Nicola Sturgeon: Prime Minister criticized for “invalid” concerns of women | Politics | New

The Prime Minister commented on plans to reform the Gender Recognition Act currently in force in Scotland. In an interview with the BBC, Ms Sturgeon suggested that people should instead focus on “real threats” to women’s safety.

The law currently states that if someone wishes to obtain a certificate to legally recognize the acquired sex of an individual, the person in question must have medical proof as well as have a life period of two years depending on the sex they are. acquired.

The law reform proposals would see the need to renew the medical assessment, as well as allow gender recognition certificates to be obtained after six months rather than the current two-year period.

However, a number of critics have pointed out that there could be an increased risk of harm to girls or women from predatory men, as they could profit from the absence of controls that would normally restrict access. unisex spaces such as toilets or hospital services.

Speaking about the law reform plans, Ms Sturgeon said: “Gender recognition reform is about changing an existing process to make it less degrading, intrusive and traumatic for one of the most stigmatized minorities in our society.

“We should focus on the real threats to women, not the threats which, while I appreciate that some of these views are very sincere, in my opinion, are not valid.”

This prompted some conservatives to point out that Nicola Sturgeon should take people’s concerns “very seriously” and that she should not “dismiss” them.

Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland, trans philosophy professor Sophie-Grace Chappell said: “There is going to be a wave of horrific homosexual murder crimes…

“It’s gonna be horrible if we do this.

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Following this tweet, the Prime Minister then blocked Mr. McEleny on Twitter, prompting Mr. McEleny to add: “The reaction of @ScotGovFM when faced with the dangers of self-identification reforms to GRA.

“The First Minister of Scotland cannot say that concerns are unfounded when major supporters of her policy say it will lead to an increase in killings.”

Speaking to McEleny said: “I think those who listen will be surprised that the BBC has not challenged supporters of self-identification reforms to how acceptable the number of murders of women is.

“No society should put the feelings of men above the safety of women and girls.

“The Scottish government refuses to listen to those who voice their concerns, claiming instead that they are invalid.

“I suggest they start listening before the SNP Green coalition pushes this policy through Parliament.”

For Women Scotland also took to Twitter to express concerns over Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell’s comments: a mind-boggling but revealing comment. Chappell says that a spike in the number of murdered women “doesn’t matter” when opposed to the “human right” of born men to access women’s spaces.

“Yes @kayeadams comes back to that with Chappell, we hope she asks how many deaths are acceptable. contacted the prime minister for comment.

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