"SOHPIE’s tragically early passing froze music in time. What stands, crowned by Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides, is an impressive but truncated body of work. While we lament SOPHIE’s untimely death, we can also enjoy the music and celebrate the legacy left behind. SOPHIE continues to inspire – both as a person and as a musician – and stands as someone we all can look up to."
When I was asked to write this piece I initially refused. I refused because now, five years since my first Gender Identity Clinic (GIC)...
My views here may be shaded by the fact that sailing events are generally mixed-gender, and women regularly out-compete men, especially at the university level. The SCEG suggests that trans women should be excluded from any sport they legally can be, by assuming that they hold some unfair physical advantage. The policy is overbroad and lacks nuance. The guidance does make one point I do agree with, that a "one-size-fits-all" approach is folly, and the only people that can really make this judgment are specific sporting bodies themselves. It would be a mistake, in my view, to rob trans women of the incredible adventure of competitive sport because of an assumption of advantage. Women's sports are not overrun with trans women; in fact, trans athletes are underrepresented in sport at all levels.
An amended motion is expected to be brought to the JCR today.
“While the Queer movement has accomplished so much, there is so much left to be done."
NUS has also been forced to let half of its staff go and sell its London headquarters
The report found that 65% of transgender students believed the University had a “negative” or “very negative” effect on their mental health
The SU also made its own submission to the consultation incorporating contributions from members
The SU will be providing £150 per term for students to travel to Gender Identity Clinics
Queen’s College is the latest college to introduce the position
An email from Somerville's JCR president requested that the perpetrator "refrain from being a barbaric idiot"