UK government tells staff ‘protecting women’ is ‘transphobic coded language’
UK Ministry of Justice (MoJ) officials have been warned that phrases such as ‘protecting women and girls’ are ‘code transphobic’ and should be avoided ahead of Transgender Awareness Week.
In a document compiled by the diversity and inclusion team at HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) – which exists even in a time of severe tax cuts and increases and despite more than 12 years of nominally Tory government , apparently – thousands of MoJ staffers have been warned against phrases ranging from “adult human female” to “same-sex attracted,” according to The telegraph.
The first term, the wokescolds insisted, “manipulates people into supporting bigotry,” while the second is a “code term refusing to recognize trans women as women and trans men as men” that provokes ‘division within the LGBT+ community, claiming attraction is only based on genitals’ – seeming to push feelings that have previously led lesbians to complain about being coerced into having sex with biological men.
The document also aimed for “protecting women’s spaces/protecting women and girls” type language, which they say “is based on the equating of trans women with predatory men, to play on unfounded fears and convince people that supporting trans inclusion threatens their safety” – regardless of the fact that women and girls have indeed been attacked by trans predators in places such as public restrooms.
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HMPPS’ Diversity and Inclusion team has also dabbled in rewriting the science, advising Department of Justice staff that feminists and gender-sensitive activists shouldn’t suggest that “sex is real/unchangeable because sex “is not strictly binary because there are many variations”.
Naturally, the term ‘gender criticism’ was also lambasted, with staffers saying it was a ‘self-selected label for holding anti-trans views, it’s a term used to make anti-trans discrimination acceptable or a respectable opinion”.
“While passing uses of these phrases are not considered misconduct, the importance of challenging their use cannot be overstated,” the document warned, adding that following its code of waking speech would be “[reduce] hostility, bullying and degradation in the workplace, and encourages everyone we work with, such as colleagues and service users, to treat others with decency and respect.
One of thousands of Justice Department employees who received the document attached to an email marked “official sensitive” – perhaps hoping it would prevent it from being released to the general public – said The telegraph they felt “overwhelmed and helpless” to be subjected to the “intimidating” lecture, and felt they could not speak for “biological reality” for fear of being called “transphobic” .
“This guide has been published by a network of employees, its content has not been vetted before release and it is a network rather than a corporate view of HMPPS,” said a prison service spokesman in comments to the newspaper, trying to dissociate himself from it.
Conservative Party politicians who are government ministers with overall responsibility for the Ministry of Justice, however, made no comment, in keeping with the party’s long tradition of giving free rein to leftist ideologues to push the apparatus of State in the direction they please.
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