For women of all backgrounds

Labour issued this in 2018, but it’s grabbed people’s attention today.

What does Labour’s Statement on All Women Shortlists, women’s officers, and minimum quotes for women say?

Labour has a proud record of championing equality for women of all backgrounds, including BAME women, LGBT+ women, disabled women and working class women. The use of All Women Shortlists, women’s officers and minimum quotas for women is a key aspect of this.

The Labour Party’s All Women Shortlists are open to all women, including self-identifying trans women. Similarly, women’s officers and minimum quotas for women in the Labour Party are open to all women, including self-identifying trans women.

So actual women can lose places to men who claim to be women. If Labour decides to really be “proactive” about it their shortlists and quotas could be all men who claim to be women instead of actual women.

Also, next paragraph –

The Labour Party is committed to upholding the principle of affirmative action for women. Anyone attempting to breach Labour Party rules and subvert the intention of All Women Shortlists, women’s officers or minimum quotas for women will be dealt with via our established safeguards, selection procedures and disciplinary measures.

I don’t understand what they mean by that. Are they talking about women attempting to breach Labour Party rules and subvert the intention of All Women Shortlists, women’s officers or minimum quotas for women? Or are they talking about men doing so by pretending to be trans? The inability to know which it is just underlines how incoherent the ideology is.

Incoherent and extremely coercive; brilliant combination.

9 Responses to “For women of all backgrounds”

Leave a Comment

Subscribe without commenting