Labour Party Can't Explain What A Woman Is, Belinda De Lucy Ex-Brexit Party MEP Mike Graham 10Mar22

   

PublicEnquiry

 

Published on Mar 11, 2022

UK Labour Party Can't Explain What A Woman Is - Belinda Delucy Ex Brexit Party MEP Mike Graham 10Mar22

Labour STILL can't say what a woman is as Yvette Cooper becomes second frontbencher to dodge the question

Yvette Cooper second Labour frontbencher to decline to define a woman
The Shadow Home Secretary refused on three occasion to offer a definition
Came after Anneliese Dodds said the meaning of word depended on 'context'

By Daniel Martin Policy Editor For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:25, 9 March 2022 | Updated: 22:27, 9 March 2022

e-mail

1.1k
shares

251

View comments

Yvette Cooper yesterday became the second Labour frontbencher to decline to define what a woman is.

The Shadow Home Secretary refused three times to offer a definition, saying she was not going to go down a 'rabbit hole'.

It came a day after her colleague Anneliese Dodds, Labour's equalities spokesman, said the meaning of the word depended on 'context'.

Miss Dodds's failure to provide a definition earned the ridicule of JK Rowling, who said she needed a dictionary and a backbone.
Yvette Cooper refused three times to offer a definition of what a woman is, saying she was not going to go down a 'rabbit hole'

Yvette Cooper refused three times to offer a definition of what a woman is, saying she was not going to go down a 'rabbit hole'

The Harry Potter author added: 'Apparently, under a Labour government, today will become We Who Must Not Be Named Day.'

Asked on Times Radio what a woman was, Miss Cooper said: 'I think people get themselves down rabbit holes on this one.

'Let's just celebrate International Women's Day and amazing women all over the country, amazing women all over the world, but also challenge inequalities and say what it is we need to be doing for the future.'

Asked whether she was confident about what a woman was, Miss Cooper replied: 'Yeah, but I'm not going to get into rabbit holes on this. Why are we all getting ourselves tangled up?'

Pressed once more, she said: 'As you can see I'm avoiding going down rabbit holes because I just think this is pointless. We had a great celebration of International Women's Day, I think there's still all kinds of inequalities, I think we still see problems around violence against women and girls where there needs to be action.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10596027/Labour-say-woman-is.html

'For example, the fact that only 1.3 per cent of rape cases reach prosecution – that is totally wrong and shows the system is failing.

'Those sorts of practical issues are the things that we should be focusing on, whether it's on International Women's Day or, frankly, for the other 364 days of the year as well.'

On Tuesday, Miss Dodds told BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour 'there are different definitions legally around what a woman actually is' – and said its meaning depended on the 'context'.

The MP also said the Equality Act, passed by Labour in 2010, did not define what the words 'adult' and 'female' meant.
Anneliese Dodds, Labour's equalities spokesman, said the meaning of the word depended on 'context'

Anneliese Dodds, Labour's equalities spokesman, said the meaning of the word depended on 'context'

BBC host Emma Barnett asked what Labour's definition of a woman was and she replied: 'There are different definitions legally around what a woman actually is.'

When asked again, Miss Dodds replied: 'It does depend what the context is surely.

'There are people who have decided that they have to make that transition. It's been a very difficult process for many of those people. Understandably, because they live as a woman, they want to be defined as a woman.'

She added: 'We need to end up in a situation where we see equality across the board.'


  AutoPlay Next Video