Biology vs Culture (Sex & Gender) · Language & Terminology · Legal & the Law

What is a woman? How does our lived experience of bodily functions shape our lives?

The May 2022 Prospect Magazine has an article asking What is a Woman? 

And an earlier one by Angela Santini also asked What is a Woman? (Prospect Magazine, Summer 2021).

Andy Lewis suggests that the proliferation of articles about this question is a deliberate attempt to eliminate the concept of woman in objective terms Also, this article from Helen Lewis in the removal of the word woman in the abortion debate in the US.

Here Anneliese Dodds explains her position on whether a woman can have a penis (No):

Anneliese Dodds: Stella Creasy is wrong – a woman can’t have a penis  Labour continues to flounder on simple issue of defining womanhood, with two prominent figures at odds.

Lisa Nandy gives her view of the same (woman / penis?) issue: Nick Ferrari asks Shadow Levelling Up Secretary @lisanandy if a woman can be born with a penis.


Julie Bindel:  What Stella Creasy gets wrong about trans rights

Jon Pike:  Language, truth and logic: Talking to Stella Creasy is never easy