Freedom of expression

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When some are more equal than others

When some are more equal than others

Thread from 2nd January 2022 Dear Minister @rodericogorman, Women weren't consulted when a commitment was given to add the concept of "gender identity" to our equality legislation. A public consultation

Democracy is Worth Fighting For

Democracy is Worth Fighting For

Iseult White at Women's Space to Speak, 12th November 2022.         Hate crime is horrible. It sends a message to the victim that they, and their kind, their children, their family,

Women's Space to Speak

Women's Space to Speak

Dublin, Saturday November 12th, 2-6pm Women from across Ireland are coming together to talk about issues that affect us all. Speakers from the fields of law, psychotherapy, education and journalism

ICCL promotes hate crime law

ICCL promotes hate crime law

"Ireland's oldest independent human rights body", the Irish Council for Civil Liberties is seeking €450,000 in a pre-budget submission to promote the upcoming Criminal Justice (Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Crime) Bill 2022 which will protect "gender identity" and "gender expression".

The Left becomes the Far Righteous

The Left becomes the Far Righteous

This article has been amended 28th August to include a more appropriate rebuttal of the allegation levelled against the Iona Institute* and updates at the end. Earlier this week some

Both sides of the story

Both sides of the story

Since the last of the Liveline debates a week ago The Irish Times has run no less than nine articles on this contentious issue, not one of which provided any balance by seeking out the opinions of women who called the programme.

Quality journalism

Quality journalism

"We do not go to publication without seeking both sides of the story" says the editor of The Irish Times, Paul O'Neill. Here is the coverage by the paper in one week since the Liveline programmes prompted by women's concerns over the erasure of our name "woman" from legislation.

Politicians abuse women for defending our rights

Politicians abuse women for defending our rights

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.

Stifling academic freedom

Stifling academic freedom

It’s time to revisit the idea of the university and the still important ideas of John Henry Newman and to reposition Ireland on a path which prioritises cultivation of the intellect above an award system that stifles intellectual and institutional freedom and stultifies open inquiry and debate.

Censorship

Censorship

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.