Written evidence submitted by Sheila Jeffreys to the Transgender Equality Inquiry

Firstly, what a load of old shit, to quote Catherine Tates nan.

Secondly, this is about transgender equality, and transwomen are constantly referred to in the below submission as men.

Thirdly, the author makes no distinction between men and transwomen, they both men in her eyes, and men are all violent and abusive to women. To infur that all men are violent to women is ignorant and ridiculous, do I have an equally ignorant and ridiculous solution, lock all men up in prisons never to be released. This will immediately solve all the worlds violence (apart from lesbian violence at closing time on Friday and Saturday nights of course).

GenderTrender

bigbenWritten evidence submitted by Sheila Jeffreys to the Transgender Equality Inquiry

Professor of Political Science, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne (currently on leave in London).

Expertise:

I am the author of a number of influential books, book chapters and scholarly articles on transgenderism including the 2014 book Gender Hurts: a feminist analysis of the politics of transgenderism (Routledge). Gender Hurts has been featured on Woman’s Hour in the UK and in The New Yorker, The Nation, Village Voice, and numerous other media outlets. See also my article ‘The Politics of the Toilet: a feminist analysis of the ‘degendering’ of a women’s space’ (2014) http://www.sheilajeffreys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toilet-article.pdfpublished-version.pdf

Transgender equality versus women’s equality: a clash of rights?

Summary:

The submission argues that any discussion of transgender equality should consider the ways in which such equality might violate women’s equality rights.

The submission argues that men who transgender should…

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