A British journalist has applauded the BBC for lambasting politicians who have ‘abandoned’ the belief that ‘sex is real’
British journalist and author Ella Whelan blasted UK politicians who she said had ‘abandoned’ the belief that ‘sex is real’ during a recent episode of ‘BBC Question Time’.
Whelan and her fellow panelists were tasked with answering the question: “Should the protection of women-only spaces be reconsidered? on the BBC show, which is a spin-off of the BBC radio show “Any Questions?”
“It is remarkable to me that politicians in this country – in Scotland, Wales and England – seem to have abandoned the belief in reality, that sex is real and that it is irrefutable,” Whelan said, to the applause of the audience.
“It’s very important,” she continued. “Because it’s not just about these intense places, like a prison, or like a center for rape victims where it’s vital… You can ask the question: ‘Why do men not can they not move and let someone go into solitary confinement… but the point is if politicians in a government can’t deal with reality and truth and deal with facts based on things that we all get it, so why would you believe anything they say?”
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“Why would you believe in the justice system? she added. “Because the only group we haven’t mentioned so far is women! And it’s women who have to pay for this.”
Whelan expanded on his on-air commentary for Fox News Digital, suggesting that none of the UK’s major political parties have fully understood the issue of sex and gender.
“The problem with the trans debate is that there’s a distinct disconnect between what politicians do and what the public thinks should happen,” she said. “All mainstream political parties in the UK have given in to the idea that gender is something you can change, legally or otherwise. gender recognition reform, it was the Conservatives who introduced the idea of making the process of self-identification more easily accessible, and Labor unfortunately has no idea what a woman is.”
“But the vast majority of people understand that sex is binary and irrefutable – we don’t need scientists to tell us that there’s a reason women’s and men’s blood tests are interpreted differently, why we do sports separately or why we might find it awkward to change in front of each other when we’re teenagers,” she continued. “There is nothing sectarian in this basic fact.”
Several politicians and activists applauded Whelan’s “common sense” comments.
“Well said, Ella,” Russian-British satirist and podcast host Konstantin Kisin wrote on Twitter of Whelan’s BBC appearance.
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“Awesome,” said Belinda de Lucy, a former Brexit Party MP in the European Parliament.
“Instead of trying to pretend that sex is changeable – or that there’s nothing wrong with changing a legal document like a birth certificate to say a boy was born instead of a girl – we should focus on societal acceptance of difference,” Whelan said. Fox News digital.
But not everyone was a fan.
“My heart goes out to trans people who are being continually slandered right now,” one Twitter user wrote, slamming Whelan’s remarks. Another was shocked that the BBC show allowed the panelist to ‘spit hate’.
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The gender debate has also been a common theme in the United States, with parents in recent years expressing concern over the apparent expansion of definitions of sex.
In March 2021, for example, President Biden signed an executive order outlining plans to revise Title IX gender identity regulations. The administration’s reforms included removing some due process protections put in place by the Trump administration and changing the definition of “sex” to include “gender identity.” Several parent groups have spoken out against the proposals, predicting it will have consequences such as “confusing and in fact obliterating women”.
Some said the changes would be particularly unfair to young women in sport.
“Title IX under Obama, and now under Biden, is being twisted and used as a weapon against girls and women, this Title IX was actually written to protect us,” said Elicia Brand, president and co-founder of the Parent Army, to Fox News. Digital.”And we will suffer the most, especially our daughters who play sports.”
“We don’t want this to be weaponized under Biden when his executive order doesn’t carry the full weight of the law like Trump’s did,” she continued. “It’s still very dangerous because it gives the Department of Education the ability to take legal action against the schools and that way they have to comply because they can’t lose the money. So people who girls and women will suffer.”