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
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.
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.
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.
Gender Identity Theory in the new Junior CycleBy Colette Colfer 12th August 2023 Republished with kind permission from Colette's Substack. September is almost upon us. Blackberries glint on brambles, apples
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?
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?
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"?
"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
"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'."
The General Scheme of the Gender Recognition Act 2013 contained Head 26 which allowed sporting bodies to exclude participants in the interests of safety and fairness. Who opposed it? TENI of course but also, unbelievably, the IHRC, now the @_IHREC.
New working group on disinformation: please keep sending examples of Government disinformation to Women's Space Ireland for them to be added to the list for the new working group to tackle.
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 December 3rd 2022 Prof Robert Wintemute was one of the signatories to the original Yogyakarta Principles (not binding on the Irish State) along with former President Mary Robinson
"'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"
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
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
Helen Joyce This article is cross-posted from Helen Joyce's website with her permission Joyce activated, issue 27 By Dr H Joyce – 17 Nov 2022 – View online → A view along the
"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
Sixty women from North and South met for lunch; many more would have come if we'd had the room #WomensLunchIRL #IrishWomenRise #SexNotGender #RespectMySex
A belief in gender identity involves a level of faith as there is nothing tangible to prove its existence which, as something divorced from the physical body, is similar to the idea of a soul.