Tag: single sex exemptions
Anneliese Dodds ‘Sex & gender are different’
Anneliese Dodds ‘Sex & gender are different’ Woman’s Place UK welcomes Anneliese Dodds’s recognition that sex and gender are different For the past three years, Keir Starmer and Labour...
Response to the TUC’s letter to Kemi Badenoch
Read the TUC letter here. Response to the TUC’s letter to Kemi Badenoch about the Equality Act: The TUC’s letter demonstrates a worrying ignorance of current equalities law. It...
Women in Prison: a guest blog by Prof Jo Phoenix
Women in prison are not inherently vulnerable – but they are disadvantaged in multiple ways, argues Professor Jo Phoenix
WPUK’ SUBMISSION: IPSO editorial guidelines on sex and gender.
The use of “she” and “woman” to refer to biologically male offenders misleads readers in another fundamental way. It creates the impression that far more women commit crimes sexual...
New MoJ transgender prisoner policy: WPUK Statement
We believe no female prisoner should be forced to share prison space with male prisoners. The United Nations mandate to keep male and female prisoners separate is essential, not...
Statement on the UK Government’s decision to block the Gender Recognition Reform Bill (Scotland)
We are pleased that both the Labour Party Leader, Keir Starmer and Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, Anneliese Dodds have voiced concern regarding the substance of...
The Scottish Parliament passes the GRR Bill
The Scottish Parliament, supported by Scottish Labour, passes the Gender Recognition Reform Bill, 86/39. This represents a dark day in Scottish history. In voting through gender self-ID, the Scottish...
Evidence to the Scottish Government: female participation in sport
'Girls and women need an opportunity to participate in physical activity in their own ways. The presence of males, as staff or participants, changes how girls and women participate...
Women’s prisons and male transgender prisoners*
The ruling handed down in FDJ v SSJ in the High Court of Justice last week is further proof, were it needed, that UK law does not work for...
Making policies Equality Act compliant: Audrey Ludwig
Audrey Ludwig is a practising discrimination solicitor. Introduction This blog is loosely based on the talk I gave, with Julian Norman, at the WPUK Women’s Liberation Conference in February...
Sex and transgender status in American employment law – the Bostock case: Elizabeth Hungerford
Elizabeth Hungerford is a licensed, though non practicing, attorney in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She identifies as a feminist, lives as a lesbian, is a longtime observer and sometime...
Labour clarifies commitment to single sex exemptions
On Thursday 21st November, the Labour Party published their manifesto for the General Election 2019. In the manifesto, they made the following pledge: “Ensure that the single-sex-based exemptions contained...
Single sex exemptions & the General Election
We started this campaign to ensure that women’s voices were heard in the consultation on the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) We were concerned about the impact of any change...
Dear Marks & Spencer: women-only changing rooms
On 31st October, Marks & Spencer tweeted the following post in response to Jean Hatchet: “As a business, we strive to be inclusive and therefore, we allow customers the...
Equality Act 2010 Exemptions Should Be Retained, Strengthened And Extended
Speech made by Judith Green, co-founder of Woman’s Place UK, 31st October 2017 In thanking David Davies, I have a small confession to make. I’m a card-carrying member of...
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