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Jess De Wahls – #WomenWontWeesht

Jess De Wahls has joined a long line of women who have fallen victim to cancel culture due to gender-critical views. Jess is an artist who supplied works to the Royal Academy of Arts but the institution cut her off after receiving eight complaints on the grounds of transphobia. The gender debate is starting to filter through more and more into the mainstream media, Jess De Wahls was interviewed today by BBC Radio 4 as well as other news outlets.

SNP MP Joanna Cherry commented on Twitter about the interview also referencing the Maya Forstater case which ruled that gender-critical views are a protected belief.

The Alba party has from the beginning backed Women’s rights with the first Women’s conference having over 400 female members in attendance and the party receiving a five-star award from forwomen.scot.

But just because Alba supports women’s rights does not mean that the party is not sensitive to trans issues. Below is the page from the 2021 party Manifesto adopted by the Women’s Conference, the full manifesto document including sections on equality can be read here.

Up until now, there has not been much coverage in the mainstream media on the trans/gender debate but things are heating up and the whole issue may soon be coming to a head. As we near the Olympic games, the whole world will be watching and bear witness to trans women competing in women’s sports and from that point on the debate will certainly be in the mainstream. As Jess De Wahls asked, “When did the gender binary become a matter of opinion?”.

By Stephen Fuller

Stephen Fuller is a former elected member of the Highland Council with the SNP. Alba Party Founder member and supporter of Scottish Independance.

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