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Sept. 12, 2020, 6:40 a.m.
Free speech of women and girls undermined in Australia - media release from the Feminist Legal Clinic
In a far-reaching decision published on Tuesday, the ACT Civil & Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) has ordered journalist, Beth Rep, to remove social media posts which have been found to constitute unlawful vilification on the ground of gender identity.
Sept. 5, 2020, 3:39 a.m.
Did you know…
…that 80-95% of people who say they are trans choose to have no medical treatment at all – no surgery, no drugs, not even therapy? Transwomen are just male people who subjectively believe that they are female. That’s it. That is all that’s required. Despite some commentators describing an “epidemic of violence against trans people“, transwomen are no more likely to be murdered than anyone else, and the best data available shows it’s half as likely. In Scotland, zero have been killed. In fact, transwomen are almost twice as likely to be the perpetrator of a murder than to be murdered in the UK, which is not surprising since a male pattern of violence is retained regardless of any transition or cross-dressing.
Aug. 31, 2020, 6:26 a.m.
Lack of equality
Last month World Rugby’s working party on whether it was safe for trans women (ie natal males) to play women’s rugby produced a report. Leading sports scientists found male puberty bestowed huge advantages: 25-50 per cent greater strength, 30 per cent more power, 40 per cent greater weight, and 15 per cent greater speed. Since these benefits were not lessened by gender transition, playing with trans women put female rugby players at 30 per cent greater risk. Rugby is a full contact sport and injuries are frequent, even life-changing. In a BBC interview the coach of a six-foot trans player joked that she “folded” a female opponent “like a deckchair”. Yet the LGBT charity Stonewall is campaigning for World Rugby to reject this report. It demands trans “inclusion” at all costs — even women’s snapped necks. When Stonewall called on rugby clubs to oppose the report on Twitter, it received thousands of horrified replies.
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Aug. 25, 2020, 7:25 a.m.
Declaration launches in Spanish
The Declaration on Women's Sex-Based Rights held its Spanish-language launch on 2 August 2020 with speakers including Sheila Jeffreys, Amparo Domingo (Spain), Laura Lecuona (Mexico), Michelle Morales (Dominican Republic), Lara Salvatierra (Peru), Sofia Gonzalez (Chile) and Maria Binetti (Argentina).
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Aug. 18, 2020, 2:45 p.m.
Launch of Sheila Jeffreys' new book: Trigger Warning
Please join us to celebrate the launch of Sheila Jeffreys' new book, "Trigger Warning: My Lesbian Feminist Life" on 5 September 2020 at 7pm Melbourne AEST/ 10am London GMT.
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Aug. 11, 2020, 10:19 p.m.
Nous, féministes, soutenons J.K. Rowling contre le lynchage des activistes trans
L’auteur de la saga d’Harry Potter est dans la tourmente depuis la publication d’un tweet jugé «transphobe» par des militants. Des féministes prennent sa défense et alertent sur les pressions exercées par les groupes d’activistes trans. J.K. Rowling, l’autrice de Harry Potter, s’est attiré les foudres d’activistes trans, après avoir posté une série de tweets où elle exprimait un point de vue ironique sur la différence des sexes. Nous féministes souhaitons alerter le grand public sur la situation de la communauté lesbienne en France et à l’international. Pour commencer nous souhaiterions rappeler que les lesbiennes ne sont pas les seules à vivre dans la peur de l’activisme trans extrême.
July 31, 2020, 5:25 p.m.
Scottish Government Faces Court Action for Redefining “Woman” to Include Men
A letter has been sent to the government by lawyers acting on behalf of For Women Scotland expressing significant concerns that a law intended to address historical under-representation of women on public boards is fundamentally flawed and that the Scottish Government has exceeded its authority in redefining “woman”. This follows the publication of Statutory Guidance on 29 May 2020. For Women Scotland is a national women’s rights group funded entirely by supporters. A legal opinion has been provided by Aidan O’Neill, QC. Outlining the possibility of a court challenge, For Women Scotland warns that it may decide to take the matter further by seeking a Judicial Review.
July 16, 2020, 4:51 p.m.
Draft rules in public, law for transgender rights closer to implementation
NEW DELHI: Over six months months after it came into effect on January 10, the law aimed at securing rights and mainstreaming of transgender persons is getting closer to implementation. With the final draft rules to implement the law published in the gazette for feedback till August 13, the proposed roadmap, on what the future holds, makes it clear that an affidavit declaring gender identity from the applicant as a self – identification will form the basis for an identity certificate from the district magistrate. The rules reaffirm there will be no medical examination for establishing the identity.
July 2, 2020, 5:32 p.m.
Man Elected to Female Leadership Seat That was Created to Ensure Female Participation in Politics
A petition posted by women’s rights advocates requesting removal of a man recently elected as Female District Leader for New York City’s 37A district has been expunged from Care2 Petitions by website staff. Emilia Decaudin, a man who self-identifies as ‘non-binary’ gendered, won a Female District Leader seat in Queens with 52.56% of counted votes. The 20-year-old from Westchester County, New York is the youngest and first openly transgender-identifying member of The State Democratic Committee. Deirdre A. Feerick, his experienced female competitor who had received the endorsement of the Queens Democratic Party, took 46.97% of counted votes. Like many nations and territories, New York State once had a sex-parity rule to guarantee women a voice in politics. Suffragists demanding voting rights had been arrested during a 1917 march at the White House, and were subjected to clubbings, beatings and miscellaneous torture. This “Night of Torture” galvanized public support for women’s suffrage.