transgender

J.K. Rowling and the death of nuance

6 January 2022 3:20 am

There are few good things to say about the public conversation around transgender issues, which all too often shows us…

Gender is contentious. The BBC is pretending it isn't

8 December 2021 2:10 am

The BBC has produced its annual 100 Women list, a showcase for women who have done interesting, important things. There’s…

Eddie Redmayne shouldn't regret playing a trans character

22 November 2021 11:46 pm

Eddie Redmayne was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in The Danish Girl, but now he is having second thoughts…

The grim reality of gender reassignment

14 November 2021 9:17 am

Lisa Littman, a doctor and researcher, recently surveyed ‘detransitioners’ — people who thought they were transgender then changed their minds.…

Why liberals must stand with Kathleen Stock

12 October 2021 4:15 am

I know what it feels like to be bullied and vilified for expressing views with which, eventually, many right-minded people…

Help! I don’t know what a cervix is

6 October 2021 9:50 pm

With all this talk of private parts, the political has now gotten very personal. Recently, I was having an argument…

Scotland's census sex muddle is bad news for transgender people

3 September 2021 4:42 am

What is your sex? It is a simple question and one that we can all surely answer. When it comes…

Is it fair for Laurel Hubbard to compete against women?

2 August 2021 4:33 pm

Today, the conversation about transgender rights and the interests of women turns to sport. At the Olympic Games, Laurel Hubbard…

New Zealand's transgender debate is turning nasty

14 July 2021 7:25 pm

New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the right to vote in parliamentary elections. But now,…

When feminists fight back

12 June 2021 3:45 pm

We have been told that our mere presence as academics makes students feel unsafe. We have been threatened with violence,…

Maya Forstater’s win is a victory for rational thinking

10 June 2021 9:03 pm

At her employment tribunal, two years ago, Maya Forstater was toldthat her views ‘were not worthy of respect in a…

What Dawn Butler gets wrong about Stonewall

3 June 2021 7:30 am

It’s been a bad night for Stonewall. Yesterday, the Labour MP Dawn Butler created a Twitter Poll. ‘Who do you…

Trans offenders are skewing crime statistics

20 May 2021 8:07 pm

Tonia Antoniazzi’s speech in the House of Commons this week was remarkable, not because of what she said – the…

Stonewall and the silencing of feminist voices at universities

20 May 2021 1:54 am

This week a game-changer of a report released by Essex university led to its Vice Chancellor abjectly apologising for the…

British MPs are finally engaging with the gender identity debate

18 May 2021 9:02 pm

I used to write a lot about sex and gender here. I don’t do so quite as much these days…

In praise of the LGB Alliance

24 April 2021 4:00 pm

Once upon a time an organisation was established to campaign for gay and lesbian rights. They faced opposition from the…

What happened when the trans mob came for Robert Webb?

16 April 2021 9:54 pm

Robert Webb is best known for making people laugh, but he conducted himself with poise and grace when he was…

Teaching unions shouldn't be defining 'transphobia'

12 April 2021 10:35 pm

A year of disrupted schooling means there are plenty of issues facing our schools right now. But delegates at last week’s…

A warning from Australia on the transgender debate

13 February 2021 5:00 pm

It’s great that Britain’s high court has ruled that children can’t give informed consent to receive puberty blockers. I only wish…

The myth of ‘progressive’ thinking

13 February 2021 9:00 am

Too much weight is put on the idea of ‘progress’

Spain's transgender wars are turning nasty

23 January 2021 6:05 pm

Lidia Falcón O’Neill is a legendary figure in Spanish politics. Half a century ago, she stood up to Franco as head of…

Biden's trans rights agenda is bad news for women and girls

22 January 2021 1:36 am

Joe Biden has wasted little time grabbing rights from women and girls across America. On day one, he signed an Executive Order…

Tavistock gender clinic whistleblowers have been vindicated

21 January 2021 2:50 am

The Care Quality Commission has released its reports on the gender identity services offered by the Tavistock and Portman NHS…

The BBC should be ashamed of its reporting on trans teenagers

23 December 2020 9:30 pm

This is an article about some difficult, complex subjects: suicide, mental health, support for transgender children. It’s also about something…

It’s completely rational for girls to want to be boys

19 December 2020 9:00 am

I’ve always been perplexed why anyone lucky enough to be born male would want to swap sexes. But it seems…