Since the last of the Liveline debates a week ago The Irish Times has run no less than nine articles on this contentious issue, not one of which provided any balance by seeking out the opinions of women who called the programme.
Thread from 12th June 2022 “Every employee should have the right to use the bathroom/changing facility which aligns with their gender identity regardless of the sex they were assigned
"'I am very conscious that this legislation is not a given . . . That’s why it’s so important that when we bring forward this proposal it’s clear, it’s watertight and we have the research to back it up.'"
In Ireland through self-identifying one can obtain a Gender Recognition Certificate, change of name, new birth certificate. Having a criminal record is no bar. It can also be revoked or altered - again just by filling in a form and having a legal witness.
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
234 referrals of Irish children to date to the UK's NHS Tavistock and Portman Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) for assessment. Yet Prof Donal O'Shea warns "'The assessments we have seen on children were vague and not fit for purpose but facilitated starting treatment.'"
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.
"While the number of participants was relatively large, they were not a random sample of the overall national population so the results may not be representative...Any follow-up to this study should use a representative sampling approach to overcome these limitations."
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.
If men with Gender Recognition Certificates continue to be put into women's prisons in Ireland separate accommodation is needed. But why might lesbians need separate accommodation in the new Limerick women's prison and why is the "I" for "intersex" included in "LGBTIQ+ prisoners"?
Why should women and girls be expected to have fully intact males, who claim to have an undefinable "gender identity", in our private spaces?
Excerpts and photos from Radicailin's campaign launch #SaveOurSpaces over the Government's commitment to amend the gender ground in our equality legislation and include "gender identity" which puts at risk the right of women and girls to single sex spaces.
Linda Laura Sabbadini, a statistician renowned for pioneering the measurement of gender inequality, says once data existed on the extent of the issue public attention and changes to the law followed.
Allowing activist groups to formulate public policy based on gender identity ideology is inappropriate while risking harm to children is surely no part of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
What consideration was given to the rights and needs of girls in Irish Girl Guides before the policy on boys who identify as girls and want to join the organisation was adopted? This policy includes guidance on overnight sleeping arrangements and toilets and says nothing of the rights of girls.
Why are politicians proposing a ban on conversion therapy which includes "gender identity?" Who stands to benefit if health professionals find themselves obliged to "affirm" a child's claimed gender identity and at what cost to children's lifelong health and happiness?
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
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?
Objectives "..included involving young people in the delivery of 'parental training', educating parents about the 'intersectionality of LGBTI+ and autism'..." Funded under LGBTI+ capacity building initiative by Tusla & Dept of Children and Youth Affairs
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
"Colm O’Gorman, executive director of Amnesty International Ireland, said that while newspapers were free to run adverts according to their own guidelines, they should respect human rights." Is "legitimate representation" a human right for women?
Thread following article "Gender distress treatment in young people: a highly charged debate" published in The Irish Times June 26th 2021
TENI has been having difficulty filing its accounts on time yet its chairperson is treasurer of the Steering Committee of the New York based International Trans Fund which resources trans movements worldwide
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