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forwomen.scot is a group of ordinary women from all over Scotland who have come together to fight for women’s and children’s rights.

The Scottish Government plans to amend the Gender Recognition Act to allow any man to self-declare himself to be a woman.  This would not require any medical treatment or surgery, or even any change in appearance.

Only 18 per cent of voters agree with these proposals.

We are concerned about the consequences of these proposals to our sex based legal rights and protections.  Many organisations are acting as though it is already law, bringing in policies that encourage men to enter women’s and girls’ spaces.  Examples include hospital wards, refuges, toilets, changing rooms, school and girl guide overnight accommodation, hostels, university rooms, and prisons.  Medical treatment and research, crime statistics, programmes for women in politics and STEM subjects, and women’s sports are also affected.

We believe:

  • sex is immutable and is a protected characteristic;
  • no person should be able to self-identify into the opposite sex;
  • women are entitled to privacy, dignity, safety and fairness;
  • women’s rights should be strengthened.

We call for evidence based discussion and legislation.

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There are no words for how proud of I am of the strength and resilience of the women who spoke tonight at Conway Hall. I love you all, and absolute hardcore shame on the pro-prostitution lobbyists who didn’t even turn up to listen to you, xx, ❤️ #SPACEWOC

I recently met someone whose daughter was put in this position. It left them feeling powerless and isolated. https://t.co/eF2aFvrNwt

Hearing about legalisation in the Netherlands. 75% of women in sex industry there are of a migrant background, creating a racial divide. 19 - 20 million sex tourists. 97% of prostituted women experience violence - so aim to prevent violence has failed. #SPACEWOC

The 2019 Canada Winter games "Inclusive and safe sport for every athlete" UNLESS YOU ARE FEMALE. Women's competition open to anyone who identifies as a woman. https://t.co/lKg4c9L3AS

A great idea and, even better, they acknowledge the pay gap is predicated on sex.

Intersex conditions affirm the dichotomous nature of mammalian biological sex.

There is female/ male. A combination of the two does not represent an entirely different sex.

Stop appropriating intersex conditions in the service of erasing women as a separate sex class from men.

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