Women always have to budge up and accept the scraps from the table of sporting federations. Tokyo 2021 should be the last time inclusion is put before equality.
Speaking up that day taught me two things: little acts of bravery can make you braver, and also it’s not really that brave to express these views on sex and gender because most people share them.
Dylan's lyrics suggest the more we experience in life, the less we understand. And youth in all its certitude will eventually cede to a more mature, less dogmatic perspective. I agree. But then, I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
The argument that men need to be moved to the female estate to help them manage their feelings holds no water. It is simply that those men want to be in a safer environment for them. Putting women at risk is immaterial to them.
Stonewall was once a beacon for positive action and for creating social change by persuasive and progressive means. No longer. It is time to #defundStonewall.
Launching a pledge like NHS Pride is not only an insult to those who work in the NHS, it infantilises and makes victims of those of us counted under that damn LGBT+ umbrella.
So, when the parties asking for your vote tomorrow promise the marvellous things they’re going to do for women, be aware – they’re not really thinking of you, your daughter, your mum, your sister, your auntie, your niece, your granny. Because if anyone can be a woman, nothing is for women.
We reject the notion that women’s rights and protections must inevitably be sacrificed to accommodate any other group. The Manifesto serves as a reminder to candidates and their parties that women are more than half of the population and we will make our voices heard – especially at the ballot box.
How does Mr Harvie think his likening of minority women to fully intact men makes little girls, too young to wax or pluck, feel about having a “moustache like a boy” or a nose too strong to be truly feminine?
When Patrick Harvie asserts on live TV it’s the law of the land that transwomen are women and they are perfectly entitled to be placed in a female ward, in a women’s refuge or on your daughter’s rugby pitch, he is, at best, mistaken and, at worst, gaslighting the population.