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Paediatrician claiming sex is a spectrum

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Sexnotgender Wed 22-Jul-20 16:05:54

Gets schooled by one of his old professors, and it’s GLORIOUS.

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Littlegreymen Wed 22-Jul-20 16:07:55


SarahTancredi Wed 22-Jul-20 16:12:39

So put of curiosity, when they ars looking at side effects or doses etc which chart do they look at?

What a twit.

FloralBunting Wed 22-Jul-20 16:17:55

That's very "I'm not angry with you Alex, I'm just disappointed" 🤣😂🤣

ThatsHowWeRowl Wed 22-Jul-20 16:25:50

Ha ha, brilliant! Have looked up the thread and he has now backtracked and accepted that sex is binary and apologised for bringing intersex into it!

Winesalot Wed 22-Jul-20 16:28:58

It was a well toned answer by Susan Bewley. And after an excellent tweet also from ClaireCAIS and others on DSDs, Alex apologised and admitted that he did in fact understand that sex was NOT a spectrum and that he understood that he should not use people with DSDs like this....

It does seem that he has political aspirations.

Michelleoftheresistance Wed 22-Jul-20 16:42:34

So in other words, it was all bollocks and he knew perfectly well that it was all bollocks but was saying it for personal effect? hmm

Does he have a beard?

MiraWard77 Wed 22-Jul-20 16:49:23

The way he admits his mistake, having listened to others, then corrects himself AND APOLOGISES is quite something.

I have a lot of respect for him.

Heavens! The potential for a Green Party where some candidates understand both what a woman is and how changes to the law affect them. AND who can admit fault and learn from mistakes??!

They won't get far in politics...

BostonFernGreen Wed 22-Jul-20 16:53:05

@MiraWard77 I see it slightly differently. I think he's being manipulative and disingenuous. As a medic he knows sex is binary. He thought the spectrum line would play well and when it didn't he changed his tune.

Unforgivable to use his status as a doctor to lend credence to something which is not true and may harm children.

Helmetbymidnight Wed 22-Jul-20 16:54:52

that is brilliant grin

Helmetbymidnight Wed 22-Jul-20 16:55:53

he is clean shaven but may identify as bearded.

Helmetbymidnight Wed 22-Jul-20 16:56:46

he works on the drug policy -arf- for the green party

Cascade220 Wed 22-Jul-20 16:57:51

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SoftlySoftly123 Wed 22-Jul-20 16:58:13

Susan Bewley is brilliant. She expressed a lot of sense early in lockdown when a lot of things were up in the air with maternity services.

ThinEndoftheWedge Wed 22-Jul-20 17:11:14

Unforgivable to use his status as a doctor to lend credence to something which is not true and may harm children.


ThePurported Wed 22-Jul-20 17:15:41

It does seem that he has political aspirations

Yup, in the Green Party whose regional co-chairs are expected to identify as 'self-identifying non-female' or 'self-identifying non-male'.

SunsetBeetch Wed 22-Jul-20 17:17:23

Ha! Got caught out there, wokey blokey.

MiraWard77 Wed 22-Jul-20 17:22:47

Yeah, you're probably right @BostonFernGreen

It got him a LOT of publicity too. Probably really helping his candidacy.

Winesalot Wed 22-Jul-20 17:24:32

I tend to agree with BostonFern. I felt that it was very manipulative to have posted it in the first place. It was in answer to Sharhar Ali's answer of 'what is a woman' so I did see it as a calculated risk that backfired hugely. He had no where to go to maintain his credibility.

Sexnotgender Wed 22-Jul-20 17:43:54


*Unforgivable to use his status as a doctor to lend credence to something which is not true and may harm children.*


Absolutely, he tried to use his "status" to manipulate. They really do stoop very low don't they.

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StandWithYou Wed 22-Jul-20 18:05:12

I’m disgusted he used his status to say something that is untrue but it shows the level they have to go to, to assert TWAW. It’s a bit like some of the responses to the Rugby Union proposal to not allow transwomen to play in women’s rugby. Despite all the evidence and he process that has been followed the results are still queried, questioned and still cannot see that women’s safety should be the prime consideration. This is one argument - we will still have to go through it on all the others with people like this doctor telling lies because they don’t like the result. Fucking unbelievable.

ChattyLion Wed 22-Jul-20 18:07:48

Susan Bewley is brilliant!!

Apollo440 Wed 22-Jul-20 18:20:49

I'm sure the little idiot wouldn't have backed down if his tutor hadn't shown up. It makes you wonder why they do it when they known they're wrong. Just enjoys pissing on women maybe?

FedUpAtHomeTroels Wed 22-Jul-20 18:26:27

God love Susan Bewley, she's a star. grin grin

RoyalCorgi Wed 22-Jul-20 18:36:21

Unforgivable to use his status as a doctor to lend credence to something which is not true and may harm children.

When you think about it, it is quite extraordinary that a medical doctor would rather say something he knew to be untrue, and risk looking like an ignoramus, than say something truthful and be thought a bigot.

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