‘Trolling British women!’ UN’s ‘insulting’ trans stance ripped apart by Maya Forstater

‘Trolling British women!’ UN’s ‘insulting’ trans stance ripped apart by Maya Forstater

Maya Forstater speaks to Tom Harwood and Emily Carver

Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 03/01/2024

- 17:36

A trans woman has been named as a UN Charity's 'UK champion'

Sex Matters Director Maya Forstater has voiced her dismay at a UN decision to name a transgender woman as its ‘UK champion’.

Munroe Bergdorf, 36, is set to take on the role in November in a move that has sparked backlash.

The decision was taken by UN Women UK, a charity that works in support of UN Women aiming to promote the “empowerment of women equality globally within civil society, government and corporate sector”.

Speaking on GB News, the campaigner accused the International body of “trolling women”.

Munroe Bergdorf and Maya Forstater

Maya Forstater hit out at Munroe Bergdorf


“They’re saying there are 33 million women in Britain and none of them are good enough for this job”, she said.

“So let’s get a man who dresses up as a sexual fantasy of a woman. I think it’s an insult.”

Forstater added that she is opposed to the decision on the simple principle that Bergdorf “is a man”.

“There are also things in his history that are concerning”, she added.

“For example, asking children who are gender confused to DM him and contact him personally.

“This is why he was dropped as an ambassador for the NSPCC, because that is absolutely against safeguarding.

Maya Forstater hit out at Munroe Bergdorf


“Whether he was doing it with the best motives or not, you don’t ask children to get in direct contact on the internet.

“You just don’t do that.”

Bergdorf has previously worked as an advocate for UN Women UK back in 2019.

The campaigner has also been a support of the Draw a Line cause, bidding to end violence against women and girls.

On being given the role, she said: “I’m incredibly proud to step into my new role as a UN Women UK Champion.

“Working with the UN has been a personal ambition and dream of mine ever since I started working in the activism space over a decade ago. It’s a responsibility that I don’t take lightly.

“I will use this role to further advocate for the progress, safety, inclusion and empowerment of all women and girls, of all communities and identities.

“I will continue to draw attention to the systemic and social impact of misogyny, transphobia and gender-based inequality within the UK – in order to help provide data and insight that contributes to forming tangible methods of tracking and countering it.”

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