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
Part 1 I’m starting to write this on Wednesday 6th July, just a couple of hours before Maya Forstater receives the judgment in her employment-tribunal case. Unusually for a first-instance hearing, she was given notice yesterday that the result is coming today, probably around 11am—normally the judgment just
This week I’m going to write about Matt Walsh’s new film, “What is a Woman?”, which I had intended to cover last week before being derailed. So I won’t do a full review, but instead simply say what I think I can add to an already rich discussion.
I’m sometimes asked why I don’t talk about people for whom transition was the best option. I give part of the answer in my book—that what I’m interested in isn’t trans people per se, it’s the notion that some men can “really be women” and vice versa, and its impact on society
Barrister Cathryn McGahey likened Allison Bailey’s sexual orientation—that of a female exclusively attracted to females—to the male sexism that holds women back in the workplace, and to the racism of the white supremacists who fought to sustain apartheid.