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Transgender

There is no transgender debate

It has descended into a shouting match
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Sport

FINA’s trans ruling is a return to common sense

Fairness is slowly returning to sport
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Children Sex and Gender

What is a woman?’: the trans film that makes for harrowing viewing

Matt Walsh’s documentary poses a simple question which baffles our politicians
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Sex and Gender

Trans polling doesn’t tell the whole story

New research about trans equality is misleading
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Children

The NHS’s disturbing trans guidance for children

Sajid Javid spoke some sense earlier this week when he said that the word ‘woman’ should not be removed from NHS ovarian cancer guidance. The Health Secretary was responding to the revelations that the NHS website had been stripping the word ‘woman’ from its advice pages. But fine words are only a start. The Health Secretary needs to get a grip on an NHS website that seems in thrall to magical thinking on sex and gender.

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Sport

Emily Bridges is right about transgender cyclists

Transgender cyclist Emily Bridges doesn’t ‘want special treatment from anyone’. In an ITV interview, Bridges said: 

‘I just want the same opportunities as my fellow female athletes’.

Emily Bridges
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Children

Suella Braverman is right: schools shouldn’t pander to trans pupils

For saying that teachers shouldn’t pander to trans pupils, Suella Braverman has found herself in hot water. The Attorney General suggested in an interview with the Times that male pupils should not be able to use girls’ toilets, and that single-sex schools can indeed restrict admission to children of just one sex. These are hardly revolutionary ideas, but they appear to have upset the National Education Union.

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Sex and Gender

We need to talk about sex, not gender identity

The ferocious transgender dispute is framed by the language of gender identity. To reach any resolution, though, we need to understand what everyone has at stake and to question our own basic assumptions. The truth about what it means to be transgender is a window into human nature, sexual desire, and the limits of language.
 

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Sex and Gender

Ricky Gervais is no ‘transphobe’

Ricky Gervais knew what he was doing and why he was doing it when he took on transgender activism in his new Netflix special, SuperNature. Three quarters of an hour into his set, he told his audience: 

‘I talk about AIDS, famine, cancer, the Holocaust, rape, paedophilia…the one thing you should never joke about is the trans issue. They just want to be treated equally. I agree; that’s why I include them. But they know I’m joking about all the other stuff, but – they go – ‘no, he must mean that’.’

Ricky Gervais, SuperNature
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Sex and Gender

Why is the NHS erasing women?

Cervical cancer and ovarian cancer only affect women. So why has the NHS been quietly erasing the word ‘women’ from information pages on its official website?