Poly Nation by Tony Via Flickr: Pollination is the process by which pollen is transferred to the female reproductive organs of a plant, thereby enabling fertilization to take place. Like all living organisms, seed plants have a single major purpose: to pass their genetic information on to the next generation.
’Under the Gender Recognition Act 2004 we are happy to accept entries from individuals who possess a female birth certificate or gender recognition certificate. However, as Race for Life is a female-only event we have a promise and responsibility to our female supporters to ensure our Race for Life events are represented by women only. Therefore, if you do not have either a gender recognition certificate or a female birth certificate, we are afraid you will not be able to participate in Race for Life.’
Now, a bit of history…
The Race for Life was originally conceived to raise funds for ovarian and breast cancers - cancers which predominantly, but not exclusively effect women. However, now all funds raised go to Cancer Research UK, helping to fund the treatment of all cancers. The need for a gender-split, which was always based on very shoddy reasoning, is now gone completely.
What Race for Life are saying is ‘We don’t care what your gender is. Nope, I know we say we do, but we don’t. As long as you’ve got a vagina in your pants, you can run with us. And please wear lots of pink because GIRLS LIEK PINK.’