Feminist Legal Clinic evicted for posting anti-trans website links

A “gender-critical” feminist legal service which refused to remove material from its website that is offensive to trans people has had its tenancy grant terminated by the City of Sydney, in a dispute between a group of radical feminists and the trans community and its allies.

Source: Feminist Legal Clinic evicted for posting anti-trans website links

You can kill nan, unless she identifies as a man – Vikki Campion

Calling someone the wrong pronoun now triggers tears, but you will be sneered at if you think killing grandma is cruel.  . . .

The City of Sydney has found Glebe’s Feminist Legal Clinic, a pro bono service that hleps the most vulnerable women, hasn’t met its performance critieria because the Clinic’s “affiliation with women’s sex-based rights movement” have “the potential for generating discrimination and negative attitudes towards the transgender community” . . .   Suddenly, championing biological women’s rights is considered by the slow march of the state as discrimination against people born male.

Tasmania’s lesbian have just been told they can no longer exclude people with penises from events , as Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, Sarah Bolt, determined lesbian events that exclude trans women carry a “signficant risk” of breaching equality laws. What about women only attracted to the same sex?

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Stay in lock-step, let the state decide, just as they have that biological men are lesbians, standing up for the legal rights of women is to discriminate against others and there is a permanent solution to the temporary inconvenience of age.

Source: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/vikki-campion-nsw-euthanasia-bill-shows-governments-warped-priorities/news-story/a90c62fbf2907af504fc09d450edf901

 

Employer-sponsored egg freezing: bane or benefit? – Women’s Forum Australia

The question is whether any such policy would in reality be able to achieve the kind of informed consent the study’s authors speak of when it comes to employer-sponsored egg freezing. The benefits of egg freezing are already overstated and the risks and limitations downplayed by an industry that is ultimately seeking to maximise its bottom line. While the chances that egg freezing will actually result in a baby are low and the health risks associated with the hormones and fertility drugs can be significant, the marketing of the practice often tells a different, much rosier story of empowerment and safeguarding one’s future.The mere existence and more recent aggressive online marketing of egg-freezing procedures has already exacerbated the pressures and fears women have about their future fertility, with some feminist scholars criticising the marketing of the procedure as “ultimately generating an atmosphere of increased reproductive anxiety”.By normalising and incorporating the practice as an employee benefit into workplace culture, it is not unreasonable to expect that this could create a more subtle pressu

Source: Employer-sponsored egg freezing: bane or benefit? – Women’s Forum Australia

Ms Represented: Gillard says sexism worsened the longer she stayed PM

On the ABC’s Ms Represented, Julia Gillard says the sexism she endured as Australia’s first female prime minister only worsened during her time in the role.

The 30-minute program airs at 8pm on Tuesday and shows how sexist attitudes still plague women in Parliament eight years after the incident with Mr Abbott.

A growing number of women across the political divide are calling for a code of conduct that clearly outlines the behavioural and ethical standards expected from politicians with regard to women in Parliament.

Last week, several federal MPs attended a two-day summit run by the Australian National University’s Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, chaired by Ms Gillard, to help establish a model of conduct for Australia’s Parliament.

Source: Ms Represented: Gillard says sexism worsened the longer she stayed PM

Women adversely impacted by justice reforms designed for violent male offenders

Policies that have been implemented to rein in the threat of violent offending men in recent years are having a disproportionate impact on low level female offenders, according to a new report.

The report, released on Thursday by RMIT University’s Centre for Innovative Justice, draws evidence about women’s involvement in the justice system in Victoria, examining why there is an escalating imprisonment rate for women in the state.

According to the report, female offenders are being disproportionately affected by reforms implemented following episodes of public violence by male offenders. For example, rules around access to parole were restricted after the conviction of rapist and murderer Adrian Bayley.

Source: Women adversely impacted by justice reforms designed for violent male offenders

Upcoming Panel on Women’s Rights “Hateful…TERFs,” “Fascists,” ‘Non-Binary’ Councillors Say | Women Are Human

AU — Tasmania. An event expected to host “an expert panel of speakers for an afternoon discussing the impact of” gender identity on “women, children and transgender people” has raised the ire of two City Councillors. The young legislators are condemning the panel, scheduled to take place at Town Hall, as the platforming of “fascist” and “hateful views” of “TERFs” by the city. One of the Councillors additionally slammed women as “foul hags” for asking whether children should receive therapy before puberty blockers or hormones are prescribed.
The event is a joint effort by Save Women’s Sport, the Coalition for Biological Reality, Women Speak Tasmania and the LGB Alliance. Scheduled panelists are Claire Chandler, Senator for Tasmania; Katherine Deves, a lawyer and co-founder Save Women’s Sport Australasia; Dianne Kenny, professor and author of Gender Dysphoria in Children and Young People; Pauley Johnston, described on the event flyer as a “trans community member” of the Coalition for Biological Reality; Patrick Parkinson, professor at the University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law; and Holly Lawford-Smith, associate professor of political philosophy at University of Melbourne.

Source: Upcoming Panel on Women’s Rights “Hateful…TERFs,” “Fascists,” ‘Non-Binary’ Councillors Say | Women Are Human

Federal Government exempts Australians travelling overseas for illegal IVF treatments – Women’s Forum Australia

Why are exemptions to travel overseas to undergo IVF treatment that is illegal in Australia being granted to Australians?

Source: Federal Government exempts Australians travelling overseas for illegal IVF treatments – Women’s Forum Australia

City of Sydney Council evicts legal service for vulnerable women and girls – Women’s Forum Australia

The City of Sydney Council has terminated the tenancy of a women’s legal service over its views on women’s sex-based rights and the harmful impact of extreme gender ideology on women and children.

Source: City of Sydney Council evicts legal service for vulnerable women and girls – Women’s Forum Australia