After spending many depressing hours considering my response to the recent consultation into proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act (GRA), I have come to the conclusion that the consultation itself and the way it was developed and handled shows that in this country women are still second class citizens and have not yet attained full human rights in practice.
The GRA enables someone to acquire a gender recognition certificate (GRC). This changes their legal sex, so a male becomes legally female, and vice versa. The consultation sought people’s views on making the process for getting a GRC easier.
Others have written eloquently about the inherent bias within the consultation itself, the biased way it was framed, and the bias of the Women and & Equalities committee inquiry that preceded it, so I will try and restrict myself to aspects that I haven’t already seen covered. Continue reading “The Gender Recognition Act consultation proves women are not full human beings (unless they are men)”