The PSOE feminist collective presented the 40th Federal Party Congress amendments to certain points in the programme that would violate equality policies.
In particular, the aim is to avoid "the introduction of formulations that imply setbacks for equality policies". and therefore for "guaranteeing women's recognised rights"..
"The substitution of sex for gender'. explain the petitioners "prevents a proper analysis of social, economic and political reality in the face of inequalities'. in addition to "jeopardising the necessary breakdown of data by sex". and to harm the " spaces reserved for women".
It is also stated that it is necessary to edit the name of the entry 'Mainstreaming to ensure gender equality'. at "Mainstreaming to ensure equality between women and men".. It is also asked to replace the concept of 'trans' with that of "transsexual'.explaining that the term trans does not enjoy any "legal recognition or validity, as an umbrella term encompassing different realities, from transsexuality to behaviour defined as transformism" . The feminist collective demands a 'scrupulous' presentation of the terms.
The amendments also include the deletion of the '+' symbol within the LGTBI + acronym because, they explain "è legally unstable, indefinite and imprecise, which generates legal uncertainty" . The promoters state that they intend to Defending the clear separation between feminist claims and those of the LGTBI collectives.
Significant fact, The amendments have already won majority support wherever they have been tabled at local body level and enjoy growing support among the Psoe base, while the leadership is currently silent. The amendments need to be approved by the delegates so that they can finally be incorporated into the final text.
As you will recall, the Vice-President of the Council, the Socialist Carmen Calvo, had long opposed the discussion of the Ley Trans, supported by Equality Minister Irene Montero (Podemos). But in the end the Psoe had also capitulated in the face of transactivist demands for free gender identity or self-id (see here).
Radfem Italy discussed it in a public meeting with Ángeles Álvarézcartel contact person ContraBorrado and one of the best known representatives of Spanish radical feminism, analysing the similarities between the text of the Ley Trans and the Zan bill: here the video of the meeting.
If the Psoe body will support, as it seems, the amendments proposed by the party's feminists, the Federal Congress and the leadership will not be able to ignore this, and Ley Trans will encounter new obstacles on its way.
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