Equality legislation

A collection of 16 posts

Toilet Trouble

Toilet Trouble

Public health experts say we should aim to have two female toilets for every one male toilet because women generally use the toilets more frequently and for more reasons than men. Gender-neutral toilets mean less facilities for women, when what we really need is more.

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?

Leinster House succumbs to policy capture

Leinster House succumbs to policy capture

"'policy capture', where public decisions over policies are consistently or repeatedly directed away from the public interest towards a specific interest, can exacerbate inequalities and undermine democratic values, economic growth and trust in government"

Toilet training for women

Toilet training for women

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

Submission to the review of our equality legislation

Submission to the review of our equality legislation

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.

#SaveOurSpaces campaign organized by Radicailin

#SaveOurSpaces campaign organized by Radicailin

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.

FLAC's response to a reply

FLAC's response to a reply

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

FLAC fails to support women's sex-based rights

FLAC fails to support women's sex-based rights

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?

Gender identity to replace sex

Gender identity to replace sex

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.