Women's Space Ireland

Women's Space Ireland

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Referenda recklessness

Referenda recklessness

Article 41.2 has been of value to mothers and will be cited in an appeal to the Supreme Court in April by a mother who is seeking the full carer’s allowance, without it being means tested. So why is the Government rushing to have the referenda passed before this appeal is heard?

How many mothers work through economic necessity?

How many mothers work through economic necessity?

The late Mr Justice Brian Walsh believed Art 41.2 should be retained "because it imposes an obligation on the State to do something in this particular area. There's no point in relieving the State of an obligation which the Constitution imposes on it."

Sex deception spun as truth

Sex deception spun as truth

According to the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) "disinformation" is "false, misleading or manipulated content presented as fact, that is intended to deceive or harm." What better description for the 2015 Gender Recognition Act?

It's not kind to undermine safeguarding

It's not kind to undermine safeguarding

Colette Colfer's courageous stance in objecting to the South East Technological University's new gender identity and expression policy was reported in The Irish Times on Thursday of last week: Lecturer

Conflating legislation with ideology

Conflating legislation with ideology

So now we know, thanks to courageous lecturer Colette Colfer, that it's a feature - not a glitch - that gender identity ideology is being advanced through Irish society as if the law requires it. The reality appears to be that the law hasn't determined many of the claims now being made.

Let Women Speak

Let Women Speak

To hear the chanting in Dublin of women being called ‘Nazi scum’ denigrates the memory of those killed in the Holocaust, diminishes the enormity of Nazi atrocities, and dangerously demonises women who gathered to speak peacefully and voice legitimate concerns about issues that affect our lives.

Autism and gender distress

Autism and gender distress

"The last time a full service audit looking at the prevalence of ASD was in 2019. At that stage, the number was 34pc. A repeat audit is ongoing and the expectation for 2022 is that figure will increase significantly and may reach as high as 90pc."

Gender ideology in Irish education

Gender ideology in Irish education

Through all levels of the Irish education system, it is now being taught that everyone has such a thing as a ‘gender identity’ and, more crucially, that the best way to deal with students who have a gender identity that is incongruent with their biological sex is to affirm this identity.

Safeguarding meaningless on basis of "gender identity"

Safeguarding meaningless on basis of "gender identity"

Surely a nursing home or other care setting needs to know and protect residents on the basis of their sex and also ensure that it's sex, not gender identity, which is of critical importance when it comes to accommodating male residents or employing male staff?

Are some people more equal than others?

Are some people more equal than others?

"Throughout the submissions, the proposal to specifically include gender identity within the Equality Acts was contentious.." Yet the Government gave a commitment to include it in our equality legislation in the 2020 Programme for Government. Do the public really have any say at all?

Why are more girls trying to escape their sex?

Why are more girls trying to escape their sex?

The numbers of those seen with suspected or confirmed gender dysphoria have switched from 73% men to 70% girls in this country: why is no one asking why? Or why the largest cohort of those applying for Gender Recognition Certificates is young women?

Should men be in a women's prison?

Should men be in a women's prison?

Including two male sex offenders in a women’s prison is abusive of the rights not just of women prisoners but of women prison officers who have been threatened with rape. Will the new prison for women in Limerick be for women only?

Who imported the culture wars?

Who imported the culture wars?

In the 2020 Programme for Government there are multiple examples of gender identity ideology being introduced, none of which have popular support. So where does the blame lie for the importation of the "culture wars"?

Women's boundaries are not "hatred"

Women's boundaries are not "hatred"

It doesn't matter whether or not a man is innocently seeking to use women's spaces or services or whether he has an ulterior motive. Women want the norms of privacy, dignity and our need for safety to be respected by Government. It's not "hatred" for women to assert this.

What Is A Woman?

What Is A Woman?

"In fact, it’s a serious policy issue — and a test of fitness for high office. If women are forbidden to say that men are men, however they identify, then any man can intrude on women-only spaces at will."

Eunuch is a gender now

Eunuch is a gender now

"The authors of the new standards, which include NHS medics and heads of UK trans charities, argue that castration could help some eunuchs better align with their 'gender identity'."