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Feb 22, 2021Liked by mole at the counter

May be worth mentioning that it is really easy to send Lord Philip Hunt a message of support or thanks by clicking on the "Send a message" button here: https://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/13353/lord_hunt_of_kings_heath

In a former life, I used to work at Westminster, and I remember that the messages received after someone takes a stand like this (from both the critics and the supporters) make a huge difference in terms of how likely people are to speak up again in the future!

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Feb 22, 2021Liked by mole at the counter

Absolutely bloody marvellous!!!!!

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Feb 22, 2021Liked by mole at the counter

Remarkable that it must be said, but heartwarming and thrilling.

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Feb 22, 2021Liked by mole at the counter

And Dr Jane Clare Jones in Hansard!

I had tears in my eyes listening to this.

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Feb 22, 2021Liked by mole at the counter

Wow. My expectations where so low when I saw this blog. A few words about legal terminology was all I was expecting. But wow, it was great. Well done, Lord Hunt.

And a credit to all those who briefed you! Great to hear the amazing Jane Clare Jones getting a mention. And I imagine the excellent briefing on language in legislation by Sex Matters (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1r6SMDWVXIMIVZGqgimLcSClDePnkURpk/view) must have played a great part in this. Thank you!!

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Feb 22, 2021Liked by mole at the counter

Wonderful stuff πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Feb 22, 2021Liked by mole at the counter

I'm punching the ceiling, saying: "Fantastic!"

I am about to paste this on Twitter (having had no joy with my referral I will have to remove my perfectly correct but rude Tweet)

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Interesting that Baroness Emma Nicholson also made the point about the erasure of the word woman in that debate, but because she is a Conservative peer and a woman no one is applauding her. Women’s voices are still ignored. DOI - never voted Conservative in my life.

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I wonder if this lovely gentleman would mind having a word with the Democrats here in the U.S.

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I wrote to Lord Hunt.

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#LordPhilipHunt got himself a new follower in me the day, it was perfect πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

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This has probably already been pointed out, but chest feeders isn't even inclusive. I don't understand it's origin. I couldn't breast feed, so neither apply to me but I promise I did feed my baby. Maybe I was just a Milk Provider.

I assume it's for transman who don't like the word breast? Because natal men can get breast cancer.

It's just so bloody knee jerk and illogical.

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Great speech. Absolutely hit the nail on the head. I hope it resonates.

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