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.
What consideration was given to the rights and needs of girls in Irish Girl Guides before the policy on boys who identify as girls and want to join the organisation was adopted? This policy includes guidance on overnight sleeping arrangements and toilets and says nothing of the rights of girls.
Statistics based on self-identified gender identity rather than sex are misleading and unreliable. By contrast a survey based on sex by the Red C polling company for the new grassroots women's group The Countess deserves far greater coverage by the media.
Why are politicians proposing a ban on conversion therapy which includes "gender identity?" Who stands to benefit if health professionals find themselves obliged to "affirm" a child's claimed gender identity and at what cost to children's lifelong health and happiness?
Protecting men with a female "gender identity" from discrimination in our equality legislation risks the protection afforded to women and girls currently allowed on the "gender ground", which is defined as male or female
"Gender recognition" for children "of any age" was rejected by the Government just two years ago but reappeared in the Programme for Government last year. Who has been seeking this and why?
Why did the Irish Cancer Society replace "women" with "people" in cervical cancer information and show so little respect for women's lives and health by failing to name us while not failing to name men?
Objectives "..included involving young people in the delivery of 'parental training', educating parents about the 'intersectionality of LGBTI+ and autism'..." Funded under LGBTI+ capacity building initiative by Tusla & Dept of Children and Youth Affairs
Next week Dublin City Council's Comhairle na nÓg is to send out “pledge packs” to 22 schools which expressed an interest in having one as part of the chosen LGBTI+ topic this year. What's BeLonG To's role in this?
Women's rights were not considered in the drafting of the Yogyakarta Principles, the non-legally binding guidelines repeatedly cited when dealing with transgender issues
Twitter thread 5th August 2021 "The report said both women were subject to Rule 63 of the Irish Prison Rules 2007, which relates to vulnerable prisoners who may be at
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?
TENI has been having difficulty filing its accounts on time yet its chairperson is treasurer of the Steering Committee of the New York based International Trans Fund which resources trans movements worldwide
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?
Twitter thread 17th May 2021 Thank you @willieodeaLIVE for raising this important issue. Will you also please ask your colleagues if it's appropriate for Junior Infants to 2nd class to
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?