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Sex and Gender

Trans ideology has split America

Attitudes to gender in red and blue states now form a major policy battleground
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Sex and Gender

M&S’s ‘gender inclusive’ changing room policy is a mess

It could put women at risk
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Sex and Gender

The gender debate is getting nastier

Elaine Miller is one of the grown-ups. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, with a specialism in pelvic health. She also jokes about it. Her comedy show, Viva Your Vulva: The Hole Story is currently playing at the Edinburgh Fringe. It’s a good one: the production has won awards and a five-star review. Miller is forthright – her audiences are warned about ‘strong language and swearing’ – but her performance is more than mere entertainment. In Miller’s words,

“The aim of the show is that the audience leave knowing what a pelvic floor is, what it does and where to take theirs if they think it is a bit broken. It is evidence based, and so counts as CPD – possibly the funniest thing about it.”

Elaine Miller
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Sex and Gender

New medical guidelines for trans patients are too political

The latest RCOG advice bears all the hallmarks of transgender activism
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Sex and Gender

Dave Chappelle’s latest cancellation should trouble us all

Comedian Dave Chappelle was due to perform a sell-out stand-up show last night*. But just hours before he took to the stage, the show was called off. We don’t know why Chappelle’s show was axed at the last minute. But we can read between the lines of the statement put out by First Avenue, the venue in Minneapolis in the United States, where Chappelle was due to perform.

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Sex and Gender

Penny Mordaunt and the Tory transgender divide

As war rages in Europe and inflation rockets, the Tory party is tearing itself apart in its hunt for a new leader. Only days into the contest, the transgender debate is emerging as a key issue that divides the candidates. It’s a mistake to think of it as a niche issue: the question of women’s toilets and pronouns has the power to derail a leadership bid, as Penny Mordaunt may soon find out.

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Sex and Gender

We should all be grateful to Maya Forstater

Her victory is an important milestone for women’s rights
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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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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.