Links

James Kirkup: “The document that reveals the remarkable tactics of trans lobbyists” – Spectator Coffee House, 4th December 2019

IGLYO: “Only adults? Good practices in legal gender recognition for youth” A report on the current state of laws and NGO advocacy in eight countries in Europe, with a focus on fights of young people – The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) Youth & Student Organisation, November 2019

Jennifer Bilek:  “The Billionaires Behind the LGBT Movement” – Firstthings.com, 21st January 2020

Louise Perry: “What is autogynaephilia? An interview with Dr Ray Blanchard” – Quillette, 6th November 2019

Fair Play For Women: “Transgender Rights: How did we get here? Part 2: Changing legal sex status” 6th January 2018, quotes Norman Tebbit at the first reading: “My Lords, I do not support the Bill in principle, in any way, up hill or down dale. This is a bad Bill. It is a most offensive Bill. It is certainly offensive to the followers of more than one religion, but I do not intend to make those criticisms today. In the speech of the right reverend Prelate, we heard of some of his telling concerns. Sex cannot be changed. It is no good the Minister shaking his head. Sex is decided by the chromosomes of a human being. If we have XX chromosomes, we are women; if we have XY chromosomes, we are men. I might perhaps accept the Bill if an additional requirement for registering changes of gender were that it had been discovered that those concerned had inappropriate chromosomes for the sex in which they had been registered. That is the only way in which the Bill could avoid telling a lie. So far as I know, there is no law nor any known medical procedure that can change the sex of a human being. The Bill purports to do so. It is therefore an objectionable farce………Moral and constitutional issues are also involved. The Bill requires members of a gender recognition panel, on the production of certain evidence, in broad terms to certify that a person who was born a woman, lived as a woman, married as a woman and has borne children is, despite all that, entitled to be issued with a birth certificate falsely professing that she was born as a male child………..

Hansard reports Lord Tebbit in the second reading of Gender Recognition Bill on 29th January 2004. He moved an amendment: Page 1, line 3, to leave out “gender” and insert “sex”, but it was not carried. He said:

“It does not make sense to say that a person’s sex is decided by the law, as opposed to biology. However, I am always willing to offer a way out. I am willing to give the noble Lord, Lord Filkin, the benefit of the doubt and to offer him the chance to use the word “sex”, rather than the word “gender” in the Bill. I hope that he will now do what he would not do in Committee and will tell noble Lords what he thinks to be the difference between the two, why he regards the word “sex” as inappropriate and why he prefers the use of the word “gender”.

Fair Play For Women: “The Gender Recognition Act explained” – and much more, 8th January 2018

UK Gov’s  Final Regulatory Impact Assessment Gender Recognition Bill, November 2003. Note that this is an assessment of the legislative and financial risks to the Gov of options (1) “Do nothing”, (2) Remedial order or (3) Primary legislation. They chose option (3)

Carys Moseley: “Stonewall ‘split’ after 30 years of campaigning” ChristianConcern.com, 31st October 2019

Carys Moseley: “Trans rights judgment forces us to lie about sex” ChristianConcern.com, 19th December 2019

Carys Moseley: “NHS Trust sued over children ‘consenting’ to puberty blockers” ChristianConcern.com, 10th January 2020

Graham Linehan: “Speaking out against transgender extremists has made me the most hated man on the internet” Daily Mail, 9th Feb 2020

Graham Linehan interviewed on BBC Newsnight: “Comedy writer stands up to trans agenda”  ChristianConcern.com, 11th February 2020

Harry Miller (Fair Cop): “Fundamental conflict between the provisions of the ECHR and the College of Policing’s Hate Crime Guidance of 2014″  FairCop.org.uk, 2019

Fair Cop blog: Fair.cop.org.uk, from May 2019

Harry Miller: ” ‘It takes ordinary people to stand up and say no’: Harry Miller on his landmark free speech case against the police Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2020

Joani Walsh and Izzy Lyons: “Social media posts referred to police could show up on DBS background checks despite no being a crime” – Daily Telegraph, 19th November 2019

James Kirkup: “A ‘transphobic’ crime wave has hit Oxford” Spectator Coffee House, 14th October 2019

James Caspian: “Why detransitioners frighten trans activists” Spiked on-line, 23rd October 2019

Charlie Evans: “The medicalisation of gender non-conforming children, and the vulnerability of lesbian youth” Medium, 7th September 2019

Richard Corradi: “Psychiatry Professor: ‘Transgenderism’ Is Mass Hysteria Similar To 1980s-Era Junk Science” TheFederalist.com, 17th November 2016

Lara V. Marks: “Sexual chemistry: a history of the contraceptive pill“, Yale University Press, 2001 reprinted 2010 – ISBN: 9780300167917  Sample chapters

NHS Guide to Consultation: [commissioning of] Specialised Gender Identity Services for Adults” – July 2017  including “equalities impact assessment” but no mention of impact on women

Julian Norman (a woman barrister): “Gender recognition, self-ID and next steps” Counsel magazine, December 2018

MakeMoreNoise – a plea for help for feminists from a Trans widow” a blog starting 15th August 2019 including the video “The elephant in the room” – testimony from transwidows at a meeting in Manchester on 27th July 2019

Feminist Current website and news, for example: “Women’s Liberation Front holds sold-out event at Seattle Public Library despite bomb threat, interruptions, arrests” 3rd February 2020. Subscribe to news: https://www.feministcurrent.com/subscribe/

 Mumsnet: “The Transwidows Escape Committee” – 3rd thread “Rise of the transwidows” – Nearly 3,000 messages in the three separate threads

TinselAngel tweets on @transwidows

Misogyny: https://terfisaslur.com/

Art exhibition at Science Gallery, London: “Gallery to stage gender exhibition ‘in this moment of flux‘ – Glasgow Times from Press Association report, 7th November 2019 Genders: Shaping And Breaking The Binary opens on February 13 2020 at Science Gallery London