transgender

The ruling on Caster Semenya is a common sense compromise

6 May 2019 16:18

Was the Caster Semenya ruling fair? It’s an emotional case that has sparked debate across the world. Born with a…

At last, an MP brave enough to say: Twitter hates women

2 May 2019 8:25

It can never be said enough that Twitter is not real life, and that it is a huge mistake to…

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.…

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 &…

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…

This MP has summed up everything wrong with the transgender debate

21 November 2018 17:48

MPs have been talking about gender and sex and the law. This is a good thing. That’s the job Parliament…

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…

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…

When a dictionary definition becomes hate speech

26 September 2018 15:35

So, when does a dictionary definition count as hate speech? When it’s the dictionary definition of a woman – ‘woman/noun/adult…

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…

Labour’s refusal to accept the definition of a woman

11 September 2018 17:04

‘Well what sort of question is that? That’s bloody stupid if you ask me. I’ve two daughters and five grandchildren.…

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…

Is it a crime to say ‘women don’t have penises’?

19 August 2018 9:24

Is it now a crime to say “women don’t have penises”? A police force and a City mayor seem to…

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.…

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…

Is transgender ideology making the UK’s mental health crisis worse?

25 June 2018 10:30

There is a mental health crisis in the UK. The symptoms are often body related, and the causes are complex,…

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…

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,…

The age of the unicorn question

14 September 2017 7:58

I’ve been in Los Angeles for the last week, and it takes a special set of occurrences for someone to…

Pragmatic women have cross-dressed throughout history – but it doesn’t make them transgender

13 September 2017 11:28

Women passing as men is a well-documented manoeuvre that goes back centuries. The history stretches from the legend of Hua…

The most half-baked thing about the anti-transgender Christian couple isn’t their approach to gender

12 September 2017 15:34

We live in a society with a tendency towards liberal intolerance, in which the fury of the mob turns on…

Of course a man hasn’t had a baby. Let’s not pretend otherwise

10 July 2017 18:00

You know a Man Having Baby story really would be a story if it were true. But the latest Man…

It’s dangerous and wrong to tell all children they’re ‘gender fluid’

27 January 2016 14:55

This is the cover piece of this week’s Spectator, out tomorrow: Once upon a time, ‘binary’ was a mathematical term. Now…