And so it begins: Transwoman is running for women's officer of NUS

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PosieReturningParker Fri 19-Feb-16 15:52:51

Some of her aims:

Gender neutral sex ed
Women in leadership making room for transwomen (because you know how many women are in leadership roles)
BUS accepting transwomen to compete as women in sports

Sophie38 Fri 19-Feb-16 16:08:04

Oh ffs

LumpySpacedPrincess Fri 19-Feb-16 16:09:36

I couldn't get past gender neutral sex ed...[head in hands emoticon]

Hullygully Fri 19-Feb-16 16:11:47

agggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

fight fight fight fight fight fight

MrsJamin Fri 19-Feb-16 16:11:57

This is not good. Someone who has grown up as a man won't be able to get half the issues that a women's officer would need to have personal experience of. A bit of a "Rachel Dolezal" situation to me.

Cerseirys Fri 19-Feb-16 16:14:51

WTF is gender neutral sex ed?

OneFlewOverTheDodosNest Fri 19-Feb-16 16:16:14

Gender neutral sex ed? Seriously? Gah.

OneFlewOverTheDodosNest Fri 19-Feb-16 16:17:13

Wait, can we clarify - is the person running for women's officer at a Uni or for the entire NUS?

bigkidsdidit Fri 19-Feb-16 16:18:05

Why can't men in leadership positions make way for trans women? Why specifically women making way?

PurpleDaisies Fri 19-Feb-16 16:20:39

It's for the whole NUS oneflewoverthecuckoosnest.

lusu.co.uk/11867/lusu-officer-stands-for-national-office/

PurpleDaisies Fri 19-Feb-16 16:22:31

I'm so sorry I've got your name wrong there oneflewoverthedodosnest.

Sophie38 Fri 19-Feb-16 16:24:08

They need to choose someone with more experience of being a woman.

msrisotto Fri 19-Feb-16 16:25:39

Fucking hell, what a piss take

bigkidsdidit Fri 19-Feb-16 16:26:41

What does the bit about 'trans women's issues are being sidelined in the trans community' mean confused

OneFlewOverTheDodosNest Fri 19-Feb-16 16:28:07

I'd like to come up with a coherent response to this, but all I'm thinking is "Oh for fucks sake"

Hullygully Fri 19-Feb-16 16:30:04

And "diverse women," that'll be men then.

soapboxqueen Fri 19-Feb-16 16:30:44

bigkidsdidit I was wondering that myself

Claraoswald36 Fri 19-Feb-16 16:30:49

Oh bore off!!
But I might get some popcorn for when the trans thought police rock up

TeaPleaseLouise Fri 19-Feb-16 16:31:14

Excellent point bigkidsdidit

It really is just stamping on women's rights. How can they not see that?

I mean, if a trans woman wants to live their life as if they were a woman, fine, they can do as they like as far as I'm concerned. But I can't and won't accept that doing that means they actually are a woman.

Claraoswald36 Fri 19-Feb-16 16:33:28

Tea - strongly agree

Tartyflette Fri 19-Feb-16 16:36:17

Fuck! My old Alma Mater! but it always was a bit sanctimonious on issues like these

Lottapianos Fri 19-Feb-16 16:36:20

Jesus, I am so sick of this. 'Women's Officer'! I honestly don't know whether to laugh or cry

coffeeisnectar Fri 19-Feb-16 16:37:56

What is the sex ed thing about? I don't understand? Sex ed at uni? And how can it be gender neutral? Surely you either have a penis or a vagina and the accompanying hormones and bits that make babies? I just think odfod when I read shit like this.

I feel like women's rights are being eroded by trans rights as if their fight is more important and that their right to become a woman is more important than the rights of women who were born women. Thus alienating half the population because how the fuck can someone who has lived as a man be able to understand a hormonal female mind? Just baffling.

PerspicaciaTick Fri 19-Feb-16 16:44:15

I can't get passed the aim to get women to cede their rare and hard-won positions in leadership to transwomen.

Why can't transwomen win their own positions in leadership at the expense of men rather than women?

Tartyflette Fri 19-Feb-16 16:44:51

Just had a look -- could it be a wind-up? -- Sorry and all that but that's just a bloke in a really bad wig and a frock. (Ducks).

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