The increasingly powerful transgender lobby
by Andrew Pierce, Mailonline:
Women have made great strides in the RAF in recent decades.
The first female operational pilot took off in 1990. A woman joined the world famous Red Arrows display team in 2009. And two years later the first female crew took the controls of a Typhoon combat jet.
But yesterday, the advancement of women took an extraordinary turn when it was revealed the RAF is planning to ban women from wearing skirts on the parade ground.
It’s not, as you might imagine, a response to a clamour from feminists among the 4,400 women in the RAF. No, the pressure comes from the increasingly powerful transgender lobby.
A Ministry of Defence source says: ‘There are concerns that by forcing RAF personnel to wear skirts it’s discriminatory towards a variety of people, such as those with tattoos and transgender personnel.
‘It’s about being inclusive and any changes would be for all the right reasons.’
How does pandering to a tiny, but vocal, minority constitute the ‘right’ reasons?