Scottish Parliament petition on accurately recording the sex of people charged or convicted of rape or attempted rape

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MurrayBlackburnMackenzie Mon 07-Jun-21 15:06:22

We thought this might be of interest to women on this board, based on the response to a recent news article on this issue which sparked this thread:

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/womens_rights/4221733-Rape-suspects-can-choose-to-self-identify-as-female-Times-Scotland

We have lodged a petition in the Scottish Parliament, which was published today, calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to require Police Scotland, the Crown Office and the Scottish Court Service to accurately record the sex of people charged or convicted of rape or attempted rape.

We are now collecting signatures for our petition. If you would like to sign, the link is below. Signatures will be collected for four weeks, until 5 July.

petitions.parliament.scot/petitions/PE1876

This blog sets out the background to the petition and our reasons for using a public petition to secure clarity about the issue of recording sex accurately in these cases specifically:

murrayblackburnmackenzie.org/scottish-parliament-public-petition-on-recording-sex-accurately-in-cases-of-rape-or-attempted-rape/

Thank you.

Lisa, Lucy and Kath

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Cabinfever10 Mon 07-Jun-21 15:59:20

Thank you for doing this as the SNP government is ignoring both the women of Scotland and the growing evidence of the harm Stonewall et al has and is doing to our country

FOJN Mon 07-Jun-21 17:36:00

I can't sign because I'm not in Scotland.

The monitors will report this thread because of the petition link. You could ask MN to remove the link as it's contained within the blog.

FOJN Mon 07-Jun-21 17:36:41

I see you've already been moved!

0blio Mon 07-Jun-21 17:57:37

FOJN you can sign if you're not in Scotland.

SheRasBra Mon 07-Jun-21 17:58:35

Signed. There is a drop down menu to select your country of residence.

SpindleWhorl Mon 07-Jun-21 18:03:05

I've signed it. Thank you.

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TofuDelights Mon 07-Jun-21 19:27:15

Signed. Thank you very much for everything that you are doing.

FOJN Mon 07-Jun-21 19:55:13

Thank you, I didn't get any options in the drop down when I first tried but I have now and I've signed.

Leafstamp Mon 07-Jun-21 20:00:05

Signed, thanks

snowball98 Mon 07-Jun-21 20:06:09

Signed, thank you.

honestlyhonest Mon 07-Jun-21 20:42:08

Signed - thank you

I petitioned for the Alba party for this very reason.

Because of the 'Hate Crime Bill' the issue can't be spoken about in public because almost everything you say is wrong about it goes against the rights of genuine transgender. You're basically fucked trying to find the right way of talking about it because of Twitter police

Nobody is taking any rights away from anyone. I'm only interested in protecting the safety of women and girls.
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I'm not here promoting any party in this reply. I'm only sharing my concerns with the current government policy on this issue

GromblesOfGrimbledon Mon 07-Jun-21 20:57:48

Signed.

Thank you for this.

Happy to bump this thread all day long.

RiverCityFan Mon 07-Jun-21 22:02:21

Signed

TheFnozwhowasmirage Mon 07-Jun-21 22:43:13

Signed

womaninatightspot Mon 07-Jun-21 22:48:36

I signed, actually popped onto mumsnet to post a link to your petition so glad to find it here already.

Helpful bump.

user1487194234 Mon 07-Jun-21 22:53:43

Bump
Signed

SourMilkGhyll Mon 07-Jun-21 23:15:50

2740 signatures

LeopardHawk Mon 07-Jun-21 23:17:48

Signed, thank you.

BingBongSong Tue 08-Jun-21 06:46:18

Thank you, I have signed.

passenger19 Tue 08-Jun-21 06:52:08

signed. and thank you

Whinginadeville Tue 08-Jun-21 07:01:43

Signed what an awful world we live in when this needs saying and fighting for

WhyCantIBeMoreCreative Tue 08-Jun-21 07:03:34

Signed

reprehensibleme Tue 08-Jun-21 07:06:20

Bumpity bump

MaudTheInvincible Tue 08-Jun-21 07:41:38

Signed and shared! This is so important.

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