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.
Women exercising our right to freedom of expression need to know that the Gardai will protect us from transactivists as the PSNI did in Belfast a few months ago. It's critical that our police force shows no favouritism to a lobby which includes Transactivism given its threats to women's rights.
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"?
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.
"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."
Thread from 27th April 2023 The Criminal Justice (Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Offences) Bill 2022 was passed last night by the Dáil which has just 37 women
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
Thread from 23rd November 2022. "How have we come to the point, as an online community of the Irish language, that accounts on a social platform are suspended that only
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,
Colette Colfer speaking at Women's Space to Speak, November 12th 2022. In the autumn of 2018 I wrote a poem, a piece in verse, called Woman. I recited the piece
Anne LodgeWomen's Space Ireland Event, Saturday 12th November 2022 Introduction Good afternoon. First can I thank the organisers for inviting me to be part of this panel. Second, can I
"There exists no combination of thought patterns, mannerisms, hobbies, preferences or aesthetics that can disqualify a man from the male sex and qualify them into the female sex."
Thread from 13th November 2022 Many thanks to all of our superb speakers yesterday. And many thanks indeed also to those who bought tickets to provide this public meeting of
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
"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".
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
Adam Long @nxfie talks of an "imported discourse". He also says "we have to allow space for those conversations" on issues relatively new to the public. So when and where is it permitted to #LetWomenSpeak?
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
"Colm O’Gorman, executive director of Amnesty International Ireland, said that while newspapers were free to run adverts according to their own guidelines, they should respect human rights." Is "legitimate representation" a human right for women?
The EU Commission aims to expand the list of EU crimes to include hate speech and hate crime. Our freedom of expression may be at risk through the inclusion of “gender identity”.
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.