This article has been amended 28th August to include a more appropriate rebuttal of the allegation levelled against the Iona Institute* and updates at the end. Earlier this week some
Suggested new logo for the National Women's Council of Ireland which is concerned about men's rights to participate in women's sport
In 2014 an Irish study found 73% of those with gender dysphoria were men. More than twice as many referrals to the failed Tavistock GIDS from Ireland were girls. Why is the Government not insisting on an immediate enquiry before the HSE refers more children out of the country?
Thread from July 29th 2022 "The appointment of a consultant psychiatrist to manage the service is still required after being advertised twice without success." Is it possible that applicants are
Thread from July 29th 2022 Service which Irish children as young as five have been referred to since 2009 is being shut down early next year over safety concerns. 1/
"..this was such a small thing in legislation but such an enormous one for the people whose lives we were helping to be better." In fact this legislation is proving to be an enormous one for everyone as activists demand further embedding of gender ideology into law and society.
Adam Long @nxfie talks of an "imported discourse". He also says "we have to allow space for those conversations" on issues relatively new to the public. So when and where is it permitted to #LetWomenSpeak?
Since the last of the Liveline debates a week ago The Irish Times has run no less than nine articles on this contentious issue, not one of which provided any balance by seeking out the opinions of women who called the programme.
"We do not go to publication without seeking both sides of the story" says the editor of The Irish Times, Paul O'Neill. Here is the coverage by the paper in one week since the Liveline programmes prompted by women's concerns over the erasure of our name "woman" from legislation.
Thread from 12th June 2022 “Every employee should have the right to use the bathroom/changing facility which aligns with their gender identity regardless of the sex they were assigned
Sixty women from North and South met for lunch; many more would have come if we'd had the room #WomensLunchIRL #IrishWomenRise #SexNotGender #RespectMySex
"'I am very conscious that this legislation is not a given . . . That’s why it’s so important that when we bring forward this proposal it’s clear, it’s watertight and we have the research to back it up.'"
In Ireland through self-identifying one can obtain a Gender Recognition Certificate, change of name, new birth certificate. Having a criminal record is no bar. It can also be revoked or altered - again just by filling in a form and having a legal witness.
With an urgent enquiry announced into gender treatment of children in the UK The Sunday Independent has revealed that the HSE is looking into sending Irish children to "similar services" elsewhere. Should Minister Stephen Donnelly now seek answers as to how Irish children are being treated?
Thread from 6th May 2022 The Report of the Citizens Assembly on Gender Equality includes "gender identity" in its definition of gender; and it's the Citizens Assembly report which informs
If, in fact, gender is a 'social construct' and gender identity then is a personal sense or idea of who you are, then why would any medical treatments ever be necessary? Social constructs don't need medical treatment.
234 referrals of Irish children to date to the UK's NHS Tavistock and Portman Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) for assessment. Yet Prof Donal O'Shea warns "'The assessments we have seen on children were vague and not fit for purpose but facilitated starting treatment.'"
A belief in gender identity involves a level of faith as there is nothing tangible to prove its existence which, as something divorced from the physical body, is similar to the idea of a soul.
Why have gender identity lobbyists been influencing the Central Statistics Office regarding Census 2022? Those who say they feel "uncomfortable" at acknowledging their sex have been allowed tick both boxes and where the response is not clearly indicated, a sex "will be assigned at random."
Today is the deadline set by the HSE for TENI, the Transgender Equality Network Ireland, to file its overdue accounts which are late for the third year in a row. Why too have other funders withheld monies from TENI?
Including men in events for International Women's Day is inappropriate and yet another attempt at trying to groom society into accepting gender identity ideology.
"While the number of participants was relatively large, they were not a random sample of the overall national population so the results may not be representative...Any follow-up to this study should use a representative sampling approach to overcome these limitations."
Some elected politicians believe they can verbally abuse women who defend the rights of women and children and don't subscribe to gender identity ideology. Demonising women for exercising the human right to express our views has no place in a democracy.
Many see including "gender identity" in a ban on conversion therapy as a Trojan Horse to prevent health professionals from doing their job of counselling young people. Is "affirmation" of young people leading to hormones and surgery the real "conversion therapy"?
The cognitive dissonance between those condemning men's violence to women who also insist that women accept men who "identify" as women has been laid bare this week. One woman gives her views.