Ep#187 – Katy Montgomerie and Debbie Hayton debate gender and trans rights.

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) is joined by Katy Montgomerie (@KatyMontgomerie) and Debbie Hayton (@DebbieHayton). Katy is an LGBT and atheist activist and Debbie is a journalist and physics teacher. They are both are transgender women; however they have very different opinions on the major talking points related to gender and trans rights.

0:00 Intro
1:11 What is a woman? Is there an objective definition? Should we be invoking intersex people in this argument?
21:34 Is sex binary?
23:20 Is Katy male or female?
29:06 What rights would trans people lose if they identified as ‘gender non-confirming’ instead of the opposite sex?  
31:47 Why does this conversation always focus on women? Are women justified to fear an encroachment on their rights? What are the safeguarding concerns?
37:27 Can you change your sex?
40:12 The problem of men talking about what it means to be female
41:02 Is it mostly men that have concerns with self-ID/trans issues?
43:34 The WDI declaration and use of women’s spaces.
50:52 India Willoughby, misgendering and the chilling effect on free speech.
1:02:53 Final questions to each other

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