Celebrate gender non-conformity, not pronouns

On the 31st of May,  Merched Cymru tweeted in response to seeing photographs of the distribution of ‘pronoun badges’ at the Urdd Eisteddfod.

We have concerns that this emphasis upon gender identity places pressure upon gender-nonconforming children to define themselves via pronouns, when their identities are not yet fully developed.

We were invited to provide a comment to BBC Wales, which was cited in both Welsh and English  language articles on the topic. We were disappointed but not surprised that our views were reported as a criticism of support for young people who are same-sex attracted and/or gender non-conforming. The Welsh media has to date made precious little effort to understand gender-critical positions.

Our full statements can be found below.

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