Women are vulnerable in the prison estate. So are transwomen, but we are not the same as women. Being accommodated separately from men does not mean we should be accommodated with women.
No doubt the lobby will be upset by the GDST policy, but schools must not be misled by them
Rowling is right – sex does matter … People can claim to be whoever they like – I might fancy being the King of Siam – but male and female are not the same.
There are truths which we’ve known since the dawn of time which have not gone away.
None of us should build our lives on something that is simply not true
Until Stonewall jettisons gender identity ideology it will remain part of the problem, not the solution.
It might be called the Women and Equalities Committee, but the report seems to care little about the needs of women, gay and lesbian people, and – indeed – transsexuals like me.
If anyone can declare themselves to be whatever they like, the powerful win over the vulnerable
Rowling may have created the magical world of Harry Potter, Hogwarts and Quidditch, but she has her feet on the ground when it comes to the reality of the difference between male and female
By allowing a third category, it would mean that the passport would indicate the holder’s gender identity rather than their sex … changing an objective descriptor into a mere subjective label.
The idea that everyone has some innate gender identity that determines whether we are men or women has led us to the absurd situation where police officers appear to think that a rapist can be a woman
We must draw a line between violence, intimidation and harassment on one side, and the criticism of ideas on the other
Je désespère quand je lis des histoires d’enfants étiquetés comme « trans » à partir de l’âge de deux ans : ils ont besoin d’être protégés de leurs parents
Au moment même de la vie où les enfants devraient explorer ce que signifie être humain dans le seul corps qui est donné à chacun d’entre nous, des décisions sont prises pour eux.
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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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