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All articles & reviews tagged with gender

Scottish education secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville

News

September 2021
News

Scottish schools advised to allow children as young as 4 to choose their own gender

Schools in Scotland have been advised to let children – including those as young as four – choose their own gender, but there is no requirement to inform parents. The controversial advice appears in new guidance on ‘supporting transgender young people in schools’ published by the Scottish government. Any pupil who decides they want…

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Article

May 2021
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Our identity and ‘the gender agenda’

Sixty or so years ago as a teenage schoolboy in a co-educational secondary school in north London, it never entered my head to question my gender. The distinction between boys and girls was plain for all to see. We went into school at different entrances at opposite ends of the school. Woe betide anyone…

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April 2021
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Gender confusion spreading – what can parents do?

Increasing numbers of young girls have been questioning their gender or seeking to change it. Once, those accessing NHS Gender Identity Development Service were mostly boys; now almost 75% are girls. Since 2017, 10,000 children have been referred to the clinic. A whistleblowing teacher reported that in one school 17 children were in the…

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Review

November 2020
Reviews > Book

God’s design for women in an age of gender confusion

Is our belief in male headship culturally outdated, and should we see alternative ideas of marriage as ‘progress’? Is it possible to be born into the wrong body, and is sexual freedom good for women? Does Scripture show us a clear way through the confusion? We see a growing trend whereby biblical truth is…

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July 2020
News > Ethics > Society

Boris drops trans plans

A leaked government report says Boris Johnson will scrap plans to allow people to change their legal gender by ‘self-identifying’ as male or female. In addition, the government is preparing to set out new safeguards to protect female-only spaces, such as changing rooms. The move is likely to anger transgender activists who object to…

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Article

February 2020
Articles

Researcher loses employment case over transgender tweets

A researcher who did not have her contract renewed after she said people cannot change their biological sex has lost her case at an employment tribunal. Judge James Tayler ruled that Maya Forstater’s views did ‘not have the protected characteristic of philosophical belief’. Forstater, 45, posted a series of tweets questioning government plans to…

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February 2020
Articles

Warning on trans identification in 2021 census

More than eighty experts have written an open letter to the Government and the Office for National Statistics, warning against allowing people to pick their own gender on the 2021 census. The letter from academics, published first in The Sunday Times and picked up by other publications, such as the Daily Mail, stated that…

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