‘Acceptance for trans people is going backwards – we just want to be seen as human beings’

Last month, Channel 4 announced plans for, what some considered to be a controversial documentary, that would ask, ‘Who is and who can become a woman?’

It will hear from people who believe gender is biological sex that can’t be changed, and those who see gender as an identity which can be determined by individuals.

The programme titled Gender Wars, is led by Professor Kathleen Stock, who quit her role at the University of Sussex in 2021 following protests from students and accusations of transphobia.

Kathleen, 51, said in 2018: ‘Many trans women are still males with male genitalia, many are sexually attracted to females, and they should not be in places where females undress or sleep in a completely unrestricted way.’

She also told The Argus: ‘This has nothing to do with any particular trans people – it is about a general structural issue in our society and how to deal with it.’

People were concerned about what content the documentary would include. Channel 4 responded to the backlash, and told Metro.co.uk: ‘The programme will hear from a range of voices from both sides of the debate on this topic.


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