They’ll angrily tell you that they oppose both it and its reform, but none of them can tell you what it does or what the reforms would do.

The Scottish government recently released the results of its second consultation into reforming the Gender Recognition Act (GRA). Again, just like the first, and just like the one for England and Wales, it showed that the majority of people and the majority of experts support reforming it. The Gender Critical (GC) movement were of course not happy with this and brought people from all across the UK to Holyrood to protest against…

A lot of the argument about GC transphobia revolves around who is a “real woman”, but that’s uninteresting compared to their policies

Here are a list of mainstream “Gender Critical” beliefs and positions that are unambiguously transphobic:

  1. Wanting to ban trans women and girls from the women’s spaces that they use today for protection against the misogynistic sexism they face
  2. Wanting to ban internationally recommended healthcare for trans children or adults
  3. Wanting to shut down trans healthcare providers
  4. Wanting to prevent trans healthcare reform, the NHS is broken for trans people
  5. Opposing a conversion therapy ban for trans children or…

Answering one of my most asked questions

Some Gender Critical people discussing The Trans Question

I often post screenshots of ridiculous, stupid and horrific things that transphobes, Gender Critical people, bigots etc say on Twitter with the goal of either laughing at them or debunking them or just showing the world how hateful lots of these people are. In fact I have a weekly YouTube show based around doing this called Terf Wars. Almost every time I post these screenshots on Twitter or in the show I censor who they come from, and very frequently people reply asking why I’ve done that.

I understand the annoyance, sometimes it…

I often get asked who to follow, so here are some recommendations on various platforms! Click on their names for a link!



Nikkie de Jager — NikkieTutorials

“Nikkie de Jager, better known by her YouTube channel name NikkieTutorials, is a Dutch makeup artist and beauty vlogger. She gained online popularity in 2015 after her YouTube video “The Power of Makeup” became popular and inspired many other videos of people showing their faces with and without makeup.” — Wikipedia

Natalie Wynn — Contrapoints

YouTuber, ex-philosopher. Sex, drugs, and social justice.

Jim Sterling

It is Jim Sterling, an idiot for you to enjoy! Among the longest standing critics…

Please note this article discusses violent transphobia

Unknown Woman, 19th of February 2020, Sheffield, UK

Attempted murder, victim survived, attacker jailed for 5 years [source]

Unknown Woman, 8th of April 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

Addressing a common “Gender Critical” argument

It is worth noting that Gender Critical people always write “transwomen” rather than trans women to try and communicate their belief that trans women are not women

This isn’t just a tongue twister, this is a serious and surprisingly not that rare “Gender Critical” (GC) argument against the assertion that trans women are women. The argument goes: if you are asserting that trans women are a type of women, then you must also be making the assertion that women are all trans women. The implication then being that this second assertion is trivially false, therefore the first assertion must be false too. Yes, you read that correctly.

This is a very fundamental misunderstanding of logic, specifically set theory. It can be…

Some thoughts on engaging with misogynists, homophobes and transphobes

I spend a lot of time (too much) arguing with people on the internet, mainly in favour of feminism, LGBT rights and atheism. I want to discuss a specific type of argument that I come up against a lot, one that I personally first encountered when I was arguing for equal marriage in Australia in 2016. I was arguing that homophobia is bad, and that the law at the time was homophobic because it prevented specifically gay people from having the same rights as everyone else. Pretty straight forward. The person…

A list of the rights that trans people are missing in order to be equal to cis people around the world.

This is a live document and is not exhaustive. If you know of a right missing in your country, or you have an article to back up one mentioned (even if it already has a source), please comment below or contact me on Twitter.

(Please note: So far I have only done Europe, Central Asia, the USA, and some of Africa. …

On Sunday the 28th of June celebrity and activist Jameela Jamil deleted all of her tweets from before 2020. Shortly after, on Wednesday the 22nd of July, comedian Josie Long deleted all of her tweets completely. I know what you’re thinking. This, of course, can only mean one thing: that they are trying to hide that they ever supported Mermaids, a UK charity that supports trans children. More importantly this is finally the beginning of the end for Mermaids and the concept of trans children in general, soon every celebrity and organisation will disavow them! …

Addressing the claim that you can always tell who is trans or not, with evidence.

Six cis women and one trans woman

A common argument encountered online when discussing trans rights is “we can always tell”, by this they mean people can always tell if someone is trans or not, and that the idea that trans people ever “pass” is a myth. If you asked any trans person if they thought people could always tell they’d probably just laugh. It’s such a common assertion that it has its own hashtag: #WeCanAlwaysTell where trans people and allies laugh at such claims. If you talked to some Gender Critical…

Katy Montgomerie

Katy is a feminist, LGBT rights advocate, atheist, metalhead, insect enthusiast and trans woman

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