Britain's Green Party stirred up controversy by deciding to refer to woman as "non-men" or "non-males" so as not to exclude men who have chosen to identify as female. It started with a tweet saying that "non-men who are Young Greens can find and join our Facebook group 'Young Greens Women'.'"
Outrage and mocking ensued online with the hashtag #greenpartyfeminism:
@marstrina I am not non male, not cis woman, not a non lion, not a non bicycle, not a non fish and definitely non happy #greenpartyfeminism-- Beatrix Campbell (@beatrixcampbell) April 16, 2016
Women, if you object to being classified as 'non-men', speak up! @natalieben needs to hear that we matter #greenpartyfeminism-- Claire OT (@claireOT) April 18, 2016
Fixed it #greenpartyfeminism pic.twitter.com/ZQmgaBlZ3X-- Floooopa Doop (@fatlesfem) April 18, 2016
Finally, the Green Party posted this on Facebook, arguing its initial intent was "taken out of context" and agreeing that "'Non-male' and 'women' are not synonymous."