Mumsnet readers join campaign to protect women’s rights

Mumsnet readers rally behind campaign to protect women’s rights as they praise trio lobbying local election candidates on gender issues

  • Maya Forstater, Caroline Ffiske and Heather Binning are behind the campaign
  • They urge voters to ask politicians about their stance on gender politics
  • The campaign has received support from Rosie Duffield, Labor MP for Canterbury
  • She faced accusations of transphobia for saying only women have cervixes

Mumsnet readers have praised the three women for spearheading a “fantastic” campaign to lobby local election candidates over their stance on gender politics.

Activists Maya Forstater, Caroline Ffiske and Heather Binning have urged voters to ask politicians where they stand on issues such as the definition of a woman.

Launching the campaign in the Daily Mail last Friday, Miss Forstater, who co-founded the group Sex Matters, said it ‘represents the most important women’s movement since the suffragettes’.

On Saturday, he received support from Rosie Duffield, a Labor MP accused of transphobia for saying only women have cervixes.

Now readers of the parenting site Mumsnet have pledged their support for the campaign, which uses the slogan: “Respect my sex if you want my X”.

Activists for ‘Respect my sex if you want my X’, from left to right, Caroline Ffiske (Women Uniting), Heather Binning (Women’s Rights Network) and Maya Forstater (Sex Matters)

A user called EmpressaurusWitchDoesntBurn started a thread on the website about Miss Forstater’s article, writing, “That’s fantastic!”

Responses to the comment were overwhelmingly supportive.

Bellinisurge wrote: “This issue requires as much sunlight and mainstream coverage as possible. I fear [for] trans people who deserve support and health care. It is not enough to undermine women’s support and health care to obtain it.

Slothtoes wrote: ‘Oh my god. The tide is really turning… Call to action for voters. A brilliant and brilliant campaign by Maya and her colleagues. Thank you. Please don’t let this crumble into a left vs. right issue with voters.

The campaign, which urges would-be advisers to reveal their stance on transgender issues ahead of the vote, comes after a number of Labor figures struggled to answer questions on the subject.

This includes party leader Sir Keir Starmer, who refused to say whether women could have penises and women and equalities spokesperson Anneliese Dodds, who struggled to define what a woman is. .

Miss Forstater, who co-founded the group Sex Matters, said the campaign

Miss Forstater, who co-founded the group Sex Matters, said the campaign ‘represents the most important women’s movement since the suffragettes’

He received support from Rosie Duffield, a Labor MP accused of transphobia for saying only women have cervixes.

He received support from Rosie Duffield, a Labor MP accused of transphobia for saying only women have cervixes.

Another user, BettyFilous, said: “It’s a great campaign and very easy to understand… It sets out the reality of the situation, that we’re talking about intact men here and the loss of single sex provisions for men. women and girls. Masterfully crafted.

Noisyprat wrote: “I will write to my MP about this, we need to keep this in the news and keep pushing until we get proper actions and commitments from the parties.”

Miss Forstater, a tax expert whose battle in the Employment Tribunal led to a landmark ruling last year that ‘gender-critical’ beliefs are protected by the Equality Act, said Mumsnet users had supported his case “from the start”.

She added: “There has been an outpouring of support from ordinary women across the country. The comments on Mumsnet are very encouraging.