A young mother, Rebekah Wershbale,was wearing a black T-shirt with a message that’s about as literal as it gets. A slogan across the front of her shirt simply read: “Woman – noun – adult human female.”
Mum banned from pub for wearing T-shirt saying ‘Woman: human female’ in case it upset transgender people https://t.co/e0NeLWT836 pic.twitter.com/eymYTPIbhG
— The Sun (@TheSun) January 6, 2019
But when a gay man took offense to the dictionary definition written across her shirt, Wershable was booted from the Five Clouds Tap and Bottle pub in Macclesfield, a market town in Cheshire, England. A bar staffer told Wershbale the reason was her shirt’s message,the Daily Mail reported.
“She told me that the T-shirt I was wearing was upsetting people because it was transphobic and not inclusive so I was barred,” Wershbale told the news outlet. “What she meant was that I was somehow offending men who say they are women because my T-shirt did not include them in the definition of a woman. There aren’t even any transgender staff or patrons at the pub. It’s crackers.”
Wershbale is a supporter of the feminist group Fair Play For Women, which opposes a proposal to change the Gender Recognition Act. The change would allow people to declare the gender of their choosing, without medical verification. – READ MORE