New guidance recognises biological sex in sport

Sport should be inclusive, but it must also be fair. We do not allow adults to enter events for children, so why have we been including males in female events? A competitive advantage arises in both cases.

What The Lancet gets wrong about women

Gender ideology might not be a religion in the traditional sense but it is certainly a belief system. Gender identity — its principal dogma — is unprovable and unfalsifiable, yet we are expected to believe in it or keep quiet.

Proposed Self-ID in New Zealand

The concept – how we define men and women – is huge for society. It does not do it justice to roll it in into the BDMRR Bill, and open it up for such a brief consultation


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Debbie Hayton

Physics teacher and trade unionist, originally from the north of England.

As a trans person I have written extensively about what it means to be trans, and how trans people can be accommodated in society without compromising the rights of other vulnerable groups.

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