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The UK's EHRC has withdrawn from Stonewall's Diversity Champions scheme.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?
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?
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?
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".
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.
Government proposal may result in replacement of sex with "gender identity" in equality legislation This week has seen Stand Up Awareness Week with BeLonG To, the organisation for young LGBT
"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 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.
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?