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In a surprise move, the UK socialist newspaper Morning Star is asking socialists to directly oppose dogma that have been a part of left-wing/SJW/feminist policies for the past two decades or more.
That these dogma have converted into public policy and even law in such a short time says a lot for this Marxist tendency. That a socialist newspaper is now seeing the flaw in it, and is willing to speak out against it, as many right-wing media have been doing for some time, is remarkable.
Time for socialists to take action against gender stereotyping
There’s a popular social media meme going around that says “your rights are not like pie” — that giving rights to someone else does not take rights away from you. It’s a perfect illustration of how badly the trans rights issue is being misunderstood.Kay Green 17 October 2019
There is an exemption for “sex” in the 2010 Equality Act, which we can use to increase the participation of women in professional and political life.
There is also an exemption for “gender reassignment.” So, if you’re using the sex exemption to help women and you have, say, 50 funded training places for women, and hundreds of women apply for it, but you accept anyone who says they’re a women — ie males — under the sex exemption, instead of in a scheme based on the gender-reassignment exemption, you reduce the number of women you train.
The call is being made for “gender identity” not to be “built into our law and enforced” and against “schools teaching children gender stereotypes as though they were something biological and inescapable”.
If you want to take part in the campaign against the politicisation of ‘gender’ have a read through the article and join up at the bottom.
In a related by slightly different post, Jezebel has an article
Of Course TERFs Have Found Common Cause With White Nationalists
They make the claim (without much foundation, as it turns out) that “Trans-exclusionary radical feminists (or TERFs) have in recent years partnered with right-wing groups in the United States in an effort to rollback and restrict the rights of trans people, and in particular trans women.”