Someone finally managed to say it on a national stage. Absolutely stunning and historic speech by #LordPhilipHunt. Share and share and share again.
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!
Absolutely bloody marvellous!!!!!
Remarkable that it must be said, but heartwarming and thrilling.
And Dr Jane Clare Jones in Hansard!
I had tears in my eyes listening to this.
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!!
Wonderful stuff 👏👏👏
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)
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.
I wonder if this lovely gentleman would mind having a word with the Democrats here in the U.S.
I wrote to Lord Hunt.
#LordPhilipHunt got himself a new follower in me the day, it was perfect 👌🏼
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.
Great speech. Absolutely hit the nail on the head. I hope it resonates.