People deserve respect, but ideas do not. We need to be able to speak the truth about sex to protect everybody's rights, and hold institutions to account.
Maya Forstater, Sex Matters Co-Founder
For rights to be respected in a democratic society it must be possible to debate them, exercise them and advocate for their implementation.
Rebecca Bull, Sex Matters Co-Founder
The law can't change the material reality of sex. Pretending it can causes real harms, and liabilities.
Naomi Cunningham, Sex Matters Co-Founder
The words male and female have a very clear biological meaning, not up for postmodern deconstruction. They do not refer to social categories, but to human anatomy.
Emma Hilton, Sex Matters Co-Founder
Clarity about sex is crucial for safeguarding everybody’s human rights.
We are campaigning to establish that sex matters in rules, laws, policies, language and culture. We aim to:
Establish clarity on single sex services
Enable people to speak up
Make debate possible
What we do
- We lobby for clarity on sex in law and institutions.
- We publish research, guidance and analysis.
- We support and mobilise people to speak up.
- We hold organisations accountable.
There are two sexes: female and male. People shouldn’t be afraid to say this.
Organisations and governments should be clear about the sexes and where sex matters.
Everybody’s human rights matter, including private life, freedom of beliefs and speech.
A cohesive society depends on open debate and evidence-based policy making.
What’s happening right now
Naomi Cunningham, employment and discrimination barrister and Chair of Sex Matters, has received a prestigious industry accolade, in part...
17th January 2022
On 16 November 2021, writes Sex Matters Chair Naomi Cunningham, I gave a talk at the Middle Temple LGBTQ+...
16th January 2022
Why the Girls' Day School Trust's single-sex policy is lawful and important.
11th January 2022