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Coasterboaster Mon 22-Jun-20 19:06:11

The British Youth Council are advertising for people age 18-25 to apply to be ambassadors for them. Only people who are female or identify as non-binary should apply.

So, is this a role exempt from legislation because they want a female? Or can a non-binary person who is male apply, and take up a woman's space?

I don't understand how this is allowed. If there's a genuine need for a woman, then don't they want a woman? Don't they risk non-binary men applying, and then finding it sexist to be turned down based on biology? Do they mean "non-binary, but female not male"? And WHY?

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OhHolyJesus Mon 22-Jun-20 19:13:01

I'd call them or email for clarification and perhaps forward details to the Baroness.

They have deliberately misinterpreted the EA2010 on the sex based exemptions. Survivors Network did something similar for a role counselling under 13 who were victims of child sex abuse. It's happening everywhere!

You won't get anywhere reporting it unless you are an applicant and have a case for discrimination go against you for being female (not identifying as female) but awareness of it happening as a practice could be raised.

notyourhandmaid Wed 24-Jun-20 03:02:10

Definite misreading of EA2010. They could ask for women (and for this to include transwomen with GRCs) but 'non-binary' is not a protected characteristic because it is total BS .

OhHolyJesus Fri 26-Jun-20 09:12:20

OP do you have a link to this job as by any chance?

FFSFFSFFS Fri 26-Jun-20 09:23:32

Ah - the good old Non-Men category.

The Miscellaneous Assorted Category.

coasterboaster Wed 01-Jul-20 22:42:27

I see someone has already asked for clarification.

OhHolyJesus Thu 02-Jul-20 22:26:26

Thanks OP.

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