“There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”
It started off as a cost-free piece of virtue signalling; all the so-called ‘progressive’ parties signed up to it. ‘Transwomen are Women’, ‘Transmen are Men’. Proclaiming the mantra would get them big cheers. They enlisted as Stonewall champions and learnt how to be trans allies.
But their mantra is not true and is logically incorrect. The reason people identify as trans is because their biological sex does not match their gender identity. There is no need for mantras, transwomen and transmen can simply be.
It is entirely possible to protect trans rights without lying about reality. It is entirely possible to protect trans rights without appropriating the words that describe the female sex. This is nothing to do with protecting trans people. Instead, the corruption of the language is to remove protections from the female sex; from women. And it has the side effect of creating conflict between two discriminated against groups; transgender individuals and women.
Women have started to notice this threat to their rights and are unhappy. So, women must be shut up and shut down. Women are abused and called transphobic bigots. Women lose jobs and positions and are criminalised for complaining.
Our politicians are in the main captured by the trans lobby. Only one Labour MP had the courage to stand up to the bullying and state biological fact – Rosie Duffield – ‘Only women have a cervix’. But this doesn’t fit with the ‘Transmen are Men’ mantra and so Emily Thornbury has to say that men can have a cervix because transmen who are biologically female are men.
That’s where the illogical falsity leads us.
The Leader of the Opposition declaring that saying ‘only women have a cervix’ is wrong, is not correct and should not be said.
The shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves totally incoherent while trying to defend her leader’s position.
Barry Gardiner likening single-sex spaces to apartheid – which seems rather racist as black South Africans are not a danger to white South Africans the way men are to women. 98% of all sexual crimes are committed by biological males.
Liberal Democrat Ed Davey admitted the true agenda stating that there should be no spaces from which biological males can be excluded. No single-sex changing rooms, prisons, hospital wards, rape crisis centres or women’s refuges. And with self-id, any man can access these spaces and services simply by declaring he is a woman.
These politicians supporting the gender ideology would actively remove rights from women, rights we have under the Equality Act and rights that were long and hard-fought for.
Amid an epidemic of violence against women, David Lammy, shadow Justice Secretary, claims women fighting to protect their spaces are 'dinosaurs hoarding rights'.
Sadly during this debate women are confronted with the truth of Germaine Greer's quote "Women have no idea how much men hate them". We are the second sex; the needs of women are totally subservient to the wants of men.
I would, however, acknowledge the support of the many men in Scotland who are standing beside women and supporting us in this struggle. Thank-you.
Nicola Sturgeon shares the views of Starmer and Davey and shortly plans to implement anti-women policies in Scotland. I look forward to her being asked the same questions as Starmer and Davey.
Fortunately, in Scotland, we have the ALBA Party who will defend women’s rights. This month the Alba conference passed a resolution confirming support for women, homosexuals and trans people. It was passed overwhelmingly.
Conference recognises that by dint of birth and happenstance, we are not all created nor do we live our lives as equals. Scotland’s history involves multiple injustices where chance or privilege have dictated outcomes, and today, poverty continues to be the biggest driver of inequality and a blight on our society. These days should by now be past. Surely this modern world and an independent Scotland can cater for all without loss to any.
The Scotland we strive to create, envisions a level playing field where we can become truly equal to each other and where everyone’s rights are respected and protected, but, vitally, not
at the cost of others. Conference instructs all Alba political representatives to protect and preserve women's rights, not at any expense to others, but as a safeguard for women and girls.
Conference believes women have the right to discuss all policies which affect them, without being abused and silenced.
Conference believes women have the right to maintain their sex-based protections as set out in the Equality Act 2010. These include female only spaces such as changing rooms, hospital wards, sanitary and sleeping accommodation, refuges, hostels and prisons.
Conference believes women have the right to refuse consent to males in single sex spaces or males delivering intimate services to females such as washing, dressing and counselling.
Conference believes women have the right to single sex sports to ensure fairness and safety at all levels of competition.
Conference believes women have the right to organise themselves according to their sex class across a range of cultural, leisure, educational and political activities.
Conference acknowledges and promotes all of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010 which are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation and sex.
Crucially, Conference understands the controversy and pain which have characterised Scotland’s recent attempts at reform; there has been much heat and at times little light.
Conference invites and will endorse a citizens' assembly on how best to reform the Gender Recognition process in a respectful, sensitive and positive fashion.
Conference acknowledges that no single protected characteristic is more virtuous or more worthy of recognition and safeguarding than another. They are all fundamentally important, each on
their own, and as a collective.
We’re all equal in Scotland