A Woman’s Place Loves Women’s Rights
Public Meeting in Edinburgh
6.30pm Wednesday 14 February 2018 (Venue to be announced)
Jackie Mearns. Jackie is a feminist activist and blogger from Edinburgh. Her writing was included in the anthology, Female Erasure: What You Need To Know About Gender Politics’ War on Women, the Female Sex and Human Rights where she wrote about her experiences as a “Transwidow”, her search for support, and her journey to a deeper understanding of how “gender” harms women. Speaking on behalf of Women’s Spaces in Scotland.
Mother of a detransitioned teen.
Emma Wilkes. Socialist feminist and trade unionist; she is a regional organiser for Woman’s Place UK.
The meeting will discuss proposed changes to Gender Recognition law.
In July the Westminster government announced a consultation on their proposal to ‘demedicalise’ the process of changing gender, so that people can self-identify as the gender they choose, without any need for a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria. Changes are currently the subject of consutlation in Scotland in advance of a consultation in the rest of the UK.
But what exactly is ‘gender’, and what will be the impact of self-identification on women and on women’s rights?
Will this reform spell the end to single sex spaces and the provision of single sex services, such as those provided by rape crisis centres and women’s refuges?
Will the changes make it harder to gather accurate data on the pay gap between men and women; on domestic violence against women; and on the health services women require?
Come and have your say on this controversial proposal.
Meeting hosted by Woman’s Place UK in association with Women’s Spaces in Scotland
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