Labour Has Its Work Cut Out
I had a chat about trans issues with a Labour activist the other day who would definitely regard his politics as 'progressive' - our conversation went like this:
Trans people are the most oppressed and discriminated against minority in society today......etc, etc, etc
But when challenged to back-up this oft-repeated mantra with credible evidence he was unable to do so
Everyone under 25 agrees with me.......
Another wild, unsupported assertion which casually discounted the views of over half the adult population
Everyone who disagrees with me is transphobic.....
The last throw of the dice when your case is falling apart under even mild scrutiny.
And this was before we got on to the obvious absurdities of allowing men to access women's sport and other single sex spaces such as women's prisons or refuges.
Soft On Biology - Soft On The Causes Of Biology (April 01, 2022)
What is Keir Starmer going on about?
The issue is not 'sensitivity' or 'respecting other people's feelings' - the issue is:
'Can a person with a penis be a woman?'
Keir Starmer - 1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back (March 12, 2022)
Keir Starmer made some progress for Labour in the sex versus gender debate with his belated acceptance that a woman is an 'adult human female'.
Yet the Labour leader then took two steps back by saying 'trans women' are women which is clearly not the case - otherwise why use the words 'trans women' to describe people who are biologically male.
So it's back to the drawing board for Labour and Keir who are grappling with a difficult problem, but one which won't be solved by embracing absurd policies like self-ID which are anti-science, anti-reason and anti-women.
"You Cannot Change Your Sex" (March 06, 2022)
Isn't it odd Scottish Ministers put such store in 'following the science' during the battle with Covid - yet SNP/Green politicians are arguing that we should reject science when it comes to trans issues.
Professor Robert Winston explains that people cannot change their sex - because your male or female sex is embedded in every cell in your body.
Follow the Science - Stand Up, Speak Out! (October 18, 2021)
Professor Robert Winston calls a spade a spade by explaining that people cannot change their sex - and that for speaking this simple, scientific truth he is likely to be smeared as a bigot and transphobe.
Well said, sir - and well done for speaking out!