Gender

Even Oxford University can’t save Jenni Murray from the transgender activist mob

7 November 2018 19:58

Here we go again. Perhaps there should be a template for journalists writing about transgender issues and the treatment of…

Mumsnet and the British media aren’t ‘transphobic’

6 November 2018 14:00

Is the British media transphobic? Yes, according to a writer in the Outline, a US publication, who accuses the Times and the…

Life & Arts Podcast: Heather Mac Donald on how race and gender pandering corrupts universities

6 November 2018 10:25

This week on the Spectator USA Life & Arts podcast, I’m casting the pod with Heather Mac Donald. A scholar…

Not all transsexuals think ‘trans women are women’

17 October 2018 16:05

When equalities minister Penny Mordaunt launched the consultation on reforming the Gender Recognition Act she declared that “trans women are women”. Whether…

What Britain can learn from America’s bathroom battles

14 October 2018 9:00

James Kirkup’s article (‘The march of trans rights’) discussed many of the complexities created by the issue, and rightly so.…

The cautionary tale of Karen White, the transgender rapist

11 October 2018 17:34

Karen White is a rapist and child abuser who has committed several acts of sexual violence against vulnerable people. One…

How I was hounded off campus for saying ‘women don’t have penises’

20 September 2018 13:56

What harm can it do saying that women don’t have penises? Quite a lot, actually, if my experience is anything…

How John McDonnell wooed Mumsnet

18 September 2018 14:25

As so often these days, if you want real political insight, go to Mumsnet. In a web chat there today,…

Naz Shah needs to make up her mind about abortion

17 September 2018 17:02

There are a couple of things I just don’t get. Maybe someone of liberal mind can explain them. Didn’t equalities…

Why was a transgender rapist put in a women’s prison?

7 September 2018 10:17

If you were deciding where to house a convicted sex offender accused of repeatedly raping a woman, where’s the last…

How Caroline Lucas fell foul of the transgender thought police

4 September 2018 9:12

Last week, it emerged that Linda Bellos, veteran feminist of the Old Left, faces legal action for having said the…

Aimee Challenor and the danger of transgender politics

30 August 2018 18:05

Aimee Challenor – in case you haven’t heard – has just stepped down as equalities spokesperson for the Green Party.…

Why can’t lefties tolerate a transsexual conservative?

23 August 2018 14:18

I am a conservative. I believe everyone in society does best when government takes a light touch. I believe in…

Is the BBC scared of the transgender debate?

15 August 2018 13:30

I like the BBC. I like the idea of a national broadcaster and I like a lot of BBC output.…

The BBC’s new female panel show is patronising to women

5 August 2018 9:00

Where’s the F in News, new on Radio 4, is ‘an energetic, intelligent female-anchored show with a female panel’, according…

The limits of Stonewall’s tolerance

31 July 2018 17:35

‘Acceptance without exception’ is the aspirational slogan emblazoned across the website, merchandise and literature of Stonewall, the UK’s largest LGBT…

Are female prisoners at risk from transgender inmates?

20 July 2018 10:35

Earlier this week, it was reported that an inmate in HM Prison New Hall, a women’s prison, had been charged with sexually…

Labour and Tories finally see the truth about the gender debate

4 July 2018 14:55

You might not have noticed that yesterday the Government announced possible changes to the Gender Recognition Act. That’s what ministers…

Why are women who discuss gender getting bomb threats?

21 June 2018 12:08

Last night, some women got together in a room to talk about law and politics and sex and gender. The…

The Catch 22 of Labour’s gender policy

23 May 2018 15:10

Earlier this week, I wrote about David Lewis, a Labour member who was allowed to stand for election as a…

The silencing of the lesbians

16 May 2018 16:25

Even I’m a bit surprised by this and I’m writing it, but this is an article about lesbians. I’m writing…

Why are some MPs trying to shut down the transgender debate?

1 May 2018 14:04

Even if you don’t know who Stephen Doughty MP is, if you’re vaguely familiar with the history of New Labour,…

If Mumsnet can stand up for free speech, why can’t MPs?

17 April 2018 16:34

OK, I admit I’m a bit of a Mumsnet groupie, but this needs to be said: Justine Roberts is great. Roberts…

Fear and loathing grips the gender debate

27 March 2018 11:36

Since I started writing about issues of sex and gender here a few weeks ago, I have made all sorts…

Tackling the gender pay gap could leave us all worse off

8 March 2018 8:00

It’s International Women’s Day. As feminists rush to detail the many disadvantages still facing women (yes, all women, everywhere) we’ll…