The Women and Equalities Committee has been been captured by the self-ID campaign. So others should make their voices heard.
It has shown itself incapable of advocating for the one group specifically named in its title – women – and is too emblematic of identity politics.
The insidious idea that one’s sex is a solely matter of personal demand is seeping into policy and practice, almost unnoticed.
For a six-foot-three 20-stone former-men’s-team loose-half prop to turn up for trials at the local women’s rugby club is problematic.
Equivalent reform is being pursued in Scotland; in combination with its hate speech bill, this would be dangerously authoritarian.
The serious consequences and abuse that too many – from JK Rowling on – have faced for discussing these issues are worrying and wrong.
In the weeks before recess, trans rights activists became more vocal in their efforts to stop Truss’s reform of the Gender Recognition Act.
From healthcare, to sex-specific concerns around bodily privacy and security, words matter.
Making GRCs making GRCs available on demand would destabilise all manner of legal structures, from equal pay to sex discrimination law to criminal law.
As regular readers of this column might expect, they’re not cheerful page-turners. But they may well change your life.
Over the last few weeks, publications have routinely made errors in how they cover the GRA and JK Rowling. Readers must beware.
The legislation is aimed at stopping prejudice, but it can easily be used to silence debates on gender identity.
Some of the simplest words in the English language have become points of contention when describing identity.
Two recent cases show how easy it is for such documentation to be challenged.
The Minister for Women and Equalities deserves support from all who care about their safety and wellbeing of children.