Today a UK judge ruled that the belief that biological sex is immutable is incompatible with fundamental human rights and not worthy of legal protection. In other words, you can be sacked for stating it. I’m a professor of philosophy. I believe it. I stand with @MForstater https://t.co/zHqN5Z59nE
— Kathleen Stock (@Docstockk) December 18, 2019
- A judge ruled against Maya Forstater, who lost her job as a tax expert at the Centre for Global Development after questioning government proposals to allow people to self-identify as the opposite sex. Employment Judge Tayler decided Forstater’s view that sex is immutable “is incompatible with human dignity and fundamental rights of others.” In the judgement, Tayler said:
“If a person has transitioned from male to female and has a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC), that person is legally a woman. That is not something [Forstater] is entitled to ignore. [Forstater’s] position is that even if a trans woman has a GRC, she cannot honestly describe herself as a woman. That belief is not worthy of respect in a democratic society.”
- Nineteen-year-old Chrystul Kizer is facing life in prison for killing Randall Volar, the man she accused of abusing her and selling her to other men for sex. When confronted by police, Kizer, who was 17 at the time, allegedly said she killed Volar because she was tired of him sexually assaulting her.
- Last week, Merriam-Webster announced “they” had been chosen as word of the year.
- Amies Freedom Choir brings together victims of sex trafficking to help them heal and build community.