Long-standing issues

  • Status of transwidows as mothers: recognition of our unique role as mothers in holding our children’s welfare and peaceful development (helping children to establish their own boundaries and grow free from fear and manipulative control) as our first concern – above our own mental welfare.
  • Prosecution of criminally abusive husbands/ex-partners under S76 of Serious Crime Act 2015. This provision has not been used as it should to push back against psychological torture. Discussing with wives/female partners the possibility of reporting the gaslighting is really important in boosting women’s self-confidence, once they are strong enough to focus on testifying to specific examples of systematic lying, manipulation and coercion. S76 should be the psychiatric equivalent of prosecution for sexual attacks #metoo. They are both misogynist attacks.
  • “Gender” is not defined in the Gender Recognition Act 2004. This was an intentional omission, not a mistake. As a result the purpose of the Act is not clear – obviously! The GRA is a monstrous piece of legislation which introduces confusion where none existed before.
  • Section 25 of the GRA, “interpretation”, helpfully explains: “ ‘gender dysphoria’ means the disorder variously referred to as gender dysphoria, gender identity disorder and transsexualism“. This is quite clear: gender dysphoria is a mental disorder – a serious mental disorder. The law says so.
  • We call for: (1) repeal of the GRA 2004, (2) removal of “gender reassignment” (what a coy expression!) from the list of protected characteristics in EQ 2010. Both pieces of legislation pander to mental disorder.
  • Finally: (3) “Hate crime” legislation must be amended so that respectful discussion of these two changes or any respectful discussion of those suffering from “gender dysphoria” are not subject to possible criminal prosecution. There is a legitimate discussion to be had, which should not be silenced.