Nicole Lampert

Transgender wars and the fight for female emancipation

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It has been more than 100 years since women got the vote. We’ve had two female prime ministers. The #MeToo movement has been and gone. And yet people are still suspicious of what women say. Has the battle for equality been won? I’m not convinced.

In the last few weeks we have seen: a best-selling author’s books set on fire after she was branded a ‘Terf’; a Ted talks series for females change the word women to ‘womxn’; the Irish health service remove references to ‘women’ on its information page on cervical smears; the Lib Dems devising a definition of ‘transphobia’ that effectively silences women who have...

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