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Good, well balanced piece in the Sun [shock]

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ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sun 03-Dec-17 18:35:10

I thought that this was a very good and fair piece.

www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/5047833/the-gender-debate-will-end-of-women-only-spaces-do-more-harm-than-good/

Hopefully as more and more people become aware about the implications of the changes to the GRA the tide will turn... <hopeful>

Ekphrasis Sun 03-Dec-17 19:01:50

I saw that via MY on twitter. It’s really good.

Lancelottie Sun 03-Dec-17 19:11:49

Makes me want to hug Miranda, frankly (though only with her full consent, of course grin).

But whoever the young chump is who reckons they've 'earned their womanhood more than any actual woman' or words to that effect... give me strength.

irretating Sun 03-Dec-17 19:17:50

No woman has ever been bullied, dismissed by people and rejected from jobs dontcha know. hmm

BexleyRae Sun 03-Dec-17 19:25:09

I was surprised at how good the article was, but the person saying how they were more entitled to womanhood as they had earned it through their transition made me so angry. Again trans saying they are superior due to taking hormones and having surgery, gives me the rage

DJBaggySmalls Sun 03-Dec-17 19:32:11

We have somehow slipped into an alternative reality, one where Miranda Yardley and Sarah Ditum are interviewed in a reasonable manner by the Sun.

Datun Sun 03-Dec-17 19:43:10

Juno also adds that the idea that men might use this law change to pose as women is “highly unlikely”.

This HAS to produce a never ending stream of dur moments!

Plus, I would like to see them use a photograph of a six-foot for brikkie in a miniskirt, instead of someone who, most of the time, passes.

Because people are swayed by appearance.

Let’s put actual appearance out there.

Ekphrasis Sun 03-Dec-17 19:43:29

That was my thought DJ. My brain hurts.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sun 03-Dec-17 19:55:26

where Miranda Yardley and Sarah Ditum are interviewed in a reasonable manner by the Sun

I really am hoping that the more main stream this becomes the less likely it is that legislation will be changed without proper scrutiny.

tinkiiev Sun 03-Dec-17 20:09:03

It is a good article.

Totally missing the point here, I know, but why does she buy two of everything and take one back?? Wouldn't it be easier to just buy one and then... it take anything back, if she liked it??confused

CertainHalfDesertedStreets Sun 03-Dec-17 20:31:34

I assume she buys for e.g a 10 and a 12 and then takes back the one that doesn't fit.

Which only goes to highlight the differences between the sexes more for me because I take 45 things into the changing rooms and frequently buy none of it...

tinkiiev Sun 03-Dec-17 21:55:06

Ohhhh I see. Seems like a big hassle still...because you'd always have to take something back. Whereas if you just bought the 12 you'd end up taking it back and exchanging it only some of the time.

Anyhoo sorry for the derail blush

tiktok Sun 03-Dec-17 22:53:02

I thought this was well worth reading, too. It doesn't cover everything - the children's issue is omitted. But that's reasonable I think.

I was very happy to see it covered in the magazine of a mainstream tabloid. The choice of interviewees was good.

It's a useful intro to the debate - hope it brings more people to the discussion.

LassWiTheDelicateAir Sun 03-Dec-17 22:57:09

We have somehow slipped into an alternative reality, one where Miranda Yardley and Sarah Ditum are interviewed in a reasonable manner by the Sun

The photo editor managed to find some truly terrible photos of Travis , not much better of Juno Dawson , a perfectly normal picture of Sarah Ditum and possibly, if one is going to be shallow and judge on appearances, a really nice one of Miranda Yardley.

Potato25 Mon 04-Dec-17 00:34:44

'It’s not a view shared by 23-year-old model Talulah-Eve, who had full gender reassignment surgery last year. "If anything, I’ve earned more right to womanhood than a cis woman,” she insists.'

?? For serious?? So women have less right to be women than a man? Absolutely ridiculous.

kooshbin Mon 04-Dec-17 00:59:19

Yes, an article that goes some way of pitching the opposing views, and pointing out the disadvantages to women. There's increasing numbers of mainstream (redtop) news outlets that are focusing on the issue. It's a pity that the Sun doesn't allow comments; it would be interesting to see responses to this article.

Potato25 - hopefully there will be many readers who have picked up on that point, and seen the ridiculousness for what it is.

MargaretRiver Mon 04-Dec-17 01:23:11

I think you can tell a genuine transwoman like Miranda by the fact that their clothes / make-up/ hair etc are typical of a woman of her age & body shape. The intention is to pass.

Whereas a typical transactivist tends to wear a few over-the top pink/frilly items and loud make up. The intention is attention-seeking, to make it obvious that they are a male-bodied person wanting to invade women's spaces /make them uncomfortable

IndominusRex Mon 04-Dec-17 07:04:16

Agree it could have done with photos of our good friends Alex and Danielle but otherwise I thought it was great. The inclusion of 'in more woman than you' and 'men won't do anything' is enough to hit a nerve with most women reading.

hipsterfun Mon 04-Dec-17 09:35:45

Shit, I’ve done fuck all to earn my right to womanhood, sitting around complacently with my XX chromosomes.

Either I need to put in some serious hard work to learn how to do make-up and start being interested in ladies’ things, or... can I just hand it back, my unfairly claimed womanhood? Perhaps I could give it to a poor oppressed man in some sort of living donor arrangement?

Poppyred85 Mon 04-Dec-17 10:47:18

Hipsterfun bugger it! Me too! If only I’d spent less time studying at university and then for postgrad qualifications while working my ass off and more time flicking my hair and swooning I’d be more entitled to my womanhood.

Copperkettles Mon 04-Dec-17 11:27:58

That's a really good article overall. Really pleased to read it.

terfing Mon 04-Dec-17 11:54:44

The thing is though, I think that most people are, or will be, gender-critical when they see the full effects of it.

From the comments that these mainstream articles get, it's clear that most people disagree with trans-ideology.

BeyondAssignation Mon 04-Dec-17 11:59:04

I know it'll probably be deleted for copyright (?), but could someone copy and paste the text so we don't have to read the sun? I can grit my teeth and read mail links, but the sun is a step too far!

tiktok Mon 04-Dec-17 12:00:07

Lol @ hipster smile

Ridiculous, innit?

I would lurve this sort of woman to be gifted a few years of periods. Not 35-40 years of them, just say five years. With occasional flooding, cramps, unexpected 'startings' and false endings - you know the sort of thing....the things that really make you feel 'like a woman'.

I don't even wish on them the sexist patriarchal shit we all live with. All the time.

Just a few periods.

See how ya like them apples.....

BeyondAssignation Mon 04-Dec-17 12:01:04

I'm quite sure that pushing babies out of my vag gives me more "right to womanhood" than a bloke. Novel idea, I know.

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