According to the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) "disinformation" is "false, misleading or manipulated content presented as fact, that is intended to deceive or harm." What better description for the 2015 Gender Recognition Act?
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.
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?
"Throughout the submissions, the proposal to specifically include gender identity within the Equality Acts was contentious.." Yet the Government gave a commitment to include it in our equality legislation in the 2020 Programme for Government. Do the public really have any say at all?
"This linguistic destabilization of the meaning of sex permits males who claim a female identity to make demands on women and girls that were previously unheard of and that undermine women’s dignity and safety.” - Kara Dansky
Including two male sex offenders in a women’s prison is abusive of the rights not just of women prisoners but of women prison officers who have been threatened with rape. Will the new prison for women in Limerick be for women only?
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.
For International Women's Day 2023 it's women we need to see more of in our Dáil and Seanad. Let's keep #WomensDay4Women
Will men with Gender Recognition Certificates be accommodated in the new Limerick women's prison which will have just an extra 22 places - 50 instead of the current 28?
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
"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
Thread from 13th October 2022 Watch “Trans Rights In Ireland With Sara Philips” on #Vimeo https://vimeo.com/749200075 from the Shine Festival yesterday. .@shonadotie why was this talk considered
"Ireland's oldest independent human rights body", the Irish Council for Civil Liberties is seeking €450,000 in a pre-budget submission to promote the upcoming Criminal Justice (Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Crime) Bill 2022 which will protect "gender identity" and "gender expression".
Sixty women from North and South met for lunch; many more would have come if we'd had the room #WomensLunchIRL #IrishWomenRise #SexNotGender #RespectMySex
Thread from 6th May 2022 The Report of the Citizens Assembly on Gender Equality includes "gender identity" in its definition of gender; and it's the Citizens Assembly report which informs
Including men in events for International Women's Day is inappropriate and yet another attempt at trying to groom society into accepting gender identity ideology.
Some elected politicians believe they can verbally abuse women who defend the rights of women and children and don't subscribe to gender identity ideology. Demonising women for exercising the human right to express our views has no place in a democracy.
The cognitive dissonance between those condemning men's violence to women who also insist that women accept men who "identify" as women has been laid bare this week. One woman gives her views.
Here's the list of TDs and some Senators so far promised a copy of Irishwoman Helen Joyce's bestseller "TRANS - When Ideology Meets Reality".