Tag: sex and gender
The gender-critical stance: a review of the basics
***Long read*** originally written for those thinking about Coming Out on the 19th The core principle: sex and gender There is ‘sex‘ – our species is naturally divided into male and female: not just us though. We are one type of the huge biological group called ‘mammals’. There has never been any doubt. Women and…
My pronouns are I/me
For most of my life, feminists have called upon women to resist stating their ‘gender’ in work situations, to discourage sex harassment and/or discrimination. Many public authority jobs used to be advertised and processed in a sex-blind and race-blind manner, to avoid discrimination in recruitment. Then someone decided the way to check for and correct…
What do Rosie Duffield and J K Rowling have in common?
They’re both well known, one extremely well off and the other at least comfortably secure. They both have ways of making themselves heard, and they also, according to those on the left, have allegiances to the wrong kind of Labour Party members. Duffield and Rowling both recently spoke up about their worries over women’s rights…
My last word
…because as fast as I use them, people try and make them mean something else.
Baffled by the women’s sex-and-gender campaign? – here’s a handy overview
Baffled by the women’s sex-and-gender campaign? Here’s a handy overview
Books are your friends, even when they seem to lead you into trouble
Expanding on the ‘ten beloved books’ game on Facebook
No news from anywhere
Remember the days when bookshops did not expect to be held personally responsible for, or assumed to be in agreement with, every line of every book in their shop?
It could have been me
One woman’s story: it’s been a year since Maria McLachlan was attacked. This guest post by Paula Boulton is an example of the journey many of us have been on in the last 12 months.