More Transgender Rights? No, its Only the Death of Meaning, Dear!

So here we are on the cusp of gaining the “right” to alter our own birth certificates to change the sex that the midwife proclaimed when we exited our mother’s womb. Midwives? They know nothing. For millennia they have had the audacity to look between the legs of newborn babes and declare them to be boys or girls, solely on the basis of certain anatomical features. All about transgender rights is it? No. It’s the latest in a long line […]

Ofsted Sets New LGBTQWERTY Benchmark for Outstanding Education

Warning: This piece may contain traces of satire Ofsted inspectors have awarded an Outstanding grade for a school in Hackney, North London, despite its pupils getting poor GCSE grades. Égalité House, which was established in 2012, saw only three of its 129 pupils achieve A grades in maths and two in English last year, and a total pass rate for both subjects of less than 30%. Yet despite the low grades, along with what inspectors noted as “the poor quality of […]

Sales of Paracetamol up as the English Language Undergoes a Sex-Change

I came across a new word the other day. Themself. I chanced upon it quite by accident after happening to see a story about someone called Jack Monroe who had apparently been awarded a sum of money in a court case against Katie Hopkins. The case itself intrigued me about as much as statistics on 17th century wool production, but what caught my eye was that Jack didn’t appear to look very much like I’d expect a Jack to look. […]

Messy and Messier — A Tale of Two Transgender Cases

Since we have decided to complicate an already complex world even further by claiming that a person can become a gender that is opposite to their biological sex, it is no surprise that we are being rewarded for our endeavours with increasingly complex situations. Two cases have recently emerged that pretty neatly exemplify the complexities that arise because we are choosing to tread on this path. Case A The parents of a 14-year-old girl have been accused by social services […]