Glossary

If you are new to the discussions and debates around gender identity ideology, there are so many terms and phrases used that it can be confusing trying to get your head around it all. Fortunately, we have summarised the important ones in a handy glossary for you!

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Further information on other sites

Did you know…
An excellent summary of facts and stats from For Women Scotland.

Single sex spaces are a question of consent
Maya Forstater outlines a clear and concise explanation of the principle behind the provision of single-sex spaces.

Gender Arguments
If you decide to talk about gender online, you’re going to run into a lot of bad arguments – so here are some responses.

Sex and Gender – A Beginner’s Guide
Overview of contemporary debates in sex and gender by political philosopher and feminist Rebecca Reilly-Cooper.

The Gender Critical Introduction
Covers the basics and provides answers to the usual points raised during arguments.

Dysphoric – Fleeing womanhood like a house on fire
A four-part documentary series by Vaishnavi Sundar. Please support her work if you can.

Are gender critical or radical feminists in the UK linked to US right-wing or religious groups? – Maya Forstater debunks claims by Open Democracy and GATE.

BBC Sounds – Nolan Investigates
Nolan Investigates looks at the influence Stonewall has in public institutions across the UK. They talk to a range of voices with a view on sex, gender and identity. Comprises of 10 episodes.

Does the law say that trans women are women?
Naomi Cunningham from Legal Feminist answers the question.

Legally this is not a “trans rights issue” it’s a “sex rights issue”. A blog about boxes.
Audrey Ludwig from Legal Feminist explains that the discussion on reform of the GRA isn’t about protection from discrimination – it’s about who comes within the classes of ‘men’ and ‘women in the Equality Act 2010.

Trans Women and Motorbikes
A short YouTube video that explains why the use of words and definitions are important.

These Are Not Our Crimes
A YouTube video presents over 70 male criminals from the UK who insist that they are women. They are not women, but their crimes are reported in the media as crimes committed by women. In Court they are referred to as ‘she’ and ‘her’. Female names are used. Some of these men have had their crimes officially recorded as having been committed by a woman. Some have been sent to a women’s prison, to serve their sentences amongst female prisoners, who are given no choice in this.

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News & Media

Trans Crime UK
Documenting crimes committed by transgender individuals in the UK

The War on Women
A site to keep you informed of the attempts to invade, lie, appropriate, destroy and erase the female sex class, and more importantly, what we can do to fight back.

The Radical Notion
A not-for-profit quarterly magazine run by an all-women collective of radical and socialist feminists.

4W.pub
Writing By and For Fearless Women. 4W exists to give a platform to today’s feminists who are stepping outside of the liberal mainstream. We are fourth-wave, for women.

Gender: A Winder Lens Podcast
Two therapists explore the expanding concept of “gender” from a psychological depth perspective.

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Research

Boys vs Women – Stats on Male High School Athletes vs Female Olympians

Stats for Gender – A single, easy-to-use portal for statistics and facts about gender.

The Open University Gender Critical Research Network – This research network brings together a range of academics and scholars, all of which share a common interest in exploring how sexed bodies come to matter in their respective research fields and a common commitment to ensuring that a space within academia is kept open for those explorations.

Women’s Studies Online – A platform based in Canada for decolonizing feminist research, education, action, and community building. WMSTonline is informed and inspired by the radical feminist politics that initially guided the creation of Women’s Studies programs in universities across Canada and elsewhere.

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Women’s Rights Groups

For Women Scotland
A group of ordinary women from all over Scotland who have come together to protect and strengthen women’s and children’s rights. FWS campaign on a positive, pro-women basis and call for evidence based discussion and legislation.

Women and Girls in Scotland
Working-class & survivor led feminist group, campaigning for the human rights & equality protections of women & girls to be upheld.

Women Voting With Our Feet
a.k.a Sole Sisters

A group of women of all ages and background from across Scotland who want to demonstrate to Scotland’s political parties that they will walk away from political parties that refuse publicly to support the existing rights of women and girls.

Frontline Feminists Scotland
A feminist collective aiming to amplify the voices of women in Scotland, to defend and protect women’s hard-won rights.

Scottish Feminist Network
Network of women’s groups across Scotland committed to defending women’s sex-based rights.

Forth Valley Feminists
A group of local women who have come together to fight for the dignity and safety of the women and girls of Forth Valley especially in single sex places.

Scottish Women
Independent Research on Women’s Sex Based Rights.

Women’s Rights Network
Network of women’s groups across England, Wales, N. Ireland and Scotland committed to defending women’s sex-based rights by organising coordinated action nationally, regionally and locally.

Women’s Place UK
A group of people from a range of backgrounds including trade unions, women’s organisations, academia and the NHS – united by their belief that women’s hard won rights must be defended.

Fair Play For Women
A campaigning and consultancy group which raises awareness, provides evidence and analysis, and works to protect the rights of women and girls in the UK.

Standing For Women
Campaign group behind the (in)famous dictionary definition of woman.

XX Network
A youth led feminist network from a diverse range of backgrounds. They believe freedom of assembly, association, opinion and expression are fundamental principles of women’s liberation.

Women’s Declaration International
A group of volunteer women from across the globe dedicated to protecting women’s sex-based rights. WDI volunteers include academics, writers, organizers, activists, and health practitioners, and aim to represent the total breadth of the human female experience.

Labour Women’s Declaration
A movement started in autumn 2019 to raise the profile of women’s sex-based rights within the Labour Party and wider socialist movement. Sign their declaration here.

SNP Women’s Pledge
A grassroots organisation motivated by women’s rights while advocating for Scottish independence. Founded in 2019 by a group of party members who wish to uphold the legal rights of women to privacy, dignity, fairness and safety as currently defined in the Equality Act 2010.

Conservatives for Women
A grassroots campaign group within the Conservative Party and Westminster to raise awareness of the issues which threaten the safety and dignity of women. They work with friends and supporters in the Lords and the Commons. They are interested to hear from more women in Scotland.

Liberal Voice for Women
Protecting and advancing the rights and interests of women and girls from within the Liberal Democrats.

WEP Women’s Sex-Based Rights Caucus
A collective of Women’s Equality Party Members who are concerned by the roll back of women’s sex-based rights.

Merched Cymru
A grassroots group of ordinary women from across Wales who want to protect the sex-based rights of women and girls.

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MBM Policy Analysis
An Edinburgh-based independent policy analysis collective, made up of Dr Kath Murray, Lucy Hunter Blackburn and Lisa Mackenzie. They have extensive experience in policy-making, research and communications.

Legal Feminist
A collective of practising lawyers – solicitors and barristers – who are interested in feminist analysis of law, and legal analysis of feminism. They have a wide range of specialist areas and hope to provide an accessible and informative commentary.

Sex Matters
UK based not-for-profit organisation that campaigns, advocates and produces resources to promote clarity about sex in public policy, law and culture. They have a singular mission: to reestablish that sex matters in rules, laws, policies, language and culture.

Sex. Not Gender.
Website that provides information necessary to challenge your own or another organisation if they have conflated the terms sex and gender, whether inadvertently or otherwise.

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Schools / Children / Young people

Identity Crisis
A new weekly column and podcast for young people struggling with the modern orthodoxy of gender identity ideology.

Safe Schools Alliance UK
A group of concerned parents, grandparents, teachers, governors, health professionals, education professionals, and carers from more than 30 local education authority areas in the UK. The SSA campaign is focused on working with schools and educators to ensure that school policies meet the safeguarding needs of all students whilst taking into account the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010.

Transgender Trend
An organisation of parents, professionals and academics based in the UK who are concerned about the current trend to diagnose children as transgender, including the unprecedented number of teenage girls suddenly self-identifying as ‘trans’ (Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria or ROGD).

Our Duty
A group of parents and their supporters who know that the medical pathway for young people with gender dysphoria is harmful. They support one another and work to improve the provision of beneficial healthcare for their families. They have a list of further resources on Facebook.

Bayswater Support
A group of parents in the UK and Ireland who have been brought together by their experiences of parenting children with gender dysphoria or who have declared a transgender identity.

Highland Parents Group
Campaign group to ensure that schools in the Highlands provide adequate single-sex toilets for students.

Genspect
An international alliance of parent and professional groups whose aim is to advocate for parents of gender-questioning children and young people. Genspect want a wider range of treatment options and more evidence-based approaches.

Society for Evidence-Based Gender Medicine (SEGM)
Promoting safe, compassionate, ethical and evidence-informed healthcare for children, adolescents, and young adults with gender dysphoria.

Evidence-Based Social Work Alliance (EBSWA)
A coalition of qualified practitioners, academics and social work students, who have come together in response to individual concerns regarding the uncritical use of gender identity theory in social work and other professions. As a group they believe social workers have a responsibility in law, underpinned by professional ethics and values, to promote and uphold the safeguarding of children.

Thoughtful Therapists
A group of counsellors, clinical psychologists and psychotherapists from across the UK and Ireland who work directly with LGBT+ adults, children, parents and young people, in the field of gender and sexuality.

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Support for Family Members

Trans Widows Voices
Amplifying the voices of women who have split or want to split from transitioning partners.

Children of Transitioners
A resource for anyone with a transgender parent.

Gender Dysphoria Support Network
An international group that aims to offer support to families of individuals affected by gender dysphoria. This support network recognises the difficulties presenting the person with gender dysphoria and also recognises that friends and families can be in need of emotional understanding and support.

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Detransitioners and Desisters

Post Trans
Collection of detransition stories of female detransitioners and desisters. Their goal is to provide a space for female detransitioners to share their experiences as well as giving an alternative narrative to the common discussions on transidentity.

Detrans Voices
A community resource created for, by, and about people who have detransitioned and/or desisted from transgender self-identification.  They are dedicated to raising awareness and improving the well-being of detransitioned and desisted people.

Detrans Awareness Day
March 12, 2022

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Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual advocacy

Lesbian Rights Alliance
Consists of many individual lesbians, lesbian groups and lesbian networks across England and Wales to defend lesbian rights.

Get The L Out UK
A grassroots lesbian feminist activist group aiming at creating an autonomous lesbian community and an uncompromising lesbian visibility that is not controlled by men’s desires and visions of who we are.

Lesbian Labour
A channel for the voices of lesbians in the Labour Party.

Positively Lesbian
A website that provides specific information, advice and support for lesbians in their mid teens (16+) and early twenties.

LGB Alliance
A group of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals who have spent most of their lives campaigning for equality for people with same-sex sexual orientation. In their view, the current gender ideologies are pseudo-scientific and present a threat to the hard-won victories for people whose sexual orientation is towards the same sex, or to both sexes.

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Groups for specific campaigns

Keep Prisons Single Sex
Established in 2020 to campaign for the sex-based rights of women in prison to single-sex accommodation and same-sex searching. They also campaign for data on offending to be recorded by sex throughout the criminal justice system.

Gender Critical Autistics
A group of autistic adults, concerned at the current affirmative action taken with autistic children who are struggling with the gender stereotypes forced on them from early childhood.

Gender Recognition Act Reform/Repeal Group (GRARG) Manifesto
Working group to discuss openly and publicly reform to the GRA; to take positive action to support reform or repeal of the GRA. All are welcome, provided they are courteous and do not talk over others.

Repeal the GRA
A group of ordinary women who feel strongly that the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (‘the GRA’) is not fit for purpose and should be repealed because it is incompatible with safeguarding and the rights of women and children.

Save Women’s Sports
A US-based coalition that seeks to preserve biology-based eligibility standards for participation in female sports.

She Won
Website dedicated to archiving the achievements of females who were displaced by males in women’s sporting events and other types of competitions expressly for women.

Project Nettie – Scientists supporting biological sex
A regularly updated record of scientists, medics and those in related disciplines who, by signing their support for the Project Nettie statement, assert the material reality of biological sex and reject attempts to reframe it as a malleable social construct.

Stop Surrogacy Now UK
A group of women who are concerned at the proposals the UK Law Commission put forward in its 2019 consultation to reform UK law.

Object!
A radical feminist campaigning group against the sexual objectification of women and the oppression of women as a sex class.

Nordic Model Now!
A secular, feminist, grassroots women’s group based in the UK that is campaigning for the abolition of prostitution and related practices (such as lap-dancing, pornography and surrogacy).

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Personal Stories and Experiences

The Gender Dissidents
In the summer of 2020, Maya Forstater carried out a survey of people who were concerned about the replacement of sex by “gender identity”. This website shows the results as well as many of the stories shared by the respondents.

GC Academia Network
A website by a group of academics who are concerned about the ‘no debate’ culture in academia that is preventing open and critical engagement with theories of sex and gender. They would like to hear stories from gender critical university staff (academic and professional services) and students.

No Conflict, They Said
Australian based website that encourages women from all over the world to tell them how your use of women-only spaces has been impacted by men using women-only spaces. All stories will be published anonymously.

#LesbianMeToo
Exposing Male Violence Against Lesbians: This website aims to collect direct lesbian experiences of male sexual violence and harassment against lesbians. This includes sexual violence and harassment by males who identify or call themselves lesbians or women (transwomen). Testimonies in nine languages.

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Shops / Merchandise

wild womyn workshop
Uncompromising Radical Feminist Merch for Fearless Amazons.

Adult Human Female
Home of the iconic signs, stickers and t-shirts. Be the billboard!

The Famous Artist Birdy Rose
Great prints and paintings.

Jess De Wahls
Embroidery, jewellery, prints, postcards, stickers.

XXRebellion
Stickers, postcards and more.

Scarf Monkey
Inspirational Designs for Aspirational Girls

EGGENLAND
Art prints, posters, t-shirts, mugs, notebooks and more from Eggen, an illustrator, writer and photographer in Prague.

Women Are People Too
Feminist jewellery made in sterling silver.

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Network with other women

Mumsnet Feminism: Sex & gender discussions
A place for women from all over the UK and around the world to discuss the effects of gender ideology on women and children.

Spinster
A women-first social network. Feminist, federated and free.

Ovarit
A platform for women-centered communities featuring conversations on politics, news, media, life, activism, and gender-critical and radical feminism. You will need an invite code for registration.

Giggle
Female-only social media and networking app.

Club Monocle
A subscription-based members only app for lesbians.

The L Chat
Lesbian only chat board.

More groups and organisations listed at the Gender Dissidents website.

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