Rayner: People Don’t Ask Me, “Have You Got a Penis”

Angela Rayner tells Times Radio

“I don’t get asked – I present as a woman, people don’t ask me, “Have you got a penis.” And I think that’s wholly right. And there’s protections in place to protect women only spaces and vulnerabilities around that. And there’s protections in place to support people who are transitioning, who have identity concerns. So I think that actually having a debate on social media on commentators like this is not the way to conduct our affairs in this matter. We have laws at the moment that protect people. And I think we should be making sure that people are aware of that not debasing it down to what genitalia someone may or may not have. I’d be offended if someone asked me what my genitalia is. And I don’t think it’s appropriate to do that to any person. What we need to do is have protected spaces where people feel comfortable. And when it comes to identity issues that should be dealt with, with the experts at supporting people through their individual circumstances.”

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