A spokeswoman for Doula UK has been forced to resign for saying that only women can have babies.
Lynsey McCarthy-Calvert says she was forced to quit her position after she wrote a Facebook response to Cancer Research UK’s decision to drop “woman” from their smear test campaign, which now says “relevant for everyone aged 25 to 64 with a cervix.”
“I am not a cervix owner. I am not a menstruator. I am not a feeling. I am not defined by wearing a dress and lipstick. I am a woman: an adult human female,” wrote McCarthy-Calvert in her response. “Women birth all the people, make up half the population, but less than a third of the seats in the House of Commons are occupied by us.”
Her statement prompted around 20 transgender activists to write letters to Doula UK accusing McCarthy-Calvert’s comments as being “trans-exclusionary.” The letter resulted in a four-month investigation by Doula UK, ending with McCarthy-Calvert being forced to resign.
“I have been very disappointed by Doula UK’s response. The leadership are paralyzed by not wanting to upset transgender rights activists,” McCarthy-Calvert said. “They have fallen over themselves to acquiesce to their demands.”