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Define ‘Woman’

Last week, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak caused a stir in Parliament by accusing Opposition Leader Keir Starmer of U-turning on “defining a woman, although, in fairness, that was only 99 per cent of a U-turn.” This was a reference to Starmer’s remark that “99 percent of women don’t have a penis”. This was widely regarded […]

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Elon Musk. Unfortunately.

Cis isn’t a Slur

Content warning: Since we’re talking about slurs, we are inevitably going to be mentioning some slurs. I’ll try not to mention them myself, but I won’t edit them out of any quotes I use. Elon Musk, who is officially History’s Biggest Loser, declared last Wednesday that the terms ‘cis’ and ‘cisgender’ would be considered slurs […]

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Overtaken by Events

Sam Leith has written in the Spectator, asking “Should a trans woman inherit a peerage over their [sic] older sister?” This question is raised by trans woman Matilda Simon inheriting a title and contesting a seat in the House of Lords. It’s a confused mess of an article — claiming that hereditary peerage is an […]

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