by UnHerd Staff
Wednesday, 30
March 2022
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Sajid Javid: ‘When it comes to sport, it should be sex not gender’

The Health Secretary shared his thoughts on trans athletes with Freddie Sayers
by UnHerd Staff

Health Secretary Sajid Javid came into the studio this afternoon to look back at nearly two years of Covid policy with Freddie Sayers. At the end, Freddie asked a slightly different question. Should cyclist Emily Bridges, who now identifies as a woman and is one year into treatment, be able to compete in the women’s category at this week’s National Omnium Championships? He responded:

My own view is that when it comes to sport, it should be about sex rather than gender and sex should be based on your biological sex.
- Sajid Javid

The full interview will be out tomorrow.

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D Hockley
D Hockley
2 months ago

When it comes to life, it should be sex not invented ‘gender’.
And sex can only be measured by checking the chromosomes.

XX girl
XY boy

End of.

Last edited 2 months ago by D Hockley
Christina Dalcher
Christina Dalcher
2 months ago

Finally…a grain of rationality in this whole debate.

But I still don’t understand why anyone should have to qualify the term ‘sex’, à la ‘assigned sex’ or ‘biological sex.’ Such hedging only weakens the argument. Take a stand, Sajid—come out and say sex is real and cannot be changed.

Jean Calder
Jean Calder
2 months ago

Not just sport. It is vital that sex takes precedence over ‘gender’ and is separately monitored in the planning and delivery of Health Services, in the preparation of statistics, in education and crucially in the criminal justice system, especially in respect of sexual and violent crime.

Julia Whitaker
Julia Whitaker
2 months ago

At last!

Terry Davies
Terry Davies
2 months ago

Spot on!

Alex Stonor
Alex Stonor
2 months ago

It makes no blinkin difference what he thinks and it will have almost no impact on anything. Our government are relatively ineffectual in culture wars, health & social care, education, levelling up…. They’re pretty good at dodging issues and hiding money, or and selling arms. Sadly

Mel Bass
Mel Bass
2 months ago

Wow, does this mean that Javid has actually worked out what a woman is? He needs to have a chat with Sunak, who embarrassed himself last week Starmer-style, by being incapable of defining this admittedly difficult biological term.