So it seems I’m going to write more about the fallout from the Standing for Women event in Brighton two weeks ago. The commentary and arguments continue, and I’ve learned a lot from them. The experience has clarified my thinking, and helped me to understand that of other people better.
Last weekend, I went to Brighton to attend the Standing For Women rally organised by Kellie-Jay Keen, aka Posie Parker. That has provoked a lot of criticism from people I like and respect—some of it in public, some through back channels.
In this issue I return to attempts to produce “trans-inclusive” definitions of womanhood. Two weeks ago I discussed attempts to do so by analogy with adoptive parents and naturalised citizens; in this issue I look at so-called “ameliorative” inquiries—which I don’t think stand up any better.
A guest post on a precedent-setting legal case concerning a trans-identified prisoner, prosthetic sex aids and the heinous sin of “misgendering”. By Naomi Cunningham of Sex Matters and Legal Feminist.
In which I start to debunk the various awful arguments I’ve come across for the proposition that “trans women are women”. This week: why analogies to adoptive parenthood and naturalised citizenship don’t work.
The uneasy co-existence of dignity and victimhood culture means laws and mores are shaped around the assumption that most people are following one moral code, when in fact many are following another.
Allison won on her central claim: that she suffered direct discrimination and victimisation by Garden Court on the basis of her gender-critical beliefs. For this she was awarded “aggravated damages”—which suggests the tribunal thought Garden Court’s behaviour was egregious.
On Tuesday 19th July, Sex Matters launched a report on single-sex spaces at the House of Lords. This week I’m sharing my speaking notes for the event.
I’m writing about something a little different this week: a big change during the past decade in the way workplaces function. I’ve a lot to say about this, so this article is going to be split in two. The second instalment will be next week, or shortly after