"'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.'"
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.
TENI receives more than four times as much Government funding per head of population than Stonewall receives from the UK government. Despite this TENI is late in filing its audited accounts for the third year in a row.
Here's the list of TDs and some Senators so far promised a copy of Irishwoman Helen Joyce's bestseller "TRANS - When Ideology Meets Reality".
"If you can have your friend sit in your kitchen with troubles piled, not knowing what to do and ease her cares and help her just by listening and know that she would do the same for you". Jean Cross shares her wonderful adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's "IF" for women this Christmas Eve: "Life".
If men with Gender Recognition Certificates continue to be put into women's prisons in Ireland separate accommodation is needed. But why might lesbians need separate accommodation in the new Limerick women's prison and why is the "I" for "intersex" included in "LGBTIQ+ prisoners"?
A man's feelings of having a female “gender identity” is a belief. The concept of “gender identity” cannot be allowed to replace the reality of sex in law. For women and girls, any legislation needs to prioritise safeguarding protection and privacy on the basis of our sex.
Why should women and girls be expected to have fully intact males, who claim to have an undefinable "gender identity", in our private spaces?
Excerpts and photos from Radicailin's campaign launch #SaveOurSpaces over the Government's commitment to amend the gender ground in our equality legislation and include "gender identity" which puts at risk the right of women and girls to single sex spaces.
Tweet from November 25th 2021 FLAC Guide: The Review of the Equality Acts, Making a Submission to the Review, & The Key Issues Under Review.The Review of the
Women and girls are provided with protection on the grounds of sex under our equality legislation. FLAC has just published guidance for making submissions to the Public Consultation on the review of this legislation. Why have they not mentioned the need to protect the rights of women and girls?
Why is the Department of Education and Skills funding a lobby group to tell school students during Stand Up Awareness Week that a lesbian is a "woman who is mainly attracted to other women"? How does this fit with the 2013 Action Plan for Bullying?
Linda Laura Sabbadini, a statistician renowned for pioneering the measurement of gender inequality, says once data existed on the extent of the issue public attention and changes to the law followed.
Allowing activist groups to formulate public policy based on gender identity ideology is inappropriate while risking harm to children is surely no part of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.