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Forwomen.scot is a group of ordinary women from all over Scotland who have come together to protect and strengthen 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 respondents in a national, independently commissioned poll 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 adversely affected.

We believe:

  • sex is immutable and is a protected characteristic;
  • women are entitled to privacy, dignity, safety and fairness;
  • women’s rights should be strengthened.

As our name suggests, we campaign on a positive, pro-women basis and we call for evidence based discussion and legislation.

Conveners: Trina Budge, Marion Calder and Susan Smith


Tweets by @ForwomenScot

@EmersonSpartz @Woman4W @jk_rowling Living in fear and self-censorship is bad for the soul. Courage can be easier on yourself in the end than cowardice, even if other people are harder on you.

Dear Mr Wearing,
While admiring your artistry,as a member of our parliament I am gravely concerned that you have seemingly unwittingly distorted the Act we carefully debated and HM passed into law.I will be writing a letter to you requesting clarification.Yours sincerely,BNoW https://twitter.com/dwearing1972/status/1279398000473800704

THREAD. We have concerns about corporate interference in British democracy & question whether it is appropriate for the global corporation Google to be actively involved in promoting this regressive pushback against women's democratic rights. 1/ https://twitter.com/GoogleUK/status/1273556835421880320

@ForwomenScot @meghagarg453 @jk_rowling "the right to delegitimize"

TRANS-LATION:

"to question"

Aside from all the politics, Oldspeak was just so much more elegant and direct.

So Tweeter A is allowed to demand my ovaries, but I’m not allowed to talk about my ovaries, because you haven’t got ovaries? Seems fair.

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