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Society – Feminist cries halt

January 2018

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Academic Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans, who has written books on the politics of the body, has come under investigation for allegedly slamming transgenderism.

Dr Brunskell-Evans, a senior member of the Women’s Equality Party (WEP) was put under investigation by the party for acknowledging on BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze programme the harms caused by the transsexual agenda.

On the programme, Dr Brunskell-Evans told the Moral Maze she is supportive of boys and girls wearing opposite-sex clothes. However, she added: ‘The problem comes when we decide a child is genuinely, internally, and in some sense not a boy but a girl, and that is where we get into trouble.

‘Anybody who critiques transgender doctrine tends to be called a Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist (TERF)’, she said, claiming the WEP party had been ‘captured’ by the transsexual lobby.

‘I joined the WEP, because I believed in a political party which would keep at the forefront the rights and safety of girls and women’, she wrote on her blog. ‘Through the example of the Moral Maze, the party has demonstrated it shares similar approaches to transgenderism and to girls’ and women’s rights as other political parties’.

She highlighted concerns about the Mermaids organisation, which supports young girls into becoming boys and advocates using hormone-blockers early on in childhood.

Dr Brunskell-Evans wrote: ‘The WEP has not questioned [their] views, while rendering my free speech ideologically suspect; it is concerned to protect the trans community, rather than the swathes of girls who are increasingly subject to harmful medical practices’.