The doula wrote: “Women birth all the people, make up half the population, but less than a third of the seats in the House of Commons are occupied by us.”
Lynsey McCarthy-Calvert had to resign as the spokeswoman for the charity Doula UK because she had the nerve to stray from reality.
Mrs. McCarthy-Calvert actually said that only “women birth all people.” Can you believe that?!
It all started because trans women, who are not biologically female, have caused a ruckus over in the UK (emphasis mine):
Flora margarine stopped advertising on Mumsnet after the website was accused of being transphobic for hosting a wide range of views on transgender issues. And the makers of Always sanitary towels removed the female ‘Venus’ symbol from packaging after complaints from trans men.
The Doula UK row started after Cancer Research UK dropped the word ‘women’ from its smear test campaign, instead saying screening was ‘relevant for everyone aged 25-64 with a cervix’.
McCarthy-Calvert’s Facebook post, rooted in biology and science, triggered transgender activists:
In response, Mrs McCarthy-Calvert posted a photograph on Facebook of a negligee-clad woman somersaulting underwater, with the wording: ‘I am not a “cervix owner” I am not a “menstruator” I am not a “feeling”. I am not defined by wearing a dress and lipstick. I am a woman: an adult human female.’
Beneath it she wrote: ‘Women birth all the people, make up half the population, but less than a third of the seats in the House of Commons are occupied by us.’
Over 20 trans activists complained about the Facebook post because it clearly violated Doula UK’s policies that no one involved with the charity should “‘post anything that our colleagues, clients and affiliates would find offensive.'”
Doula UK spent four months investigating McCarthy-Calvert’s comments.
I guess you’re transphobic when you state a scientific fact. From The Daily Mail:
They [Doula UK] did not expel the mother- of-four, who has been a doula – who provide continuous support during pregnancy – for six years, but threatened to suspend her unless she deleted the post.
Mrs McCarthy-Calvert did so, but resigned believing Doula UK had ‘acquiesced’ to demands from a small number of activists and failed to stand up for women’s rights.
‘I am angry and sad,’ she said last night. ‘I was effectively ostracised for saying I am a woman and so are my clients.
‘I have been very disappointed by Doula UK’s response. The leadership are paralysed by not wanting to upset transgender rights activists. They have fallen over themselves to acquiesce to their demands.’ The controversy comes after a series of recent victories for transgender activists.
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