A grassroots campaign in the U.K., fronted by Sharron Davies, plans to ask politicians a simple question: What is a woman? They’ll record the answers and create a website so voters can see where their representatives stand on the definition of a woman. The Telegraph has the story.
An “army” of volunteers in an apolitical new grassroots campaign is gearing up to meet all MPs and parliamentary candidates at hustings events and on their doorsteps to ask each one the question: “What is a woman?”
Their answers will be video recorded and uploaded individually to a website which is being launched in the coming months.
It will allow voters to find out instantly whether their next MP thinks women must be born female and that binary biological sex cannot be changed, or whether they believe that male-born transgender women are women too.
Sharron Davies MBE, the former Olympic swimmer and feminist campaigner who has been appointed as the campaign’s first ambassador, said it would let voters “know if their MP will stand up for women”.
The trans debate is likely to be one of the fiercest battlegrounds of the 2024 general election, with many MPs especially on the Left in a muddle over the definition of a woman.
The Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said “99.9% of women… haven’t got a penis”, while the Lib Dem leader Ed Davey said a woman can “quite clearly” have a penis.
Meanwhile, Sadiq Khan, Labour Mayor of London, has said: “A woman, when it comes to biology and sex, is an adult girl… trans women can also be women as well.”
But the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has attempted to draw a clear dividing line between the Tories and opposition parties by insisting “a woman is an adult human female”, though some liberal-leaning MPs on his own benches still disagree with that. …
Ms. Davies said: “This is a David vs Goliath battle but we are winning. Having battled all my life for fairness in sport where women are disadvantaged, I am delighted to back this campaign.
“The sex and gender debate is fundamentally about a conflict of rights between men who identify as women and those of women and girls. If your MP or candidate – our future lawmakers – do not know what a woman is, how can they fight for us, our rights, our safety”.
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