The motion

More on the Green Party’s suspension of the co-chair of Green Party Women:

A bit of background.

There has been an ongoing ‘debate’ between some trans-activisits and others, particularly some feminists (derogatorily called TERFs – Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists).

Emma Bateman is co-chair of Green Party Women and brought the following motion to the Green Party’s recent conference. The motion was not heard and Emma was not allowed to speak at the conference. She has now been suspended from the Green Party. I will not go into the reasons for the suspension since it is a matter of on-going disciplinary proceedings. However, I think it is important for people to see the motion that caused such upset (including from the leadership) within the Green Party:

Ensuring Sex and Gender Are Not Conflated

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Sex refers to biology which is immutable, gender is a social construction Discrimination against women may be based on their perceived sex, however there are aspects of discrimination females face based on sex not gender.

To address discrimination it is imperative that accurate sex- segregated data is collected.


Insert into RR540Women’s Rights

The Green Party calls for a review of the language used in law, in government bodies and NGOs to ensure that sex and gender are not conflated, and that accurate terminology is used where relevant which recognises that the category ‘woman’, which was formerly a sex based category, is now, by some parties , considered to be gender based.

When data is being collected and analysed to form policy in relation to women, attention should be paid to whether the data is segregated by sex or by gender, and sex segregated data must be collected in order to monitor the effect of [that] the alteration in the categorisation of women is having on women.

For that, the party suspended her.

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