It should be easier to call local referendums in the UK. Politics is too important to be left to the politicians.
Posts Tagged: Transgendered people
Interview: James Kirkup on trans. And how campaigners have exploited MPs’ fear of being accused of transphobia.
And he asks: why did the Women and Equalities Select Committee choose an adviser open to the charge of being parti pris?
Josephine Hemmens: Transgender discrimination is wrong. But righting it mustn’t put people born as women in danger.
This process is clearly open to abuse from violent males, many of whom will go to any lengths to reach their victims.
How the far left uses a feedback loop to shut down people in the short term – and ideas in the long.
Her comments on gender reassignment treatments are mild and responsibly-phrased. But some are starting up the outrage bus.
Ministers appear to have assumed gender self-identification would be an uncontroversial change – they were wrong
New polling shows levels of opposition to the Government’s proposed reform well above what many campaigners had expected, and across social and political divides.
The Prime Minister says that she has ‘developed her view’ on gay rights, and wants to be seen as “an ally of the LGBT community”.
But some, perhaps many, Tory MPs have these tendencies – including one no less senior than the Prime Minister herself.
Labour’s internal battle over trans women and All-Women Shortlists suggests its strategy of identity politics is backfiring
There are electoral opportunities in binding whole groups to a party based on collective identity – but what happens when those groups come into conflict?
Rebecca Lowe Coulson: If gender, or even race, is a choice, what becomes of the fight against prejudice?
Much of the 20th century fight for liberation involved explaining that it was wrong to discriminate on the grounds of someone’s unchangeable nature.
Graeme Archer: I’m a gay man – not “LGBTQ+”. Here’s why Tories mustn’t play the transgender identity politics game.
Why not define your race – it has much less genetic basis than gender, after all? Or your IQ, your disability status, your nationality?
Over time, proposals have either been denounced as politically correct nonsense, or embraced with an enthusiastic “me, too”-ism. Neither approach is exactly rigorous.