Women’s Rights, Gender Wrongs: the global impact of gender-identity ideology

By Kath Aiken (Editor), Sally Wainwright (Editor)   Available from Women's Declaration International

Women's Rights, Gender Wrongs explores the diverse ways that the global spread of gender-identity ideology has affected all aspects of women's lives. Writers from all continents and all walks of life discuss its personal and professional impacts on many levels. They range from a myth-busting Brazilian academic to an Angolan lesbian, from a Canadian ex-prisoner to the mother of a gender-dysphoric teenager. They cover grassroots resistance in Japan, women's spirituality, and reproductive exploitation in South America. Writers consider the loss of single-sex and lesbian space, surrogacy, prostitution, men in women's prisons, children's and human rights. There are also personal stories of women's political activism and resistance.

Sex Matters: Essays in Gender-Critical Philosophy

By Holly Lawford-Smith   Available from Amazon
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Sex Matters addresses a cluster of related questions that arise from the conflict of interests between rights based on sex and rights based on gender identity. Some of these questions are theoretical, including: who has the more ambitious vision for women's liberation, gender-critical feminists or proponents of gender identity? How does each understand what gender is? What are the arguments for the refrain that 'trans women are women!', and do they succeed? Other questions taken up in the book are more applied to specific issues in law and policy including: should there be a right to exclude people who are biologically male from women-only spaces? How do the interests of all stakeholders to bathrooms, in particular, trade off when it comes to moving from sex to gender identity as the basis for self-inclusion? If we think about types of transition, or gatekeeping requirements on transition, as providing assurance to women who are asked to accept the opening up of women-only spaces to transwomen, are any such assurances sufficient? Is 'TERF' a slur, as some radical and gender-critical feminists have claimed? And finally, is gender-critical speech 'hate speech', as it has been classified by some social media platforms, or at least harmful speech?

In Defence of Academic Freedom

We are academics and the directors of the documentary feature Adult Human Female, the first UK film to explore the clash between women’s rights and trans activists promoting gender identity claims. Scheduled screenings of our film have twice been cancelled by protestors at the University of Edinburgh. On both occasions the Edinburgh branch of the ...

Academic freedom for feminists

I’m an academic who has been researching the silencing, discrimination and harassment of female academics who raise questions about gender identity theory, including those that are ‘gender critical’ such as myself. As a consequence, I have been ostracised, subjected to false complaints, had my research stopped, my research data taken away, and I have lost ...

Feminism Against Progress

By Mary Harrington   Available from Swift Press

In Feminism Against Progress, Mary Harrington argues that the industrial-era faith in progress is turning against all but a tiny elite of women. Women’s liberation was less the result of human moral progress than an effect of the material consequences of the Industrial Revolution. We’ve now left the industrial era for the age of AI, biotech and all-pervasive computing. As a result, technology is liberating us from natural limits and embodied sex differences. Although this shift benefits a small class of successful professional women, it also makes it easier to commodify women’s bodies, human intimacy and female reproductive abilities. This is a stark warning against a dystopian future whereby poor women become little more than convenient sources of body parts to be harvested and wombs to be rented by the rich. Progress has now stopped benefiting the majority of women, and only a feminism that is sceptical of it can truly defend female interests in the 21st century.

Feminism for Women: The Real Route to Liberation

By Julie Bindel   Available from Amazon

In this searing and ground-breaking book, Bindel deconstructs the many pervasive myths about feminism - Do women really want what men have? Can men be feminists? Are women liberated by sexual violation? - assessing whether feminism has achieved its goals and debunking theories that second wave feminism is irrelevant and one-dimensional. Bindel shines a light on the most important issues, including pornography, sexual violence and prostitution. Drawing on Bindel's own experiences, as well as countless interviews with women and girls of all ages and backgrounds (as well as contributions from commentators such as Gloria Steinem and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie), Feminism for Women presents a clear-sighted view of why feminism is a proud social movement that every woman on the planet benefits from.

Material Girls: Why Reality Matters for Feminism

By Kathleen Stock   Available from Amazon

Professor Kathleen Stock surveys the philosophical ideas that led to this point, and closely interrogates each one, from De Beauvoir's statement that, 'One is not born, but rather becomes a woman' (an assertion she contends has been misinterpreted and repurposed), to Judith Butler's claim that language creates biological reality, rather than describing it. She looks at biological sex in a range of important contexts, including women-only spaces and resources, healthcare, epidemiology, political organization and data collection.

The Green Party must respect our sex!

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I am the co chair of Green Party Women, and I am challenging the Green Party to stand up for sense, science and our sex based rights.  In 2015, the Green Party of England and Wales passed a motion at Spring Conference that enshrines in our policies “………. trans men are men, trans women are ...

The End of Gender

By Debra Soh   Available from Simon & Schuster

Is our gender something we’re born with, or are we conditioned by society? In The End of Gender, neuroscientist and sexologist Dr. Debra Soh uses a research-based approach to address this hot-button topic, unmasking popular misconceptions about the nature vs. nurture debate and exploring what it means to be a woman or a man in today’s society.

Gillian Philip – Terminated for supporting women’s rights

Gillian Philip’s contract was terminated in 2020 for supporting women’s rights. She is bringing an Employment Tribunal claim that she should not have been discriminated against for holding and expressing gender-critical views.