Sex based rights of women and girls

A collection of 18 posts

More erasure of women

More erasure of women

Why did the Irish Cancer Society replace "women" with "people" in cervical cancer information and show so little respect for women's lives and health by failing to name us while not failing to name men?

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The UK's EHRC has withdrawn from Stonewall's Diversity Champions scheme.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

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?

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".

Woman

Woman

In a year in which the HSE removed the word "women" from a cancer screening service for women, we celebrate what we are with this poem "Woman".

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.

Ireland's silent L

Ireland's silent L

The definition of lesbian has become a subject of debate - with some claiming that lesbians are capable of attraction to males, whilst others acknowledge the nature of lesbianism - but claim it a problematic orientation that should be punished if not unlearned.

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?