If our equality legislation is amended to include "gender identity" it may effectively abolish women's and girl's right to single-sex provision of services or spaces. Why should the demands of some men override the rights of women and girls?
Thread following article "Gender distress treatment in young people: a highly charged debate" published in The Irish Times June 26th 2021
There are only two sexes, which hormones or surgery don't alter. Amending our equality legislation to include males who claim a female "gender identity" risks losing the protections women and girls have on account of our sex. Please let Oireachtas members know your views.
The exemption under gender in our equality legislation was clearly provided to protect women and girls. If men claiming to have a female "gender identity" are now to be included, what protection for single-sex facilities will there be in future for women and girls?
The UK's EHRC has withdrawn from Stonewall's Diversity Champions scheme. Is it time that the IHREC in this country cast its net wider as to who it consults with on gender identity issues?
Why did an American philanthropic foundation start funneling money to a company in a Canadian town in 2008? And what has this got to do with replacing sex with "gender identity" which is starting to affect us all?
How does legislation get changed without the public knowing anything about it? Is it perhaps through EU legislation which well resourced lobbyists manage to get submissions in to in good time?
The EU Commission aims to expand the list of EU crimes to include hate speech and hate crime. Our freedom of expression may be at risk through the inclusion of “gender identity”.
Allowing people to tick both sex boxes in the next census would be yet another attempt to slowly boil frogs and replace the reality of sex with the indefinable concept of “gender identity”. The CSO should resist this attempt by activist groups to capture public policy.
The NHS removed its claim that puberty blockers are reversible in May of last year. Last month the ICGP produced guidance which claimed they were reversible but rapidly changed that last week. The HSE's claim that they are reversible is still online.
Doctors are to provide multilingual resources on cervical cancer to coincide with European Cervical Cancer Prevention this week. The HSE however is spending €453,000 to reach women who speak English while deliberately avoiding the word "women".
Who decided that dropping the word "women" from cancer screening information for women was more important than reaching the 20% of all eligible women who never attend for a smear?
In a year in which the HSE removed the word "women" from a cancer screening service for women, we celebrate what we are with this poem "Woman".
"The issue at the heart of this claim is whether informed consent in the legal sense can be given by such children and young persons." What implications does Keira Bell's win have for the treatment of Irish children who have been referred to the Tavistock?
Gender ideology threatens women's rights but Amnesty International and the National Women's Council of Ireland are among several groups which have called on the "media, and politicians to no longer provide legitimate representation" to what they describe as bigoted views.
Government proposal may result in replacement of sex with "gender identity" in equality legislation This week has seen Stand Up Awareness Week with BeLonG To, the organisation for young LGBT
Who are Irish politicians listening to when deciding the best way forward for trans health care?
"CervicalCheck is a population screening programme, which means it has the opportunity to improve the health of the eligible population. We aim to make the programme accessible and inclusive of everyone in the population.." Except for "women" that is. Why is the HSE excluding us?
The definition of lesbian has become a subject of debate - with some claiming that lesbians are capable of attraction to males, whilst others acknowledge the nature of lesbianism - but claim it a problematic orientation that should be punished if not unlearned.
The coalition government is planning to allow children 16+ to legally self-id their gender without the requirement for two specialist reports, examine arrangements for under 16s plus amend equality legislation which may adversely affect women and girls
A 2014 survey of adults attending a Dublin gender clinic found suspected or confirmed gender dysphoria in nearly three times as many men as women. But last year four times as many girls as boys were referred from here to the UK's Gender Identity Development Services. Why is this?
A government advisory group recommended medical gate keeping for a Gender Recognition Certificate but with weeks to go the bill was completely altered and became a self-id Gender Recognition Act in 2015. Why did legislators agree to this change and why were women's rights not considered?
Many women prisoners are amongst the most vulnerable in Irish society. Yet with a Gender Recognition Certificate any man can self-id as a member of the opposite sex and be sent to a women's prison, even if he's a sex offender.
Why are those with Differences of Sex Development (DSDs) being "incorrectly" grouped with sexual and gender identities? Why are campaigners doing this?
A set of principles, which are not binding on the State and which the Irish public has never had a chance to discuss or vote on, are being cited in Irish government reports on gender with far reaching consequences for women and children.