There is male. There is female. And there is the right to privacy

May 11, 2018 by

by Laura Perrins, The Conservative Woman:

The answer to the transgender debate, according to Alice Thomson in the Times, is to ‘talk less about gender’. Oh really, I thought. So we will not be hearing any more about the ‘gender pay gap’ or how so-and-so is the first woman to achieve a particular milestone? I doubt it.

In this infantile piece, Thomson essentially conflates gender with sex. In fact, that is what the entire transgender debate is about. Activists say they don’t fit into a particular gender stereotype and then demand spaces that are allocated on the basis of biological sex. There may be ‘gender fluid’ people out there but there are no ‘biologically fluid’ people. There is male and there is female and although there are a tiny minority whose chromosomes do not follow the XX or XY distinction, that is a biological condition and not what this debate is about.

We are born either male or female, and this is recognised by the State in the form of a birth certificate. It is not something the State ‘allocates’ to us – it merely acknowledges a biological truth.

If you don’t want to go along with the feminine or masculine stereotypes of a culture, that is fine. But that does not mean men should access spaces that are allocated to women on the basis of biological differences, owing to the critical differences between the male and female body.

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