Police and Mayor of Merseyside: Don't Make Biological Facts Criminal
Feminist group, Liverpool ReSisters, have started a poster/sticker campaign in Merseyside by printing and distributing stickers of drawn pink penises with the words "women don't have penises” written on them.
When alerted to this campaign Merseyside police said “Hi, thanks for the tag, I can confirm we are aware of this matter and enquiries are being made.”
And Joe Anderson, the elected Mayor of Liverpool said: “We will remove stickers and work with the Police to identify those responsible.”
In a wider context, this campaign forms part of the ideological battle between certain feminists and transgender right activists (TRAs). The former group want to ensure that, as possible changes to the Gender Recognition Act are discussed, women are able to retain single-sex spaces. That is, they want toilets, changing rooms and women’s shelters to remain exclusively for women. Many TRAs want these spaces to be open to transwoman (men who identify as women and may or may not be taking hormones and/or have undergone sex “reassignment” surgery to appear more like women) whom they claim are real women, and as such, should be allowed into these women only spaces.
So, this sticker campaign exists as a reaction to the claims of TRAs and to oppose changes to the Gender Recognition Act which might see the end of single-sex spaces. The whole situation, and the reaction of the Mayor of Liverpool and the local police department, should be considered satire. Sadly though, this is anything but a joke.
A group of feminists have stated a biological reality, (that women do not have penises) which the vast majority of us would have thought should be so obvious as to be not worth stating. However, both the Mayor of Liverpool and Merseyside police department apparently believe this might constitute a crime.
This is progressive political posturing from a Mayor apparently keen to show his political colours and reveal his adherence to transgender ideology.
Although this is something we have come to expect from our political class, more significantly, this is a monumental waste of police time and represents a sinister politicisation of the police service by turning ordinary political activism into crime.
The police service should not be engaging in the monitoring of ideological or political “crimes” because that is exactly what this is. To make “enquiries” about the stickers from Liverpool ReSisters, supposes that this might be an actual crime, and it could only possibly be a crime of a political nature. i.e. it would be the crime of denying a key tenet of transgender ideology, that biological reality is more or less irrelevant in determining who is a man and who is a woman.
Again, the whole situation is a farce and the people of Liverpool should look to getting this Mayor removed as soon as possible.
Failing that, please sign this petition demanding that the Mayor and Merseyside police department cease any enquiries or investigations of the “crime” in question and leave these ideological opponents to disagree between themselves and try to persuade others to join their cause. This sticker campaign does not constitute a crime, and, if it does, radical changes are needed to the legislation which would classify this as a crime.