Tory health minister Sajid Javid is playing into a ‘sick culture war’ at intersex people’s expense
Sajid Javid’s claim that only women have cervixes was harmful on many levels – not least because it totally ignores the lived reality of the intersex community.
His careless words inevitably placed trans people in the firing line as they were forced to explain, not for the first time, that many trans men and non-binary people do actually have cervixes.
But it wasn’t just trans people who were targeted by Sajid Javid’s tweet. His sweeping statement overlooked the intersex community who make up as much as 1.7 per cent of the population.
The fact that their existence wasn’t even considered –