[–] Livin [OP] 4 points Edited

This is crazy!! Literally the word woman and female are being eroded. It's terrifying. TRAs are getting what they wanted. However, it's really scary to see it become codified in law.

They are right to worry, and right not to be silent. There is much to lose, even the right to the word ‘woman’ itself. Nicola Sturgeon’s Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018 defines women as a person who ‘is living as a woman and is proposing to undergo, is undergoing or has undergone a process (or part of a process) for the purpose of becoming female.’

Becoming female? The mind boggles. Not only am I transgender but I am a science teacher and I still don’t get what the Scottish government is getting at. Nobody can become female unless they started as female. The Scottish government is legislating on the basis of fantasy.

On a more positive note, it was inspiring to see how much support Marion Millar received and all of the supporters who actually came out in person! I can't believe they cancelled her court date so late minute. It's so selfish and seems kind of underhanded. I wonder if it was because Marion Millar had so many supporters? I hope that she will continue to have supporters at her next court date. We are with you Marion!!!

Does the law really say that? But then we’re not women. Unless the ‘process’ we underwent was conception?

And TIMs aren’t women either since they don’t become female.

Maybe you could argue that TIMs count because they take (or might take) pills ‘for the purpose of becoming female’ even though it doesn’t work. In that case TIMs who have a grip on reality also aren’t women. Only exceptionally delusional and stupid men are women.

I don't know if the law really says it. I couldn't tell based on the article. I'm guessing it doesn't but that it could be changing towards that definition when self-id passes. I agree, it's a really confusing definition of woman and female, and doesn't seem to make much sense.


Apparently, the next court date is August 17th, which is coincidentally the same week that Scottish schools go back. It seems like a tactical move to prevent Marion Millar from receiving such wide spread public support and maybe help the government save some face if there are less supporters at the next court date!