Women’s Movement in Scotland

Grassroots Women’s groups are forming all across Scotland as a direct result of concerns about the review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 and its proposed introduction to legalise the ability that a person can Self Declare their Sex. At present the law requires a medical report confirming a diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria and a … Continue reading Women’s Movement in Scotland

NACWG Plans to Legislate Candidate Quotas, but who are they targeting?

The First Minister's National Advisory Council on Women and Girls (NACWG) published their First Report and Recommendations today. It details what had been their focus in 2018 and by grouping the issues identified across three themes, Leadership, Accountability and Creating Conditions, have made the following recommendations. Leadership • Create a ‘What Works?’ Institute to develop … Continue reading NACWG Plans to Legislate Candidate Quotas, but who are they targeting?

Women’s Sport Information Sheet

There is a growing pattern amongst sporting institutes who are announcing they have a trans inclusive approach to participation in sports.  This extends to individuals who do not have legal recognition of their preferred sex.  There are many examples worldwide but I will limit examples below which directly affect Scotland. 1/ LGBT Youth Scotland guidance … Continue reading Women’s Sport Information Sheet

Gender Representation Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018 #AsktheMinister

On Thursday 6/12/18 the Scottish Parliament Equalities and Human Rights Committee met with Christina McKelvie MSP , the Minister for Older People and Equalities for an ask-the-Minister session. In the week or so leading up to this session the Committee had taken the move to ask members of the public via Twitter and Facebook for … Continue reading Gender Representation Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018 #AsktheMinister

Trans Lobby Groups tactics for changing legislation

The Trans Lobby Groups tactics for changing legislation, policies, guidance and practice has pretty much been consistent in recent years when you start to look back over everything they've been successful in changing. There's only two and they are really very simple. #1 We are already doing it #2 It won't make a difference to … Continue reading Trans Lobby Groups tactics for changing legislation

“Always Be True To Yourself”

I had been noticing for a while that very subtle changes were happening in just about every sector of society that amounted to the dilution of the sex based protections provided for women and girls. And yet ..... no public figures were even talking about this let alone making a fuss. It quickly became apparent … Continue reading “Always Be True To Yourself”

U-turn on controversial LGBT school guidance

Scottish Government have done a U-turn and no longer endorse this controversial transgender school guidance. This guidance has been distributed across all Local Authorities, many of which presumably adopted it on the understanding it had full Government backing. The statement came as a result of threatened legal action over the guidance. The govt deny ever … Continue reading U-turn on controversial LGBT school guidance