Protecting men with a female "gender identity" from discrimination in our equality legislation risks the protection afforded to women and girls currently allowed on the "gender ground", which is defined as male or female
"Gender recognition" for children "of any age" was rejected by the Government just two years ago but reappeared in the Programme for Government last year. Who has been seeking this and why?
Next week Dublin City Council's Comhairle na nÓg is to send out “pledge packs” to 22 schools which expressed an interest in having one as part of the chosen LGBTI+ topic this year. What's BeLonG To's role in this?
Women's rights were not considered in the drafting of the Yogyakarta Principles, the non-legally binding guidelines repeatedly cited when dealing with transgender issues
Twitter thread 5th August 2021 "The report said both women were subject to Rule 63 of the Irish Prison Rules 2007, which relates to vulnerable prisoners who may be at
If our equality legislation is amended to include "gender identity" it may effectively abolish women's and girl's right to single-sex provision of services or spaces. Why should the demands of some men override the rights of women and girls?
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.
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The UK's EHRC has withdrawn from Stonewall's Diversity Champions scheme.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?
Twitter thread 17th May 2021 Thank you @willieodeaLIVE for raising this important issue. Will you also please ask your colleagues if it's appropriate for Junior Infants to 2nd class to
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?
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?
Why is the HSE funding a company which provides information to children about binding breasts and tucking testicles? If binding by girls is a precursor to having double mastectomies of healthy breasts is this something the HSE should be supporting?
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 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.
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".
Who decided that dropping the word "women" from cancer screening information for women was more important than reaching the 20% of all eligible women who never attend for a smear?
"CervicalCheck is a population screening programme, which means it has the opportunity to improve the health of the eligible population. We aim to make the programme accessible and inclusive of everyone in the population.." Except for "women" that is. Why is the HSE excluding us?
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
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?
Many women prisoners are amongst the most vulnerable in Irish society. Yet with a Gender Recognition Certificate any man can self-id as a member of the opposite sex and be sent to a women's prison, even if he's a sex offender.
Why are those with Differences of Sex Development (DSDs) being "incorrectly" grouped with sexual and gender identities? Why are campaigners doing this?
A set of principles, which are not binding on the State and which the Irish public has never had a chance to discuss or vote on, are being cited in Irish government reports on gender with far reaching consequences for women and children.