Humiliation for Stephanie Hayden  Daily Glinner

In mid-July, I was informed that trans-activist Stephanie Hayden had launched yet another legal action, this time against Adrian Yalland – which (according to Adrian’s calculations) is the 24th such legal action Hayden has brought. Adrian is apparently the 28th person Hayden has sued for harassment, libel or both. Some, like me, Hayden has targeted more than once.

Adrian therefore prepared an Application to have the court strike-out the claim, to be heard at the same time as Hayden’s Application for an injunction against Adrian, which was so restrictive, it would never be granted, as it was a blatant attempt to prevent Adrian assisting other people Hayden is suing.

Hayden was told his own conduct was under scrutiny and that it was “ironic” Hayden was seeking to use the law to silence Adrian, whilst using social media to repeatedly target Adrian for abuse and harassment. The judge said Hayden was quite used to “dishing it out”, the inference being he was not a victim of harassment.

Source: Humiliation for Stephanie Hayden – The Daily Glinner

Wokies are the establishment

In the absence of a better word with which to refer to the rabid activists who claim progressivism while demanding adherence to an increasingly prescriptive set of political beliefs, I call them “woke”. With its roots in Black American slang, the term originally denoted a person or a group who were enlightened on social justice issues and awake to the inequalities in America. As words do, it has evolved from a self-descriptor to more of a term the fed up masses use to describe the drivers of cancel culture and identity politics throughout the anglosphere and indeed most of the West.

It is time that society catches up and realises that wokeism is not the movement for the disadvantaged and oppressed. Wokeism is the establishment. It is inextricably linked to corporate politics and capitalism. Woke activists have disproportionate social power in today’s fraught world. They are the establishment in the culture wars.

If you can have people you disagree with permanently banned from social media sites for stating basic facts, you are the oppressor, not the oppressed.

If you can have Wikipedia pages deleted simply because the factual information does not suit your ideological position or hurts your feelings, you are powerful.

If you can threaten people with rape, assault, murder, and all manner of other violence and have these actions justified because your political beliefs are deemed more compliant than the person you are attacking, you are the establishment.

Source: Wokies are the establishment – Redline

Judge Rules Australian Guideline for Treatment of ‘Transgender’ Youth Unlawful

AU — Sydney. The guideline used by all major Australian children’s hospital gender clinics for gaining informed consent before prescribing sex-hormones to children is unlawful, according to a ruling this month by a family court in Sydney.

In this case, the mother opposes hormonal and surgical intervention; the child lives with his father, who supports it. “Any treating medical practitioner seeing an adolescent under the age of 18 is not at liberty to initiate (puberty blockers, opposite sex hormones or trans surgery) without first ascertaining whether or not a child’s parents or legal guardians consent to the proposed treatment,” Judge Watts said.
Hormonal treatment — puberty blockers to stop natural hormones followed by hormones to encourage opposite-sex external characteristics — has the potential to make young people infertile, incapable of orgasm, and has unknown long-term effects on mental and physical health.

Childhood Gender Dysphoria and the Law

Given the increasing prevalence, the perturbation to family life as well as the mind of the child, and the possibility of prolonged therapy, the importance of gender dysphoria now rivals that of anorexia nervosa with its incongruity between bodily reality and mental perception (the body is thin but is imagined to be fat).

Fundamental differences exist, however, between the medical and societal managements of anorexia and gender dysphoria. In anorexia, management seeks to reduce the mindset, not substantiate it. No medical authority would augment weight loss with diet pills and a gastric band. No media would portray anorexia as heroic. No legislature would forbid therapies that did not affirm the delusion. No court would praise the courage of the child in refusing food, and no court would consider being relieved of a protective role. But, with regard to gender dysphoria, these are the kinds of things that are happening.

Decisions of the Family Court of Australia on gender dysphoria.

Most of the fifty-six children went before the court for authorisation to consent to receive cross-sex hormones. In the earliest cases, some sought blockers. Five were authorised for bilateral mastectomy.

In fifteen summaries, including the last one available in 2017, the safety and reversibility of blockers are emphasised. None refers to effects of cross-sex hormones on the structure of the brain.

Of the five authorised to consent to mastectomy, the first was in 2009, involving a sixteen-year-old who had been on blockers for five years and cross-sex hormones for one year. The next was in 2015, a sixteen-year-old on cross-sex hormones for a year. Of those in 2016, one was fifteen and on blockers for nearly two years and cross-sex hormones for eight months; one was seventeen and appears to have had no previous hormonal intervention; and one was fifteen and on blockers for almost one and a half years. The possibility that extended exposure of the brain to blockers and cross-sex hormones might reduce the capacity for informed consent was never discussed.

Source: Childhood Gender Dysphoria and the Law – Quadrant Online

Major NSW Parties Vote Down Law Against Sexual Predators in the Police Force

The major parties of the NSW parliament have voted down a law which would have sought to ensure that “sexual misconduct [by police officers] reduces… [their] promotional opportunities”

The Greens amendment would have added provisions to section 71 of the Police Act 1990 (NSW), ensuring the commissioner must not promote an officer who’s engaged in prior sexual harassment or misconduct, and that an inquiry to ascertain if this is the case be conducted before promotion.

Source: Major NSW Parties Vote Down Law Against Sexual Predators in the Police Force

Lindy Chamberlain’s infamous interview: The full story.

In October 1982, Lindy was convicted of murdering her little girl by slitting her throat. Her husband, Michael, was found guilty of being an accessory after the fact.

Media interest in the case was enormous, and people paraded outside the court wearing t-shirts that read: “The dingo is innocent”.

She was sentenced to life in prison, but served three years before Azaria’s matinee jacket, the existence of which police had refuted, was found partially buried near a dingo lair at Uluru. Courtesy of the new evidence, Lindy was released on remission and later pardoned and awarded $1.3 million in compensation from the Northern Territory government.

But it did little to reclaim the public’s favour.

An assumption was made about what a grieving parent looks like, and through Lindy’s infamous interview and other media appearances, many decided she didn’t fit. How could a bereaved mother appear so cold? Where are the tears?

Source: Lindy Chamberlain’s infamous interview: The full story.

Law Firm Supports Claims for Negligent Treatment of Gender Dysphoria

UK — England. A law firm is offering no-win-no-fee legal advice to people suffering problems following medical treatment of gender dysphoria. The medical negligence team at Attwater Jameson Hill, which has five offices in London and south-east England, is among a number of legal specialists reaching out to de-transitioners and others whose treatment may not have followed proper guidelines.
On October 7-8 the High Court in London is due to hear a judicial review in which it will be claimed that it is unlawful to prescribe puberty-blocking hormones to children under under 16. Meanwhile, the NHS has announced an independent inquiry into gender identity services for children and young people, following concern at the huge rise in referrals of teenage girls.

Source: Law Firm Supports Claims for Negligent Treatment of Gender Dysphoria | Women Are Human

Not accounting for sex differences in Covid research could be deadly

Historically, medical research has often taken a one-size-fits-all approach, lumping women and men together despite growing evidence that the sexes differ in how they catch and fight disease.

A stark example was the heart drug digoxin, which was widely marketed in the late 1990s on the basis of a trial that showed it to be effective and safe. But over time a higher incidence of side-effects in women emerged. When the same dataset was analysed on the basis of sex, it showed digoxin decreased mortality in men – but increased mortality in women.

Covid-19 seems to be a case in point when it comes to differences between the sexes, with men thought to be up to twice as likely as women to die from the virus. But a new analysis suggests that scientists involved in the race to develop medical interventions for the coronavirus have paid little attention to these disparities.

“Women are not just small men. We have different hormones [levels], smaller kidneys and more fat tissue where drugs can accumulate,” said Dr Cara Tannenbaum, a scientific director at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. “There’s so many reasons why things can go wrong.”

Source: Not accounting for sex differences in Covid research could be deadly | Medical research | The Guardian

Coronavirus Victoria: Record number of women seek mental health help amid COVID-19 pandemic

Victorian women are seeking mental health support at record levels as the coronavirus pandemic drives up stress, anxiety and depression among those bearing the brunt of caring responsibilities.

Social isolation, the stress of home schooling and caring for elderly relatives, and economic worries are affecting women of all ages during the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: Coronavirus Victoria: Record number of women seek mental health help amid COVID-19 pandemic

Harrowing inquest exposes failures to stop domestic violence

The inquest into the 2018 murder by John Edwards of his two teenage children in suburban western Sydney has finally concluded after three harrowing weeks.

Each day has brought exasperating new evidence of how NSW authorities failed to spot warning signs that could have allowed them to prevent Edwards obtaining firearms and shooting his children Jack, 15, and Jennifer, 13, at their home in West Pennant Hills. The hearings have also been a rare opportunity for the wider community to see in detail how the normally confidential proceedings of the Family Court work.

As a middle class professional, Edwards was adept at manipulating the system. He tried to confuse Hornsby police in 2016 by warning them that his wife was likely to make false allegations of violence against him in order to win the battle in the Family Court.

The inquest heard evidence that because allegations of violence are made in 80 per cent of Family Court cases there was a perception among some police that the allegations were more “tactical than practical”.

Yet, given Edwards’ long police file with allegations from numerous complainants over a long period of time, it is surprising that police failed to look closely at the allegations.

In addition to this point, the coroner could also consider whether family law played a role in this tragedy. Despite his long history of bad behaviour, the Family Court made an initial order that Edwards be given access to his children because under current law there is a presumption of equal shared responsibility during custody proceedings. The inquest heard that the children did not attend scheduled meetings with their father, because they and Olga feared for their safety.

But the death of the Edwards’ children shows the awful consequences when well founded allegations are dismissed. More must be done to tilt the balance in favour of women and children victims.

Source: Harrowing inquest exposes failures to stop domestic violence