SARAH VINE: This War On Mothers Is Feminism’s Biggest Battle In Decades

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Mom mom mom. I am proud to call myself all these things. Like countless women throughout the ages, being a mother is a fundamental, unmistakable and indelible part of my identity as a woman.

But the powerful and hugely influential gay rights organization Stonewall finds such a fundamental belief wrong. Not only wrong, but also discriminatory and possibly bad.

It says I can’t call myself a mother, nor can I call myself a mother. Instead, I have to retrain my brain to think of myself as “a parent who has given birth.” Not doing so is an insult to transgender people, an attack on their right to gender self-identification.

And we can’t have that. No, it’s much better to cut out a large portion of the population – i.e. mothers – so that a small number of biological men who want to define themselves as women (not something I have a problem with, by the way) can do better feel about themselves.

Mom mom mom.  I am proud to call myself all these things.  Like countless women through the ages, being a mother is a fundamental, unmistakable and indelible part of my identity as a woman (file photo)

Mom mom mom. I am proud to call myself all these things. Like countless women through the ages, being a mother is a fundamental, unmistakable and indelible part of my identity as a woman (file photo)

Do you think I’m exaggerating? If only I were. Earlier, the Welsh government removed the term ‘mother’ from its maternity policy.

After Joe Biden’s election as US president, the word “mother” was removed from House rules, along with other overtly “gender” terminology.

By now ‘breastfeeding’ has become ‘breastfeeding’, it is not ‘breast milk’ but ‘breast milk’ and maternity wards don’t call themselves that because motherhood is considered an outdated social construct. And where the existence of biological sex is, for some, like Stonewall CEO Nancy Kelley, the equivalent of anti-Semitism.

That’s right: If you think that as a woman you have the exclusive right to be called that, you are on a par with one of the greatest war criminals the world has ever seen.

There is, of course, an undeniable irony in the idea of ​​an organization that has fought so hard for so long against the persecution of one group of people – gay men – now participating in the hunt for another: women.

By now 'breastfeeding' has become 'breastfeeding', it is not 'breast milk' but 'breast milk' and maternity wards don't call themselves that because motherhood is considered an outdated social construct.  And where the existence of biological sex is, for some, like Stonewall CEO Nancy Kelley (pictured), the equivalent of anti-Semitism

By now ‘breastfeeding’ has become ‘breastfeeding’, it is not ‘breast milk’ but ‘breast milk’ and maternity wards don’t call themselves that because motherhood is considered an outdated social construct. And where the existence of biological sex is, for some, like Stonewall CEO Nancy Kelley (pictured), the equivalent of anti-Semitism

No doubt that is why some of its more prominent supporters have expressed serious concerns about the direction it is heading.

But the terrible truth is that when it comes to Stonewall’s mission to eradicate biological sex, much of the damage has already been done.

In recent years, it has slowly but surely infiltrated countless government organizations, shifting its agenda and rewiring society from within.

Thanks to Stonewall’s “diversity champions scheme,” to which 250 government agencies subscribe and raise millions each year for the organization, there is a generation of young officials and policy makers who believe in this.

The Home Office, MI6, the Department for International Trade and the House of Commons are all in the top 100 on Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index, meaning they have joined an agenda that not only openly denies women their basic biological identity. , but also sues if they dare to push back.

This includes Baroness Falkner, the new chair of the Commission on Equal Treatment and Human Rights, who has angered activists by saying that women should have the right to question transgender identity without being abused, stigmatized or risk losing their job.

They include Minister for Women and Equality Liz Truss, who is currently urging all government departments and public bodies to pull out of the Stonewall plan.

Among them are Liz Truss (pictured), Secretary of State for Women and Equality, who is currently urging all government agencies and public bodies to withdraw from the Stonewall plan.

Among them are Liz Truss (pictured), Secretary of State for Women and Equal Opportunities, who is currently urging all government agencies and public bodies to withdraw from Stonewall’s plan.

Both women have faced a barrage of abuse for daring to question Stonewall’s ethos.

Vitally, this isn’t just an argument about semantics. It’s the most significant battle feminism has endured since the hunger-striking Suffragettes got feeding tubes down their throats.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, people of all genders and no one, you have left us no choice. This is war.

Davina sinks to a new low

Honestly, I’ve never seen such banter as ITV’s Masked Dancer. The worst part is the jury, which has just as much authenticity as a fake five. Particularly irritating is Davina McCall, left, who says she’s doing a ‘plunge-off’ with Amanda Holden for whoever wears the lowest-cut dress. Stay stylish, ladies!

That intrepid critic of Islam, Ed Husain, claims that some Muslim clerics openly apply Sharia law and believe that allowing women to leave the home leads to “tragedy and misfortune.”

Depressing evidence that a small minority live as if it were 9th century Kabul, not 21st century Britain.

Vegan kids fall short

Even more disturbing findings about the effects of parents imposing veganism on their children. In a study of five to 10-year-olds, those who followed a vegan diet were up to an inch shorter than their omnivorous counterparts.

They also had weaker bones and were more likely to be deficient in vitamin B12.

Whenever I buy something online – even a pint of milk – I get an annoying follow-up ‘how did we do it’. Don’t these companies realize that if I’m not satisfied, I would still contact them directly? You just can’t get through by phone. They’re too busy sending out stupid surveys.

The reason middle-aged women are most likely to suffer ‘long-term Covid’ is less due to their age and gender and more because they don’t take enough time off to recover and continue with family responsibilities – unlike men who have left over. recover the overall champion.

Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai is a remarkable young woman. Still, there’s something uneasy about such a powerful symbol of feminism and freedom appearing on the cover of Vogue magazine this month, which celebrities use as a vehicle for their own vanity.

When asked about the whole Harry and Meghan debacle, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie simply joked, “Oprah who?” and ‘What conversation?’ Perhaps the most sensible response yet.

Naomi misses the point

Few have the unwavering confidence of a Jose Mourinho, so I have some sympathy for tennis player Naomi Osaka, who finds media interviews disturbing.

That said, it’s worrying how celebrities are using mental illness as a way to block criticism of their behavior.

Yes, we all feel anxious and reluctant to discuss problems at times. But that’s not being mentally ill. It’s just life.

Young people who prefer an apprenticeship to college earn up to £7,000 a year more than those with a degree. That’s no surprise given universities’ obsession with indoctrination and wakery.

If it was a choice between that and learning something, I know what I would choose.

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