Organisations adopt the idea that men can be women out of kindness or pragmatism. But the illogic breaks them. They end up contorting themselves around the contradictions and the double-speak, until their core principle snaps, and with it their integrity. Scientists pretend they don’t understand evolution, left wing organisations say don’t listen to the masses, conservatives say don’t worry about liberty and and the rule of law. Venerable feminist organisations tell women to pipe down and stop being so difficult.
I joined Fawcett Society for their AGM yesterday. Make Woman Visible said the title.
Make woman faceless, eyeless and mouthless…
The Fawcett Society is advertising for a new CEO .
When they first advertised for this job in October 2020 I applied, in order to make clear to the Fawcett Society Trustees the choice they had. Would they go ALL-IN with gender ideology, would they be BRAVE and hire someone willing to stand up for women’s rights or would they try to be CAUTIOUS and hire another fence sitter?
I won’t be applying again as as I am focused on developing Sex Matters , a new organisation with the courage to stand up for the women who are standing up…
When Allison Bailey launched the crowdfunder for her case against Stonewall in June 2020, the legal crowdfunding platform CrowdJustice took it down, after receiving complaints. They said:
“We considered that some of the language used on the case page, taken either individually and/or considered in the full context of the page, was unnecessarily inflammatory and offensive.”
These are the sections they flagged as unacceptable. They graded them as low/medium/high severity:
LGB people are free to organise and campaign around sexual orientation and not trans rights without apology or permission from Stonewall or anyone else; criticism and investigation of notions of…
Sex Matters live tweeted proceedings from the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Central London (virtual hearing) on 27 and 28 April 2021. These are the lightly edited live tweets (originals can be accessed here)
Case was heard by Mr Justice Choudhury, President of the Employment Appeals Tribunal, and two lay members
Ben Cooper QC, and Anya Palmer, Old Square Chambers
Tomorrow the appeal on the employment tribunal judgment in which my views were judged to be “unworthy of respect in a democratic society” begins.
It will go on for two days (the judgement may take months). Following that, if I win (and there are no further appeals) we would go back to the employment tribunal to hear the rest of the case; what was the nature of my employment status, and was I unlawfully discriminated against in practice?
My barristers set out the question for this appeal in their skeleton argument:
Is a belief that biological sex is real, important…
Observer journalist Rowan Moore and offspring Felix Moore have a cover story in the Observer Review today on their personal “father and son story” and on “trans rights issues today”
There is a pattern here, don’t just look at the grovelling apologies that are demanded of people. Look at what we are not allowed to to talk about.
October 2018: a university professor tweets about concerns about child welfare:
Some students complained. 86 of them signed a letter
Making women disappear from the law, one one word at a time
Last week the government introduced a Bill to enable female ministers and shadow ministers to take maternity leave without having to resign their posts. The legislation is being rushed through because Attorney General Suella Braverman is due to give birth soon.
As many have commented, these provisions are long overdue.
Joeli Brearley, chief executive and founder of campaign group Pregnant then Screwed said it is “total insanity” it has taken 103 years for the government to recognise women cabinet members may have babies. …
Václav Havel, dissident, and later President of Czechoslovakia wrote The Power of the Powerless in 1978. It is an essay about how totalitarian regimes turn ordinary citizens into dissidents. And about how individuals ‘living within the truth’ can break the spell of a totalising lie.
The manager of a fruit-and-vegetable shop places in his window, among the onions and carrots, the slogan: “Workers of the world, unite! Why does he do it? What is he trying to communicate to the world? Is he genuinely enthusiastic about the idea of unity among the workers of the world? Is his enthusiasm…
A year ago — on December 18 2019 — I learnt that I had lost at my employment tribunal.
I can’t remember much about that day. I know I had conversations with my legal team about the next steps in appealing, and I know I read the awful judgment over and over: “unworthy of respect in a democratic society”. I know I posted an update. I know I cried.
The next day my world tipped again when JK Rowling tweeted #IStandWithMaya.
My case became an international story. Suddenly I was not just being called names on twitter in the UK…
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