 13, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
“Is it right that in a democracy a lobby group can have so much influence within government, on government policy and if Stonewall can have it who else can have it?”
Nolan Investigates @stonewalluk:… Is your company a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions scheme?
Sex Matters has found that Stonewall advice is often not in line with the Statutory Codes of Practice on implementing the Equality Act:…
Sep 13, 2021 11 tweets 4 min read
Any organisation considering whether they should stay in the @stonewalluk schemes should consider that they are not in line with the @EHRC employers code of practice.

Why take the risk of signing up to a scheme that is different from the law?… Stonewall tells employers to "acknowledge the limitations of the Equality Act (2010)"
Jul 13, 2021 99 tweets 20 min read
Day 2 #Xpassports case in the Supreme Court.

Christie Elan Cane says per case concerns "the community of non-gendered, non-binary and intersex persons and others whose gender identity is neither, or neither exclusively, male or female.”

Starting in a minute.... You can watch live here…

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