Legislative and institutional capture

A collection of 16 posts

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.

When some are more equal than others

When some are more equal than others

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?

The IHREC and TENI

The IHREC and TENI

The UK's EHRC has withdrawn from Stonewall's Diversity Champions scheme.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?

ARC International: Canada’s Dark Rainbow

ARC International: Canada’s Dark Rainbow

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?

Policy capture behind our backs

Policy capture behind our backs

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?

Census Sensibility

Census Sensibility

Allowing people to tick both sex boxes in the next census would be yet another attempt to slowly boil frogs and replace the reality of sex with the indefinable concept of “gender identity”. The CSO should resist this attempt by activist groups to capture public policy.

The ICGP and TENI

The ICGP and TENI

The NHS removed its claim that puberty blockers are reversible in May of last year. Last month the ICGP produced guidance which claimed they were reversible but rapidly changed that last week. The HSE's claim that they are reversible is still online.

HSE continues to dehumanize women

HSE continues to dehumanize women

Doctors are to provide multilingual resources on cervical cancer to coincide with European Cervical Cancer Prevention this week. The HSE however is spending €453,000 to reach women who speak English while deliberately avoiding the word "women".

Coalition government's plans

Coalition government's plans

The coalition government is planning to allow children 16+ to legally self-id their gender without the requirement for two specialist reports, examine arrangements for under 16s plus amend equality legislation which may adversely affect women and girls

Legislation on gender self-identification

Legislation on gender self-identification

A government advisory group recommended medical gate keeping for a Gender Recognition Certificate but with weeks to go the bill was completely altered and became a self-id Gender Recognition Act in 2015. Why did legislators agree to this change and why were women's rights not considered?

What's I got to do with T?

What's I got to do with T?

Why are those with Differences of Sex Development (DSDs) being "incorrectly" grouped with sexual and gender identities? Why are campaigners doing this?