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Enforcing men’s sexual rights in international human rights law

Sheila Jeffreys We Need to Talk Event June 2018 London Download PDF Why International? I am going to talk today about why it is important to think internationally when dealing with the threat posed by men’s crossdressing activism (commonly called the transgender rights movement) to women’s human rights. In the UK the feminist resistance has been growing exponentially ...

Female Autonomy vs Gender Identity A critical analysis of gender identity in CEDAW jurisprudence and the Yogyakarta Principles

By Tina Elaine Minkowitz Abstract This paper undertakes to address an emerging conflict between women’s human rights and gender identity rights, using tools provided by the human rights framework and by the Con-vention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and its associated jurisprudence. CEDAW jurisprudence is divided, with support for gender iden-tity ...

Lesbians are being excluded from the Vancouver Dyke March in the name of ‘inclusivity’

Lesbians are being harassed and bullied out of their own spaces and events by trans activists and their allies by Danielle Cormier We arrived at the 2018 Vancouver Dyke March in superhero costumes and t-shirts with the word “Lesbian” written overtop a drawing of a uterus shaped like a superhero crest.Having chosen “lesbian heroes” as our theme ...

Sex, Gender and Equal Rights SAGES

The Sex and Gender Ethics Society (SAGES) SAGES exist to promote evidence-based approaches to sex and gender in the U.K. We advocate for research based approaches to education, training and service development. Our primary aim is to ensure the protection of the equal rights of all individuals, regardless of sex or gender.Following the publication of the ...

Equality guidance to schools

Equality guidance to schools – sexism and homophobia A statement by the Lesbian Rights Alliance 1. Introduction In our view schools should not be supporting the concept of gender identity or encouraging or supporting children to feel or believe they have a gender identity which is different from their biological sex. The concept of gender identity encourages children ...

Reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004

The Gender Recognition Act 2004 The GRA legislation provides a mechanism to allow trans people to obtain recognition for all legal purposes to their preferred gender role (man/woman). There are 4 elements that require compliance to succeed in an application: 1. Been living permanently in their preferred gender role for at least 2 years, and, 2. Have been under medical supervision and assessed as having gender ...

The Cuckoo in the Nest

by Astroterf “It doesn’t make any difference what genitals someone has!” A very sneery teenager barked this statement at me during a discussion on gender identity and the recent London Pride parade. We were referencing a group of women who had moved to the front of the parade and carried banners protesting lesbian erasure from the ...

Lesbian fury at Stonewall over ‘trans agenda’

The Lesbian Rights Alliance has asked Stonewall to take the L out of LGBTQ Lesbians have accused Stonewall, the gay rights organisation, of erasing biological women by saying that “male-bodied persons with penises” can be lesbians. The Lesbian Rights Alliance (LRA) has sent an open letter to Stonewall demanding that it take the L out of LGBTQ ...

Why were lesbians protesting at Pride?

  Why were lesbians protesting at Pride? Because the LGBT coalition leaves women behind Misogyny doesn’t vanish at the flicker of a rainbow. The LGBT campaign group Stonewall had harsh words for the annual Pride march through London, which took place on 7 July. The parade, said Stonewall, was too white; it would not be attending this year. ...

Open Letter to Stonewall

Dear Ruth Hunt, Remove the L from LGBT We demand that Stonewall removes lesbians from the list of groups you claim to represent as a national LGBT organisation. Since its foundation, Stonewall has rarely represented our interests. Now, in your single-minded campaign to promote the trans political and ideological agenda, you not only fail to represent us, but ...

Lesbian Rights Alliance

Defending Lesbian Rights The Lesbian (Rights) Alliance consists of many individual lesbians, lesbian groups and lesbian networks across England and Wales. Lesbian Equality and Human Rights are under attack from the Transgender Political Lobby. Since lesbian rights are not being defended by LGBT organisations, we have set up this alliance to defend our rights to: have same ...

Lesbians Accused Of Hate Crimes For Objecting To Transgenderism At London Pride Festival

If lesbians marching in an LGBT Pride parade can be viewed as a dangerous threat requiring denunciation from authorities, what chance is there to have an honest conversation? London Mayor Sadiq Khan condemned an “anti-transgender group” for “hijacking” the July 7 London Pride parade. The mayor’s spokesperson told Pink News UK, “Pride is about celebrating difference ...

Lesbian Pride, Lesbian Protest

by Jo Bartosch Yesterday I counted the women on the 2018 Pride in London website, the actual women — not the diva drag queens. In a tableau of thirteen images, there was one with some women volunteers, that’s a worse male to female ratio than the House of Lords. Pride is no more than corporate willy-waving; a chance ...

This gender battle is harder to solve than Brexit

Janice Turner Long-promised consultation on trans rights will show how fierce the arguments are and how vulnerable both sides feel If Brexit is the most divisive issue in British politics, requiring a talent for squaring ideological circles and cajoling compromises from bitter enemies, reform of the 2004 Gender Recognition Act (GRA) runs it a close second. The ...