Proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act 2004 will inhibit the rights of women and girls to access spaces free from men. As things stands, people may apply to legally change sex on all governmental registers where they have a diagnosis of gender dysphoria, have lived as the opposite gender for at least two years and intend to live as that gender for the rest of their lives. These requirements are to be removed. Consequently men who present as men will be able to access women's toilets and changing room with impunity. If challenged they may simply wave a piece of paper which threatens the challenger with prosecution for discrimination against them as women, this despite the fact that even now approximately 75% of "transwomen" retain a functioning penis. Many women, and some transsexual people who value their acquired sex as women, oppose these changes to which every major political party subscribes. It is argued, rightly, that an impact review should first be conducted into how these changes will affect the rights of women and girls. At present the government believes uncritically everything told to them by lobbyists for these changes. A Woman's Place UK is a movement which argues for an impact review. Its 23rd November panel on this issue included ex-Labour committee member Anne Ruzylo, half of the McLibel Two Helen Steel, and feminist & gay rights activist Linda Bellos OBE. You can watch this panel via these videos: If you oppose the proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act - and if you care for your daughters, granddaughters, nieces and girl pupils then you should oppose them - then write to your local Member of Parliament, the leader of your preferred political party and to Women & Equalities Minister Justine Greening to make your views plain, You can find these via the MP directory. If you would like some guidance on points to include then you can find these at Fair Play For Women. Thanks for taking the time to read this.