British Green Party Labels Women As 'Non-Men' To Avoid Offending Transgenders

  • by: Alan Duke

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:

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."

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