Based on biology and genetic makeup a woman is a woman and a man is a man. No longer, according to the just released eligibility criteria for the New South Wales Government’s Woman of the Year Award.
Under the heading Eligibility Criteria for entrants the first dot point reads “Identifies as a woman”. So much for XX and XY chromosomes and the fact that according to one survey just under 98% of Australian men and women are happy with their sex at birth.
Like the radical gender theory underpinning the Safe Schools program, where students are told gender is a fluid social construct and they have the power to decide what sex they are, it’s clear Bonnie Taylor, the minister responsible for the awards, has also drunk the Kool-Aid.