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‘Biological males’ should not compete in women’s sports – Boris Johnson

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Published on 07/04/2022

“Biological males” should not compete in women’s sports, while women should have access to single-sex spaces in places such as hospitals and prisons, the Prime Minister has said.

Boris Johnson said it seems to him to be “sensible” that biological males should not be able to participate in women’s sporting events.

Boris Johnson has said he does not “think that biological males should be competing in female sporting events”, amid the fallout from his decision not to ban conversion practices for people questioning their gender.

Speaking to journalists during a visit to a hospital in Hertfordshire, the prime minister said the issue “wasn’t something I thought that I would have to consider in great detail”.  Johnson also said that women should have spaces in hospitals, prisons and changing rooms which were “dedicated to women”.

He added: “That doesn’t mean that I’m not immensely sympathetic to people who want to change gender, to transition, and it’s vital that we give people the maximum possible love and support in making those decisions.

“But these are complex issues. And I don’t think they can be solved with one swift, easy piece of legislation … It takes a lot of thought to get this right.”

He also insisted it was right to exclude people who were questioning their gender from a long-promised ban on so-called conversion “therapy”.

In response to these comments, Iain Anderson, the governments LGBT+ advisor stepped down owing to accusations of ministers trying to drive a wedge between, lesbian, gay and bisexual people, and those who identify as transgender.

He stated that: “Britain needs a strategy for trans people and I can’t see one at the moment. We have a tabloid debate going on about people’s lives. It’s not a respectful debate; it’s turned into a woke war.”

Tory MP Dehenna Davison who recently came out as bisexual also expressed concern over the cancelation of the Safe To Be Me conference.  This event which was due to be held in June was established to put pressure on countries to enact stronger rights for LGBT+ people.

“We had such a huge opportunity to prove the UK (and the Conservative party) is a defender of freedom,” she posted on Twitter.

“As a Conservative member of the LGBT+ community, it is so wrong it has come to this.”

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. Dale Harvey

    This article and the narrative its based on is targeted very specifically to the venn diagram of men who want to sound chivalrous defending women while at the same time being able to spout their sexist bullshit about how women are terrible at sport.

    There are certainly quite complicated issues when it comes to categorising sports by gender, Trans man competing / dominating in womens categories (Mack Begg), Cis Women being banned from competing because of their natural testosterone levels (Caster Semenya), the fact that a lot of womens categories were invented to specifically prevent women from beating men in the “real” sport in which women were often banned and are subject to widespead subjugation until today.

    A large amount of the people happy “defending” footballers from trans women are the same people who will bleat on about women dont deserve the same pay because they are terrible at the sport while ignoring that women were banned from playing it for 50 years. They are the same people who would have talked about how Black people couldn’t possible play basketball or baseball 50 years ago.

    This article does nothing to explain any of the nuance involved in this discussion, it uses bigoted and scientifically illiterate dog whistles (the term is not biological women, its cis women) to promote trans panic.

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