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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

Elsewhere on Canadian Rainbow Twitter, @jk_rowling is a danger to children, responsible for the deaths of thousands and the suffering of millions more.

Millions. Deaths.

I mean, I thought 'Goblet of Fire' got a bit unwieldy in places but that's a harsh review of Ickabog.

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Proud of our #Expelme rally attendees' donation to @nia_endingVAWG
Not proud of @UKLabour's ridiculous rejection of @K_IngalaSmith's application to join!
We await @Keir_Starmer's reply to our letter offering to brief him with @JohannLamont
All please sign https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/labour-womens-declaration https://twitter.com/K_IngalaSmith/status/1265337003803058179

A huge thank you to all at @LabWomenDec for donating funds raised from the #ExpelMe Rally on March 9 to support our work with women and girls subjected to men's violence.

Thank you also for standing up for women's right to single sex services. https://twitter.com/LabWomenDec/status/1235181080162033664

.@GMB_union needs to answer for its craven capitulation to those who bully @MumsnetTowers and its users.
Do GMB union officials fold this quickly in pay negotiations?! https://twitter.com/MForstater/status/1265201870437519360

Seriously @stonewalluk you can’t even bring yourselves to mention the word “homosexuality” any more when referring to our historical battles? Gay men and lesbians who fought against Section 28, are you watching this betrayal? Join us. #SexNotGender https://twitter.com/stonewalluk/status/1264571946236366854

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