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 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 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.

Tweets by @ForwomenScot

@LucyHunterB @jammach @JillBannister2 @ForwomenScot @WG_Scotland Surely the answer should be to make single SEX provision the norm, and something that can only be changed after due consultation with the users.
It should never be at the discretion of the provider.

Re last bit of thread, a DM arrives: “My 15 year old daughter already feels she has no way of challenging a man who says he’s a woman in a female only space. I can’t tell you how upset I feel about that.” Whether you think she should be goes pretty much to the heart of all this.

Massive thanks for recent donations. We are all volunteers & solely funded by donations. That we are challenging the narrative of the well funded orgs is testament to all who are determined that #sexmatters.

We're printing more leaflets, so let us know if you'd like some!

Glad to hear that this is being investigated. As @bindelj remarks, the victim blaming from some quarters has been appalling & is, sadly, a reflection of how much of society still reacts to attacks on women.



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