Gender

The problem with calling Sam Smith ‘they’

17 September 2019 11:54

Singer Sam Smith has announced that from now on his pronouns are ‘they/them’, sparking an overdue conversation about the social…

Why we can’t ignore the case of Jessica Yaniv

22 July 2019 16:14

In Canada right now, a group of female workers, at least one of whom is a migrant, are coming under…

It’s time to listen to the NHS gender clinic whistleblowers

19 July 2019 12:59

Why are increasing numbers of children designated as transgender? Are the resulting medical interventions safe and justified and in the…

Jacqueline Wilson was right to be wary of wading into the trans debate

25 April 2019 8:30

Children’s author Jacqueline Wilson has come under fire for expressing concerns about the impact of hormone treatment on trans children.…

Changing the gender pay gap system won’t help – let’s scrap it instead

12 April 2019 10:50

My heart skipped a beat when I discovered the Royal Statistical Society was publishing a report, out today, which calls…

It is now ‘transphobic’ to report doctors’ fears about trans’ children’s health

8 April 2019 15:42

The Times today reports serious concerns about the functioning of the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at the Tavistock &…

The problem with the gender pay gap obsession

4 April 2019 15:21

Would we condone teaching a child that 1+1 = 3, for the sake of increasing her interest in maths? No. Would…

What MPs are still getting wrong about the trans debate

25 February 2019 6:00

I am a little late in coming to the recent report on community cohesion by the All Party Parliamentary Group on…

Why are the police stopping a 74-year-old tweeting about transgenderism?

5 February 2019 9:42

Margaret Nelson is a 74-year-old woman who lives in a village in Suffolk. On Monday morning she was woken by…

Women are abused in the name of ‘trans rights’. But do MPs care?

5 December 2018 14:26

There are some things that pretty much everyone in politics and public life agrees on. Ask any politician about any…

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…