Hello! Here are just a few of the good news stories from the gender beat this week.
Two leading legal professionals from ‘our side’ of history have been named in The Lawyer’s ‘Hot 100 2022’ list.
Barrister Naomi Cunningham, who is part of The Legal Feminist collective, chair of Sex Matters and was instructed in Fair Play for Women’s challenge to the ONS guidance on the sex question in the 2021 census.
Solicitor, Peter Daly, who represents and advises gender critical feminists such as Kathleen Stock, Alison Bailey and Raquel Rosario Sanchez and represented Maya Forstater in establishing gender critical views as a protected philosophical belief.
More good news from the judiciary this week; there will not be an appeal of the decision in Miller v College of Policing.
Women Won’t Wheesht In Court
Sticking with a legal theme, The Court of Session in Edinburgh has accepted Fair Play For Women’s petition for a judicial review into the guidance accompanying the ‘sex question’ on the Scottish Census. A hearing has been set for February 2nd.
This story was covered by The Times.
Phelps Dives In
Swimming legend, Michael Phelps, has talked publicly about trans-identified male, Lia Thomas, competing on a women’s swimming team, making a comparison with the doping he’s witnessed in the sport.
“We all should feel comfortable with who we are in our own skin. But I think sports should be played on an even playing field.”
Under New Management
Great news from the world of politics; Emma Bateman has been elected co-chair of Green Party Women.
Game Set & Match
Couldn’t resist sharing Sir Dicky’s brilliant response to Tom Harwood.