Gender

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…

Brexit and gender are off limits for aspiring authors

7 March 2021 5:30 pm

When a small US publisher accepted my first book for young adults, ‘Crosstrack’, it wasn’t long before things went pear…

Beware the linguistic Trojan horse

27 February 2021 9:00 am

It’s the bane of many an author these days: those newspaper-filler Q&As. One I recently filled out included the question:…

Mr Potato Head and the cult of gender neutrality

27 February 2021 1:52 am

Another pillar of the patriarchy has fallen. His name is Mr Potato Head – or rather, it was Mr Potato…

The SNP's transphobia muddle

23 February 2021 9:32 pm

For a party so devoted to trans rights, it seems strange that the SNP is less than forthcoming over its…

Do gender studies departments have a gender problem?

20 February 2021 9:00 am

Target practice The government hit its target of giving a first Covid vaccine to 15 million of the most vulnerable…

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…

Why do Innocent drinks think this pensioner is guilty of 'transphobia'?

30 January 2021 6:07 am

The trans debate can be a nasty one. And when women (and it usually is women) have the courage to speak…

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…

2020 was the year the tide turned in the trans wars

30 December 2020 6:55 pm

2020 will, of course, be remembered as the year in which Covid-19 was unleashed on the world. But it is…

Eddie Izzard and the denigration of women

23 December 2020 1:49 am

I’m done with being white. It’s boring. From now on I choose to identify as black and I insist that…

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…

What French women want

12 December 2020 9:00 am

Considering the subject of compatibility, experienced British expats in France maintain that a French man and an English woman might…

The Tavistock is a national scandal

5 December 2020 9:00 am

How noble of the British Library to have apologised to the family of the late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes for…

Let men have their boys’ clubs

3 October 2020 9:00 am

There’s nothing wrong with men-only clubs

How progressive misogyny works

29 August 2020 9:00 am

It happens a lot lately. Not just in a Twitter DM or an email but in real life. Someone tells…

What explains the rising number of children with gender issues?

15 August 2020 12:22 am

I have recently read a fascinating new paper, via a Mail on Sunday report, about the growing number of children…

Are whistleblowers being silenced at the NHS gender clinic?

9 July 2020 2:24 am

The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust carries out some of the most…

Was this journalist sacked for saying ‘sex is binary’?

22 January 2020 10:35 pm

I write a lot about transgenderism. I do so for several reasons. Among them: because politicians still aren’t doing their…

The new trend for ‘gender reveal’ parties sums up the mood of the past decade

21 December 2019 9:00 am

OMG, the end of the decade is almost here, which means it’s time to start reflecting on what on earth…

Trans activists are making life harder for trans people

14 December 2019 9:00 am

This was the year that the word ‘non-binary’ went mainstream. It has now officially entered the dictionary — lexicographers at…

Is not believing in transgenderism incompatible with human dignity?

5 October 2019 1:54 am

Judges, like comedians, seem ever more convinced that their role in society is to broadcast their political opinions. As Jonathan…

Why we can’t ignore the case of Jessica Yaniv

23 July 2019 1:14 am

In Canada right now, a group of female workers, at least one of whom is a migrant, are coming under…