SEX MATTERS

Do You Have A ‘Woman Problem’?

The war on women seems to continue

Josephine Crispin
3 min readJan 28, 2023

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How does one describe this legend, a person who menstruate? Image by Oberholster Venita from Pixabay

One issue which, in truth, should not be regarded as an issue at all befuddles most. It concerns sex and gender.

For most, their sex and gender is one and the same. Both are science-based.

The World Health Organisation (WHO), however, says that gender is different from sex, and that gender is a social construct which can change over time.

For a wee fraction of the population, sex and gender are not one and the same. And there lies the issue, this woman problem.

So, how does one define a woman?

Responses to the question include those from people holding responsible government posts:

“A child is born without sex.”

“[It is] something that is assigned at birth.”

“…there are different definitions legally around what a woman actually is.”

Only women have cervix.” (Note from the author: the “outrage” over this statement is currently ongoing.)

“It’s wrong to say only women have cervix.”

Could a woman have a penis?

Responses to the question are from those holding elective positions in the government:

“People are complex and different.”

“You’re in danger of inciting hatred.”

“I don’t think discussing the issue in this way helps anyone.”

Male rapists, including child rapists, should be allowed to serve their sentences in women’s prisons if they identify as women.

Those who deny males access to women’s spaces are “dinosaurs who want to hoard rights”.

Meanwhile:

*A biomedical scientist who worked on blood transfusion for 40 years was struck off the Institute of Biomedical Science when he stated, “Only women have a cervix… Women also have a right to women-only spaces.

*A 29-year-old law student in her final year in a UK university faced expulsion for saying women have vaginas and that a woman is the weaker sex.

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Josephine Crispin

Writes about writing, nature, animals, the environment, social issues and spirituality. Editor and published author of romance novellas amongst other genres.