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15 post(s) in Gender Identity

Trans Goldsmiths lecturer Natacha Kennedy behind smear campaign against academics

by Lucy Bannerman A transgender lecturer orchestrated a smear campaign against academics across the UK in which universities were described as dangerous and accused of “hate crime” if they refused to accept activists’ views that biological males can be women, it can be revealed. Read More The Times Transgender lecturer ‘orchestrated blacklist campaign’ against university academics who disagreed ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Transgenderism and Lesbian Erasure

What are the implications and consequences of transgenderism for lesbians? The acronym ‘LGBT’ suggests a common interest between lesbians and those identifying as transgender, but is this really the case? Recent developments such as the dramatic rise in young women presenting at Gender Identity Clinics, the erasure of women-only spaces and the pressure on lesbians to ...

Most children and teens with gender dysphoria also have multiple other psychological issues

By Alex Fradera New research on gender identity disorder (also known as gender dysphoria, in which a person does not identify with their biological sex) questions how best to handle the condition when it arises in children and adolescents. Should biological treatments be used as early as possible to help a young client transition, or is caution ...

How transgender identity self declaration erases women’s rights

Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans Discussion of the Gender Recognition Act at the Grand Central Glasgow Hotel on Wednesday 10th January 7-10pm From the Let’s Talk About Gender Series by Venice Allan [vlt_video_link title="How transgender identity self declaration erases women's rights: Heather Brunskell Evans" url="https://youtu.be/AbstRHdU72U" css=".vc_custom_1534500851183{background-color: #ededed !important;}"]

Ma Vie En Rose: Ruth Hunt’s Rose-Tinted Trans*Goggles and the anti-Woman Politics of Stonewall

by Miranda Yardley I first spoke with Stonewall’s Ruth Hunt just over three years ago when the organisation announced it would be engaging with the transgender community. This resulted in the forming of the Stonewall Trans Advisory Group, you know that motley crew of transgender tyrants, including the self-styled (styled as if it were 1973) answer ...

Gender identity: What do legal changes have to do with women’s rights?

Trans activists have welcomed moves from the government to "streamline and de-medicalise the process" of changing legal gender. But some women are worried about the potential impact on their own legal rights. Today, anyone who wants to legally change their gender in the UK has to apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC). Many don't though, ...