A CAMPAIGN group has draped clothes over statues in protest over the use of the word “woman”.

Brighton ReSisters believe it should only be used when referring to “biological” women.

Members are so angry, they have covered statues including Queen Victoria in Victoria Gardens, Brighton, in T-shirts and banners.

They say the meaning of the word “woman” has been changed to be more inclusive of transwomen.

A spokeswoman said: “Redefining the word woman to be more ‘inclusive’ has real-life consequences and hurts women.

“The word woman refers to women, it excludes men.

“Just like the word tree refers to trees and excludes cars.

“We stand with the rights of trans-identifying people but we as women are a biological group."

The Brighton ReSisters protesters are frustrated there are no “women only” rape centres in the city.

The centres welcome transwomen – which could include men identifying as women – and the group says this invades “women only” spaces.

Although some centres in the city offer some "women only" sessions. 

About 60 members of the group helped organise the demonstration.

They took to the streets on Monday to put T-shirts with a dictionary definition of “woman” on Queen Victoria and other landmarks including the Peace statue on the seafront, a bridge over the A23 and the Clock Tower.

The shirts and banners stated “adult human female”.

This comes after the Cancer Research charity replaced the word women with “cervix-havers” in a smear test campaign to avoid offending transwomen.

Brighton ReSisters was furious over the move.

It was also angry that organisers of the national Woman’s March earlier this month called female politicians “menstruators” in a bid to be more inclusive to transwomen.

The ReSisters spokeswoman said: “In the last year, so many women in Brighton have come together.

“Being referred to as menstruators and cervix-havers is demeaning and dehumanising.

“It’s important that women and girls have appropriate language to define ourselves, our bodies and our experiences.”

The Brighton protest was part of a nationwide campaign, which saw similar T-shirts and banners draped over monuments from Cornwall to Scotland.