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Petition to the government on self-ID

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YesItsADebate Thu 01-Mar-18 22:28:15

I've been looking for a petition on the government website on self-ID but the only ones I can see are in favour. What do you think of the wording of this draft?

The words allowed are very limited but it's drafted based on the SAGES fact sheet, A Woman's Place UK demands and Fair Play For Women's website. I've contacted FPFW to ask if they have a petition in the works.

YesItsADebate Fri 02-Mar-18 10:27:03

Here it is, if you want to sign:

YesItsADebate Fri 02-Mar-18 10:37:42

Petition text:

Consult with women on proposals to enshrine 'gender identity' in law

The government proposes to amend the law to allow people to self-identify as men or women, and to stop allowing organisations in sensitive situations to exclude people of the opposite birth sex. We call for women to be consulted on how to protect women and girls' rights, safety, privacy and dignity.

We call for:
- Respectful and evidence-based discussion about the impact of proposed changes and for women's voices to be heard.
- The government to consult with women’s organisations on how self-declaration would impact on women-only services and spaces, data-gathering, and monitoring of sex-based discrimination.
- The principle of single-sex spaces to be upheld – and where necessary extended.

- The Sex and Gender Ethics Society
- A Woman's Place UK
- Fair Play for Women
- #ManFriday

TheBiscuitOfDestiny Fri 02-Mar-18 11:46:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheBiscuitOfDestiny Fri 02-Mar-18 11:46:50

I've just noticed it names you, would you like me to report my post and remove. Really sorry!

YesItsADebate Fri 02-Mar-18 11:51:20

No worries, it's in the public domain and I'm as prepared as I can be. Thanks for posting the info - I will re-post ocne it's approved and up and running.

TheBiscuitOfDestiny Fri 02-Mar-18 11:56:27

I was a but hasty and got it pulled anyway blush

I think the work you are doing is excellent, and look forward to signing it when it becomes available.

I'm really hoping that we get that opportunity, the amount of silencing that is happening other this issue is frightening.

ShotsFired Fri 02-Mar-18 12:01:06

I'll defo sign it when its live too.

YesItsADebate Mon 12-Mar-18 11:53:21

It’s live:

Sickoffamilydrama Mon 12-Mar-18 11:58:24

I've just signed grin

Beerincomechampagnetastes Mon 12-Mar-18 11:58:53

I’ve signed

butterfly990 Mon 12-Mar-18 12:04:05

I've signed and shared on facebook

VaguelyAware Mon 12-Mar-18 12:20:14

I've signed & shared on Twitter.

YesItsADebate Mon 12-Mar-18 13:02:45

Thanks guys flowers

VaguelyAware Mon 12-Mar-18 16:48:07

Wow - it's gone from about 40 to 1400 in 3 hours!

newtlover Mon 12-Mar-18 16:51:04

1414 now

YesItsADebate Mon 12-Mar-18 17:21:37

>1500 smile

newtlover Tue 13-Mar-18 11:48:31

3353 star

AbiBrown Wed 14-Mar-18 22:57:05

Signed smile

DNAnotGRA Wed 14-Mar-18 23:00:04

Keep it going!

Jux Sat 17-Mar-18 21:34:17

Signed. 10 signatories in my constituency; I wonder if they're on these threads wink. Probably all at the T end, while I'm at the H end.

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