Noi donne trans dovremmo gareggiare solo con gli uomini

Possiamo fare una campagna per i servizi separati per proteggere la nostra dignità – e conservazione della documentazione separata che riconosce il nostro successo – ma lasciamo lo sport femminile alle donne. Lo dobbiamo alle nostre figlie.

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«Le donne trans sono donne» è più di uno slogan, è una richiesta di acquiescenza. Ma è anche una retorica vuota che ci ha portati via della verità e in un paese immaginario.

Pensando che tutto sia dovuto invece di proseguire con un sentimento di empatia, gli attivisti transgender hanno insistito sull’accesso a prestigio e a borse nei campi dello sport e della politica che prima erano stati riservati per le donne.

Usando il bastone e la carota – facendo appello alla sua benevolenza mentre stigmatizzando i dissenzienti come bigotti – le donne hanno subito alla pressione affinché accettassero le donne trans, come me, non come alleate ma come donne vere. Obiezioni basate sulla biologia vengono scartate come cose sgarbate in un mondo dove i sentimenti hanno la priorità sui fatti. Continue reading “Noi donne trans dovremmo gareggiare solo con gli uomini”

Les femmes trans ne devraient concurrencer que les hommes.

Nous pouvons faire campagne pour des installations séparées pour protéger notre dignité – et une tenue de registres distincte qui reconnaît nos succès – mais laissons le sport féminin à la population féminine. Nous le devons à nos filles.

“Trans women are women” («Les femmes trans sont des femmes») est plus qu’un slogan, c’est une exigence de conformité. Mais c’est aussi une rhétorique vide qui nous a éloignés de la vérité et nous a menés dans un pays imaginaire.

En adoptant un sentiment de droit plutôt que d’empathie, les militants transgenres ont exigé l’accès au statut, aux bourses d’études et aux bourses de sport et de politique qui étaient auparavant réservées aux femmes. En maniant la carotte et le bâton – faisant appel à leur bonne nature tout en dénonçant les dissidents comme des fanatiques – les femmes se sentent obligées d’accepter les femmes trans comme moi, non pas en tant qu’alliées, mais en tant que femmes réelles. Les objections fondées sur la biologie sont rejetées comme cruelles dans un monde où les sentiments priment sur les faits. Continue reading “Les femmes trans ne devraient concurrencer que les hommes.”

We trans women should compete only against men

We can campaign for separate facilities to protect our dignity — and distinct record-keeping that recognises our success — but let’s leave female sport to female people. We owe it to our daughters.

“Trans women are women” is more than a slogan, it’s a demand for compliance. But it’s also vacuous rhetoric that has led us away from truth and into a land of make-believe.

With a sense of entitlement rather than empathy, transgender campaigners have demanded access to status, scholarships and bursaries in sport and politics that were previously reserved for women. By carrot and stick — appealing to their good nature while denouncing dissenters as bigots — women have come under pressure to accept trans women like me not as allies but as actual women. Objections based on biology are dismissed as unkind in a world where feelings take precedence over facts.

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Trans ideology is damaging children

The ideology [Mermaids] pushes causes gender-non-conforming children to believe they need unnecessary medical treatments, which risks their health. An inquiry is needed before a scandal breaks.

We welcome the decision by the Scout Association to review its transgender policy (News, last week). Previous guidance, developed in partnership with the transgender lobbying group Mermaids, undermined safeguarding by promising “complete confidentiality”; promoted the idea that children as young as two can be identified as having a “true gender” that does not match their sex; and normalised the practice of teenage girls binding their breasts.

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New TUC report reveals scale of LGBT harassment at work

The challenge is huge but when working people organise and support each other through effective unions, we can change society.

THE LGBT world is not short of acronyms. Today is Idahobit: the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.

The date is significant. It is now almost 30 years since the World Health Organisation decided to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases on May 17 1990.

Unfortunately, prejudice has not been removed from society, and LGBT people continue to suffer discrimination and harassment at work and elsewhere.

To coincide with Idahobit 2019, the TUC has just published a much-needed report into the sexual harassment of LGBT workers.

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Supporting transgender students: what you need to know

How can you ensure young people can express their gender identity in school without experiencing discrimination or being made to feel uncomfortable? And how do these concerns intersect with legal and safeguarding requirements? Teacher Debbie Hayton explains all in this guide

There are more children in our schools seeking support for difficulties in the development of their gender identity than ever before. In 2009-10, just 97 children were referred to the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), based at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, which is the only public service of its kind in Great Britain. Referrals have increased every year since, with the number for 2017-18 rising to 2,519, a 25 per cent increase compared with the previous year.

While the majority of these children are of secondary age, in 2017-18, 246 were of …

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Are transgender prison wings the answer?

Actions still speak louder than words. While I may claim that I am not a threat to women personally, it would be a courageous move for the prison service to arrange accommodation according to what offenders claims about themselves.

The management of offenders is difficult at the best of times, but Prison Service policy has been severely tested by the growing number of transgender-identified prisoners. The recent announcement by the Ministry of Justice that they had opened a transgender wing at HMP Downview marked a major change of direction.

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