Virtually all MSM attention in Scotland has focused on the risks that the implementation of the Gender Recognition Act by the SNP Government, to protect the rights of Trans people, may pose for ‘hard-won’ women’s rights and on the ‘flight’ from the party by, loosely, ‘Gender Critical Feminists’. Other parties, such as the Lib Dems, have escaped any scrutiny, ‘under the radar.’
This is one of many areas in which I am not competent to be pontificating but as I understand things, both Trans groups and women are far too often the victims of discrimination, including predominantly male violence, monstrous amounts not reported or prosecuted.
My interest here, as always, is media bias against the SNP, the FM, the SG or just Scotland.
The above image from a tweet by @LaurenOxleyx drew my attention and triggered a wee search for evidence of how the the Lib Dems are dealing with this.
Again, as I understand it, the SNP Government wishes to both protect the Trans community and, equally, reassure women’s groups.
The Lib Dems, it seems, are less concerned to try to hold things together. Witness this rejection of a GC woman in 2018:
Here’s the text:
Today I emailed the Lib Dems expressing an interest in joining their party.
I stated no one should receive discrimination or abuse for their transgender status but explained that I am GC and I asked if there was room for GC women in the party.
I received the following response:
Thank you for getting in touch. Whilst we appreciate your interest in joining, you should be aware that the Liberal Democrats are a trans inclusive party, and we have made it clear that we fully behind trans communities. As liberals we champion everyone’s right to live the life they want. By the sounds of your email it appears that your values are not aligned with ours so we are probably not the right the party for you.
Where is the media attention to the Lib Dems and their ‘problems with women?’