The Women’s Equality Party (WEP) has placed one of its senior members under investigation for acknowledging the harms caused by the transsexual agenda.
Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans was accused of promoting prejudice against transsexuals when she told BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze that a man cannot become a woman.
Her social media posts are also being investigated after complaints about a tweet that said there was a need for people to speak out “about the harms of transgenderism for children and young people.”
Dr Brunskell-Evans told the Moral Maze she is supportive of boys and girls wearing opposite-sex clothes.
But she added, “the problem comes when we decide that that child is genuinely internally and in some sense not a boy but a girl and that is where we get into trouble”.
“Anybody who critiques transgender doctrine tends to be called a TERF” (Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist), she said.
She suggested that her party had been “captured” by the transsexual lobby, and that she was “in the dock for suggesting that I have a moral concern for what is happening to our children”.
In an online statement responding to the WEP’s action, she said that many doctors are afraid to speak out against transsexual ideology for fears of being labelled ‘transphobic’.
“the problem comes when we decide that that child is genuinely internally and in some sense not a boy but a girl and that is where we get into trouble”
She wrote that while there are numerous reasons why there is an upsurge of children questioning their gender, “there is no credible science to back the narrative that gender ‘identity’ (rather than biological sex) is innate”.
In England, Education Secretary Justine Greening plans to streamline the process of ‘changing sex’. The Scottish Government is already consulting on this process and guidance has been introduced which says teachers should encourage children to ‘explore their gender identity’ without parental consent.
Women’s groups, therapists, doctors, academics, campaigners and transgender activists have all challenged politicians over the moves.