Labour activist suspended for saying “women don’t have dicks”

The Labour party in the UK are falling apart because of identitarian politics.

The latest furore has seen legal action initiated after one activist who was suspended for daring to suggest, truthfully, that “women don’t have dicks”:

A group of Labour members have begun legal action over proposed changes to the party’s policy on the formal inclusion of self-identifying trans women on all-women shortlists.

The challenge comes after it emerged last week that the equalities committee of Labour’s ruling body proposed clarifying that all-women shortlists and women’s reserved places were open to self-defining women.

In a legal letter seen by the Guardian a group of Labour women, including community coordinator and campaigner Pilgrim Tucker and activist Jennifer James, have written to the party to demand clarification on its policy to establish whether it was in breach of the Equality and Gender Recognition acts. Last year the government said it would consult on reforming the Gender Recognition Act, to allow transgender people to self-declare their gender. Under current law, anyone wishing to transition must demonstrate they have lived as that gender for two years.

James has raised £26,000 to bankroll a potential legal challenge; she was suspended from the Labour party in January after accusations of transphobia following online comments. After her suspension James tweeted: “I’ve been suspended from the Labour Party for saying women don’t have dicks.”  

So, a truthful statement gets you suspended in Labour in the UK. I wonder when this will come to Labour in NZ?

Tucker said debate around the issue of self-identification had become very polarised, with reasonable debate stifled.

“This [legal action] is about abiding by current equalities legislation, not getting ahead of the law,” she said. “But this is a part of a much wider issue. There are risks and there are important discussions to be had before any changes to the Equalities Act and the Gender Recognition Act. This has to be an educated, informed decision, not one that has been taken out of heightened emotion or an unwillingness to hurt people’s feelings.”

Opposition to the proposed changes gathered momentum this week, with two meetings held by groups who oppose changes to the Gender Recognition Act which would allow transpeople to change legal gender without a medical assessment. But some campaigners were accused of transphobia, after speakers at a meeting in the houses of parliament were accused of using derogatory language and consistently misgendering trans women.

Trans just means fake. Trans women are fake women (men in other words). This is utter madness. The complete irony of this all is that gender politics and the fight against the patriarchy are being hijacked by weirdo men who want to identify as chicks.

A Labour spokeswoman said all-women shortlists had always been open to all women, including self-identifying trans women.

“At the NEC’s last meeting it was agreed that the party would consult with stakeholders about the wording of a statement which clearly sets out and explains this policy,” she said. “This consultation is ongoing. The statement will be brought to the NEC once the consultation has concluded.”

Labour said it was committed to updating the Gender Recognition Act in line with the principles of self-declaration “to ensure it provides proper protection for trans people from discrimination”.

All this fuss for a tiny, tiny percent of the population. There are no votes in the wider community for this nonsense, and god knows why the left wing tear themselves apart over this stupidity.

 

-The Guardian

 


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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