Category: Gender

Woman’s Place: Is the tail wagging the dog?

Last night I went to a public meeting organised by a group called A Woman’s Place UK (@WomansPlaceUK on Twitter), ostensibly to discuss the potential impact on proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act...

Respect your elders, young ladies!

There was an article on the Independent last week calling for younger feminists to concern themselves with the plight of the so-called WASPI women, the women born in the 50s who are being caught...

Joe Holliday and medical gender assignment

Back in the late 1990s I remember watching a documentary about a young girl then named Joella Holliday, whose mother had been fighting to get a birth certificate issued that said she was female....

On the Kim Walmsley gender case

Newspapers are reporting that a woman from Liverpool, Kim Walmsley (right), has had her marriage annulled, and been refused a passport, because the official copy of her birth certificate wrongly records her gender as...

Why do you believe her?

Last Tuesday a British soap actor, Michael “Le Vell” Turner, was found not guilty of multiple counts of rape and sexual assault on a child (now 17). There has been some suggestions that his...

A scientific approach

Taking Up Space: Women vs. Men | You think I just don't understand, but I don't believe you. Cathy “Bug” Brennan, someone who I have heard described as one of the most extreme and...

Why aren’t more people feminists nowadays?

Laurie Penny: Feminism is the one F-word that makes eyes widen in polite company (from this week’s New Statesman) The other week, one of my Facebook friends (who has severe ME) wrote that it...

Andrade tragedy is not unique

Sexual abuse victim’s suicide sparks call for review of court procedures | UK news | guardian.co.uk Last week it was revealed that Frances Andrade, the 48-year-old violinist and music teacher who had given evidence...