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Started by crabbyoldbat on Jun 23, 2022 4:58:15 PM
Women and girls' sex-based rights 2

Sex is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. Are women’s sex-based rights being eroded? Are freedom of belief and freedom of speech being respected? What are the implications? Discuss it here.

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StephanieSuperpowers - 23 Jun 2022 17:11:16 (#1 of 281)

Subscribed. Post 1! GO WOLFS!

Kucinghitam - 23 Jun 2022 16:13:39 (#2 of 281)

<Carries womb carefully into thread>

bignosebignose - 23 Jun 2022 16:16:13 (#3 of 281)

<Carts motile-gamete production facilities and delivery utensil from old thread to new>

Tricyrtis - 23 Jun 2022 17:16:32 (#4 of 281)

Kuc, let's put them in the corner so they don't clutter the place up.

ReverendBlueJeans - 23 Jun 2022 17:17:16 (#5 of 281)

Gracious, this version of the thread is quite light around the waist.

Apart from the scary health warnings in the header, of course.

Mazzarin - 23 Jun 2022 17:21:54 (#6 of 281)

...and the Womb-Carrier tweet (see previous thread) has been deleted with no further comment from the company.

Lawlsie - 23 Jun 2022 17:24:09 (#7 of 281)

They got the message then.

Hello new thread

Ginmonkey - 23 Jun 2022 17:26:30 (#8 of 281)

Maybe they are think of a revision. Sentient ambulatory gestational pods?

How did anyone think that was ok to sign that off, especially in the context of a story about enforced sterilization of women.

Ginmonkey - 23 Jun 2022 17:28:28 (#9 of 281)

Reminds me slightly of attending a conference years ago where a hapless (male) researcher talked about the impact of a policy on "women and other minorities".

It did not land well.

donttellhimpike - 23 Jun 2022 17:32:41 (#10 of 281)

Verso books seem to have deleted the offending tweet but now people are pointing to this tweet and asking why they talk about men and not prostate carriers?

Mazzarin - 23 Jun 2022 17:33:51 (#11 of 281)

It's possible It's actually a direct quote from a article they were promoting. Still absurd though.

StephanieSuperpowers - 23 Jun 2022 17:36:15 (#12 of 281)

How did anyone think that was ok to sign that off, especially in the context of a story about enforced sterilization of women.

Yeah, it's insanity. I'm sure there were some internal grimaces but no-one felt they could point out the obvious and stop the train to Lookingstupidville.

Ginmonkey - 23 Jun 2022 17:37:01 (#13 of 281)

Indeed. Women don't carry their wombs any more than they carry their hearts or their small intestines.

So much of this language appears to have been conceived by people who have never met, let alone touched an actual woman.

I mean what's their excuse? At least the Ancient Greeks knew no better when they though the womb was an animal that roamed freely around the female body.

Kucinghitam - 23 Jun 2022 16:40:06 (#14 of 281)

I mean what's their excuse?

It's a touchstone of the ideology that people are like Mx Potatohead with simple swappable components?

SharkPatoo - 23 Jun 2022 17:42:10 (#15 of 281)

If anyone has Glassdoor credentials there appears to be trouble at t'Verso Books.

Ginmonkey - 23 Jun 2022 17:42:46 (#16 of 281)

Interesting. I LOVE Glassdoor. It's such a bitchfest.

Mazzarin - 23 Jun 2022 17:43:36 (#17 of 281)

What's Glassdoor?

Goneril - 23 Jun 2022 16:44:20 (#18 of 281)

Gin, to be fair to the Greeks, there are times when some wombs feel a bit like that.

Hello new thread - I see the mods provided a link to old JTT rather than Beta. And they call US dinosaurs.

SharkPatoo - 23 Jun 2022 17:44:42 (#19 of 281)

People who have worked at a company review it.

Ginmonkey - 23 Jun 2022 17:46:08 (#20 of 281)

Like Trust Pilot but for workplaces.

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