Left wing trans-critics demand dialogue with Labour Party leaders about the Gender Recognition Act, writes Ruth Serwotka.
‘Prominent female trade unionists are beginning to understand the fundamental questions at stake and are furious to realise they have been blocked from consultation or meaningful discussions…’
‘Simultaneously, vitriolic, misogynist language, such as the use of the acronym “Terf” and the insult “bigot” are being liberally sprinkled into the language of some party supporters and used against women with a long history of organisation within the movement, or to silence dissent among new party activists…’
‘Where socialist feminists are involved in trying to reassure women that the party will come good, they are angrily dismissed because, quite rightly, women want to hear reassurance coming from the party leadership itself…’
From Women are a vital part of the socialist movement – they must be consulted over changes to the Gender Recognition Act. The Morning Star 23 February 2018