The Green Party must respect our sex!

by Emma Bateman

The Green Party must respect our sex!

by Emma Bateman
Emma Bateman
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I have been expelled from the Green Party three times for expressing my Gender Critical beliefs. I am challenging the Green Party to stand up for sense, science and sex based rights.
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Latest: May 21, 2024

The Green Party - Flouting the rules to expel me

I am still expelled and awaiting my fourth Green Party appeal ordeal. There is no indication when that might be, as communications from the complaints department are scant, but in an interesting wrin…

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I am excited to announce that I have engaged Elizabeth McGlone from Didlaw to take my case against the Green Party of England and Wales forward. Ms McGlone was central to the success of the case brought against the Party by my friend and fellow Green, Dr Shahrar Ali. She has acquired a close reading of the practices of the Green Party whilst representing Dr Ali, and twinned with her expertise in equality law, I know that she will secure a just outcome to my case.

I would like to thank my previous legal team who have been excellent, and the many supporters who gave so generously in the initial stages of my legal action.There have been a number of successful cases concerning the right to express Gender Critical beliefs recently, including those of Dr Shahrar Ali, Rachel Meade and Jo Phoenix, each of which adds strength to my own case of discrimination on the basis of my Gender Critical beliefs.

I began my legal action after being suspended from the Green Party for questioning whether men are women. The Greens have added to their layers of mistakes by recently expelling me - again - (this is the third time!). My case is sound and the evidence of discrimination is solid.

Women in all political parties on the left have seen gender identity burn through the history, language and material reality of our lives. We have been pressured to accept that 'trans women are women', that 'trans women are female', that 'female-only' includes any man who desires to be seen as such.

My case will examine how straightforward expressions of common belief like 'males are not female' and 'people can't change sex' are twisted and turned by the Green Party complaints system into 'transphobic', 'reprehensible,' 'bigoted' human rights violations.

How 'safe spaces' are patrolled to ensure they are kept free from all dissenting opinion, and how respect for the right to freedom of thought, conscience and belief has been purged from a party that boasts about not having a whip but keeps members under a cosh.

Our political representation is fundamental to this fight, and bringing the Parties to their senses is a crucial step. Greens, Labour and the LibDems have shown time and time again that they are unwilling to stop the shredding of women's rights through internal measures, and so we have to turn to the law.

I have always been self-sufficient and paid my own way , but legal representation is painfully beyond my modest pay grade, and so I have come to you to humbly request donations to see this through to court. I know that this is a hard ask as times are tight and crowdfunding is a crowded market, with cases of discrimination breaking out all over.

I am putting everything I can into this fight and I am extremely grateful for any donation large or small you can give to assist this win.

If you would like to find out more about my case, I discuss the details of my expulsion from the Green Party of England and Wales in a webinar alongside other women from the Party who have been suspended and punished for their Gender Critical views. You can watch that video here:

Thank you for reading and for your continued support.

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Emma Bateman

May 21, 2024

The Green Party - Flouting the rules to expel me

I am still expelled and awaiting my fourth Green Party appeal ordeal. There is no indication when that might be, as communications from the complaints department are scant, but in an interesting wrinkle it seems that the process the Green Party Regional Council used to overturn the previous appeal decision and expel me again was constitutionally shaky; the Party cannot agree on whether an appeals outcome can be overturned this way, or whether the Green Party constitution makes that impossible.

In Shahrar Ali's win against the Greens, the judge ruled that the Party had used a process that was procedurally unfair to remove him, and I wonder if the Green Party Executive are cognisant of the fact that there is disagreement among those responsible as to whether they have broken their own Party rules in expelling me again.

Scottish Green Shenanigans

Seeing the Scottish Green Party expose themselves over the past few weeks has been frustrating, though I can't deny a small slice of schadenfreude in seeing the frothing Scottish Green leaders scrabbling to appease their fanatics and getting dumped by the SNP.

In 2022 My alleged transphobia was cited as one of the reasons the Scottish Green Party disaffiliated from the Green Party of England and Wales (GPEW). The Scottish Rainbow Greens had publicly chided GPEW women for having the temerity to elect me as Green Party Women co chair. I responded robustly, and was subsequently suspended for being 'disparaging' towards the Scottish Rainbow Greens. I was told that the diplomatic problems I had caused between the Scottish Green Party and the Green Party of England and Wales were 'unprecedented.'

The GPEW response to the break up between the Scottish Green Party and Scottish National Party has been very muted, and I hope that it is dawning on the GPEW Executive that the actions of the SGP lean towards “horrible warning” rather than “good example”.

The Greens on both sides of the border have been cranking up the purge of Gender Critical members, with long term loyal members expelled or strung out on No Fault Suspensions for months or years on end. This is distressing, but I take heart from the fact that claimants with Gender Critical beliefs are wining in courts and employment tribunals. Roz Adams has just won her case against Edinburgh Rape Crisis Shelter, and on reading the judgement, I can see numerous parallels between the attitude of the gender ideologists in her case and those who dominate the Green Party. The hostile atmosphere towards Gender Critical members, and the assumption that Gender Critical views are inherently hateful, feels familiar.

Sadly it seems that GPEW are continuing to follow the advice of Stonewall and are clinging to no debate. That advice will end up costing them very dear when my case comes to court.


As ever, I am very grateful to all my supporters.

We will win this battle!

Emma Bateman


 

Update 1

Emma Bateman

April 16, 2024

The Cass review is in the news, so where is the Green Party?

I thought I would take the publication of the Cass Review as an opportunity to give an update on my case against the Green Party. I hope that, like me, others are relieved that at last our reservations about the transitioning of children are being given due credence instead of being slammed as bigotry. This is mixed with anger and frustration at it taking so long for people to hear us, and the potential harm that delay has caused.

The Green Party's official response to the Cass review has been a point blank pretence that it hasn't happened. Other political parties and the media are addressing what may be regarded as the biggest medical scandal since lobotomies were fashionable, but the Green Party is pincered in the grip of the gender extremists. The review has not been welcomed, and in fact if the leadership were to show anything other than contempt for Cass, they would risk falling foul of the stranglehold of the Green Party's own queerphobia guidance, because according to the Green Party, it is transphobic to Claim, imply or insinuate “that an LGBTIQA+ child or adolescent cannot understand or be aware of their own identity and/or knowledge of themselves or are too young to know better”.

This puts the leaders in a bind – if they endorse the Cass Review findings, they can be accused of flouting the queerphobia guidelines.

The LGBTIQA+Greens have filled the official silence with a statement accusing the Cass review of 'inexcusable bias', of 'platforming transphobes' and of 'supporting transphobic hate groups'.

This statement has been shared by the Green Party Deputy Leader, the Green Party Spokesperson for Equality and Diversity and other senior Greens.

The Green Party has trans activist tunnel vision and there are no signs of that changing. It seems that despite the hot air, the trans activist balloon is going down and more gender critical members are being thrown out to try and keep it afloat.

At the last count there are at least 15 gender critical members who are currently suspended, expelled or sanctioned by the Party. The majority are middle aged women on farcically named 'no fault suspensions' who supposedly pose a danger or threat to the Party.

I am still expelled, awaiting what will be the 6th consideration of a complaint against me made by a former Co Leader of the party. There is no end date for this punitive process which began in January 2023, and no assurance that this will be the final hearing. The trans activists can simply cobble together another challenge to the outcome if it does not suit them.

Supporters may wonder why I carry on submitting to the erratic vagaries of the disciplinary process. I do so to expose the double standards and feeble excuses used by the perpetrators of that system.

The party is determined to career along this authoritarian crackdown path that can only end in court.

As ever I am grateful to my supporters for their continuing support.

Onwards and Upwards!

Emma Bateman

  

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