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[–] How 21 points (+21|-0)

How will we know if girls are being aborted over boys? How will we know if girls are going into state care at a disproportionate rate? How will we know if girls are being murdered more or less compared to 10 years ago? How will we know how many women are sex offenders? My mom told me that she doesn't want to hear about Trans people anymore. I told her "Mom, I'm not talking about Trans people. I'm talking about women and girls. You can ask me to shut up but I'll still care about my daughter"

[–] HessaHein 3 points (+3|-0)

Hopefully, we will stop this gender stuff, so that girls will be better off in the future.

[–] Freyja [OP] 9 points (+9|-0)

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Questions on biological sex ‘are wiped from official data’

by David McCann | Wednesday January 13 2021, 12.01am GMT, The Times

Questions about a person’s biology “should not be asked” according to draft guidelines from Scotland’s chief statistician, in a paper that has fuelled concern that sex is being increasingly erased from official figures.

New guidance on data collection encourages public bodies to pose questions “on the basis of gender identity rather than sex” which will render statistics gathered on sex almost meaningless, according to feminist campaigners.

In a draft document by Roger Halliday, the chief statistician — who is responsible for maintaining trustworthiness in the use of data — he concludes that “questions about a person’s biology should not be asked, except potentially where there is direct relevance to a person’s medical treatment” and insists that only “in a small number of instances, it may be necessary to record a person’s legal sex . . . on an individual basis for a very specific purpose”.

It would appear to mean that in many instances organisations are being advised not to collect data on sex at all.

An accompanying Scottish government summary said that “in most cases data should be collected on the basis of gender identity rather than sex”.

Kath Murray, of the feminist policy collective Murray Blackburn Mackenzie, said Scotland was already at “serious risk” of losing the capacity to gather meaningful data and the draft proposals would “likely cement this loss”.

“Biological sex is well-understood to exert a strong influence over experiences and outcomes from birth onwards. It is one of the most important variables for policymaking, planning and research,” she said.

“The draft guidance does not discuss why it is now seen as more useful to collect data on gender identity, rather than collect both.

“The assumption that this approach will have no effect on information collected looks unreliable, especially when it is broken down by age.

“There is evidence that transgender identities are much more common in younger age groups . . . and within those, very unevenly distributed by sex.”

In the 2021 census, people in Scotland will be able to identify as transgender for the first time. Changes to the survey will mean Scotland will be the first part of the UK to include three questions related to sex, transgender status and sexual orientation. People who do not identify with their birth sex will be asked their “trans status”.

Fiona Hyslop, the culture secretary, said there had traditionally been data gaps on sexual orientation and trans status and the changes would provide “valuable data”.

There has been a series of rows over whether statistics authorities have failed to consult feminist campaigners over changes to data collection as a trend grows towards allowing gender self-identification on official records instead of biological sex.

In October it was claimed by feminist academics than a standard census question about sex and gender had been changed after officials met “almost exclusively with groups claiming to represent the interest of the trans community”. The research focused on the Office for National Statistics and the National Records of Scotland.

Both bodies rejected the suggestion that their policies had been “captured” before the next census, due to be held in England and Wales next year, and in Scotland in 2022.

The Scottish government was asked for comment.

[–] Griffxx 4 points (+4|-0)

Activist Statisticians.

Consulting with TRA Orgs. to use Gender Identity vs Sex. The inability of Feminist Orgs. to use the data from the Government Statisticians.

This is the Settler-Colonizing process in full view. This helps facilitate Organization Capture by TIMs.

for people who keep squawking about how sex and gender are two different things, they sure do like conflating them.