Tassie pool protest against ‘sex self-ID’ – Women’s Action Alliance Canberra

 

Tasmanians demanding the repeal of gender self-identification laws in Tasmania gathered outside the Hobart Acquatic Centre on Friday, 3 Feb, to raise awareness of the fact that men can enter changerooms with women and girls with legal impunity. Our Tassie colleagues report that (apart from the hostility of a couple of the typical, angry types) patrons were supportive of the protest, indicating that the majority of Tasmanians would back the repeal of ‘sex self-ID’ laws.

An ABC camerawoman turned up and filmed, but no interviews were sought, perhaps mirroring what WAAC has experienced in similar situations, i.e., Auntie send someone out to gather intel on us, but isn’t terribly interested in advancing its editorial policy 4 to report impartially and provide a diversity of perspectives: we have noted elsewhere that Women and parents concerned about the impact of gender identity ideology on kids are almost never interviewed by the ABC.

The protesters advocate for the reinstatement of single-sex facilities in addition to ‘all gender’ facilities specifically for trans-identified and gender-diverse people in all public venues.

It is, in fact, deeply offensive to girls and women to suggest that their safety and dignity must be subordinate to that of men who self-identify as women. Further, the rights of culturally diverse people, Muslim, and Orthodox Jewish women have been completely ignored from this discussion. The failure to mention lesbians rights in the editorial, highlights yet again a very male-orientated perspective.

In the final analysis, real inclusion must consider the needs of all groups in our community. To suggest otherwise perpetuates an anti-woman position and an aggressive intolerance to diversity of opinion.

Source: Tassie pool protest against ‘sex self-ID’ – Women’s Action Alliance Canberra

Protests launched against naked man in the little girls changing room in Saskatoon pool | News | westernstandard.news

Saskatoon parents are protesting after a man who identified as a female repeatedly walked around naked in the girls changing room during young children’s swimming lesson times at the Shaw Centre.

The man has walked repeatedly around the changing room with no towel or underwear. So, everything can be seen by little girls while they change for their swim classes.

The Shaw Centre staff told parents that anyone could use whatever change room aligns with their gender identity.

Friesen and others have posted to social media asking for Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark and Premier Scott Moe to intervene.

“The woke @cityofsaskatoon and @charlieclarkyxe have some serious explaining to do. Do you seriously stand for this?! Virtue signalling that this is #inclusive at the expense of our children is beyond disgusting. This is a call out to change policy to protect our kids! #yxe,” tweeted Kelsey.

Source: Protests launched against naked man in the little girls changing room in Saskatoon pool | News | westernstandard.news

Bethany Hamilton to boycott World Surf League after transgender ruling | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site

Surfing icon Bethany Hamilton is speaking out against the World Surf League’s newly announced policy that would allow for male-bodied individuals known as transgender women to compete at the highest level in professional surfing against other women.

In a video posted on Instagram, Hamilton has even threatened to boycott World Surf League events if the decision is not overturned, Fox News reports.

Source: Bethany Hamilton to boycott World Surf League after transgender ruling | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site

WATCH: Pfizer director admits COVID vaccines affect women’s fertility | News | westernstandard.news

Pfizer Director of Research and Development, Strategic Operations Planning Dr. Jordon Trishton Walker said COVID-19 vaccines are making women’s menstrual cycles irregular.

“The vaccine shouldn’t be interfering with that,” said Walker in a Thursday video.

The director went on to say he hopes Pfizer does not “find out that somehow this mRNA lingers in the body because it has to be affecting something hormonal to impact menstrual cycles.” He said the next generation will be screwed up if the vaccines change menstrual cycles.

Source: WATCH: Pfizer director admits COVID vaccines affect women’s fertility | News | westernstandard.news

Domestic abusers have gun rights too, US appeals court rules | Australasian Lawyer

The judgment claimed that DV perps are “part of the political community entitled to the Second Amendment’s guarantees”

The decades-old US law barring Americans who commit domestic-violence from possessing guns contradicts the nation’s “historical tradition” of access to firearms even for people who aren’t “model citizens,” a federal appeals court ruled.

California Attorney General Rob Bonta called the decision “dangerous”, noting that “firearms are used to commit more than half of all intimate partner homicides in the United States”.

Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, said in a statement that the 5th Circuit decision should be overturned.

“This extreme and dangerous ruling is a death sentence for women and families as domestic violence is far too often a precursor to gun violence”, Shannon said. “When someone is able to secure a restraining order, we must do everything possible to keep them and their families safe – not empower the abuser with easy access to firearms.”

The case is USA v. Rahimi, 21-11001, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (New Orleans).

Source: Domestic abusers have gun rights too, US appeals court rules | Australasian Lawyer

Man rejected by woman sues her for S$3m over trauma from finding out he is only a friend

SINGAPORE: A man who was rejected romantically by a woman has launched two lawsuits against her for failing to improve their relationship and for the emotional trauma he suffered and other impacts on his life.

Mr K Kawshigan filed one suit against Ms Nora Tan Shu Mei in the Magistrate’s Court for S$22,000 in damages, for purportedly breaching an agreement to improve their relationship.

The second was filed in the High Court for S$3 million, for the emotional trauma he allegedly suffered after finding out that she saw him only as a friend.

According to court documents later obtained by CNA, he also claimed that her actions had caused damage to his “stellar reputation”, followed by “trauma, depression and impacts to his life” over a 24-month period.

Source: Man rejected by woman sues her for S$3m over trauma from finding out he is only a friend

Anger of female prison guards who were told to strip search violent transgender convict

Female prison officers claim their human rights were thrown “out of the window” when they were ordered to carry out intimate searches on dangerous transgender prisoner Tiffany Scott. Full body searches of Scott began being carried out by women officers when Scott’s gender identity changed from “male” to “female” on a prison’s computer record system.

But one prison insider said “nothing else about Scott has changed physically,” and women officers who refused to do the searches have to submit their reasons in writing.

The transfer of 31-year-old Scott – formerly Andrew Burns – from HMP Low Moss, near Glasgow, to a women’s prison later this year was blocked after the Record revealed the Scottish Prison Service plans.

The political storm, which brought huge criticism for Forst Minister Nicola Sturgeon, led to the halting of all trans prisoners with a history of violence against women being sent to women’s prisons.

Now female officers from the Low Moss male prison have come forward to express their concerns over women having to carry out searches on Scott – who has to remove clothing for the procedure.

Source: Anger of female prison guards who were told to strip search violent transgender convict

Frontiers | Breastfeeding grief after chest masculinisation mastectomy and detransition: A case report with lessons about unanticipated harm

An increasing number of young females are undergoing chest masculinsation mastectomy to affirm a gender identity and/or to relieve gender dysphoria. Some desist in their transgender identification and/or become reconciled with their sex, and then revert (or detransition). To the best of our knowledge, this report presents the first published case of a woman who had chest masculinisation surgery to affirm a gender identity as a trans man, but who later detransitioned, became pregnant and grieved her inability to breastfeed. She described a lack of understanding by maternity health providers of her experience and the importance she placed on breastfeeding. Subsequent poor maternity care contributed to her distress. The absence of breast function as a consideration in transgender surgical literature is highlighted. That breastfeeding is missing in counselling and consent guidelines for chest masculinisation mastectomy is also described as is the poor quality of existing research on detransition rates. Recommendations are made for improving maternity care for detransitioned women . Increasing numbers of chest masculinsation mastectomies will likely be followed by more new mothers without functioning breasts who will require honest, knowledgeable, and compassionate support.

Source: Frontiers | Breastfeeding grief after chest masculinisation mastectomy and detransition: A case report with lessons about unanticipated harm

Women must defend their single-sex spaces | The Spectator Australia

When the ADF employee, (I’ll call her Jane) contacted SeMPRO to seek assistance, she told them that a male was utilising the female toilet facility she had been provided and he was making her feel unsafe in her work environment. SeMPRO allegedly replied with a warning to Jane, that if the male person identifies as a ‘transgender woman’ it would be ‘discrimination’ to deny them access to the female facility. The social worker from SeMPRO, with she\her pronouns, apparently went on to suggest that Jane ‘utilise a different bathroom’.

‘Female’ is now an identity category throughout the Australian government. All males who identify into the category of female, which they can do with a simple declaration, are given the assumption that they are free of male pattern violence.

According to the Australian Bureau of statistics, 97 per cent of all sex offenders are male.

The ADF is a ‘principal partner’ of ACON’s Pride Inclusion Program, gaining a ranking of ‘bronze’ in their latest Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) publication, having fallen from the dizzy heights of ‘silver’ in previous years.

The higher your employer is in the AWEI ranking, the less likely they will be to have any accommodations at all for the special needs of female bodies, and certainly not with the security, privacy, and dignity of a facility that is separate from males. The AWEI has a 43 question ‘scoring guide’ for employers to gain ranking toward equity greatness. Item 15 in the ‘advanced’ section of the guide is the question: ‘We have (or are working towards) having “gender neutral” or “all gender” bathrooms.’

When told to use another facility, Jane asked the social worker from SeMPRO if she should use the male facility or go home to use her own bathroom, to which she was given no response. Jane further inquired as to how serving female soldiers and officers will fare in the field when they are expected to shower and undress in a common facility. Will women be expected to shower naked in front of males? She was allegedly not given a response, although it is a fair question given the history of the ADF in failing to safeguard women from sexual assault and harassment.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare estimates that 1 in 6 women have been sexually assaulted as adults and more than twice that as children. So, if any given female facility is being used by more than five or so people we can safely assume it is being accessed by a survivor of male pattern violence and specifically sexual assault.

Not many women want to talk to their boss about sexual trauma, incontinence, or heavy bleeding. The dignity of attending to our issues in a single sex environment is a luxury we are being forced to abandon along with our knowledge that humans don’t change sex.

 

Source: Women must defend their single-sex spaces | The Spectator Australia