Why the Gay and Lesbian Equality Movement Must Oppose Surrogacy

As gay people, we cannot insist on the right to carry out practices that harm the rights of others. Rather than being an LGBT rights issue, surrogacy is a women’s rights issue and a children’s rights issue; and like the sale of human organs, it is not an activity that should be promoted or indeed permitted.

Source: Why the Gay and Lesbian Equality Movement Must Oppose Surrogacy – Public Discourse

Just Like FGM, Transgender Chest-Binding Is Barbaric

Why are trans activists attempting to bully The New York Times into submission for publishing an article that mentioned the drawbacks of chest binding?

Chest binding is akin to the practices of female genital mutilation and chest ironing, only instead of being implemented by parents seeking to disrupt their daughters’ sex lives, it is being undertaken by girls rebelling against the femaleness of their bodies. The more transgender ideology infiltrates culture, the more girls hear that to be female means to be ultra femme and that any form of female expression that deviates from that must be male. This is directly harming young people by giving the impression that the way they are is not good enough, and that they need to change their appearance to be acceptable.

Physically invasive treatments for the psychological problems of women and girls have been around for generations. What is new is having these girls speak out, having so willingly internalized a misogyny that would destroy women, and advocate for their right to self-harm with the approval of medical professionals and caregivers alike.

Source: Just Like FGM, Transgender Chest-Binding Is Barbaric

Women need twice as many public washrooms as men, new report says

A new U.K. report argued there should be two female toilets to every male one, adding the lack of public toilets is a threat to women’s health and equality.

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) report said women need more toilets because “of time-consuming factors related to clothing, menstruation and anatomical differences.”

The report’s authors pointed to “potty parity” — which is defined as equal speed of access to public restrooms — legislation that exists in certain places in the U.S. that recommends a 2:1 toilet ratio in favour of women.

Currently, in the U.K., the standard is 1:1.

Source: Women need twice as many public washrooms as men, new report says – National | Globalnews.ca

Planned Parenthood and ACLU sue over Alabama’s ‘extreme abortion ban’

Alabama has pushed abortion care further “out of reach for years with medically unnecessary and politically-motivated restrictions” and this ban shows how far they will go, an ACLU lawyer said.

Source: Planned Parenthood and ACLU sue over Alabama’s ‘extreme abortion ban’

Alabama abortion ban: Republican senate passes most restrictive law in US

Law bans abortion except if there is a ‘serious health risk’ to the mother, with no exceptions for rape and incest.

The bill is part of a trend across the US in which Republican-controlled states are attempting to put new restrictions on abortion, gambling that they will fare better in the courts following the confirmation of new federal judges and supreme court justices picked by the Trump administration.

Opponents predict the legislation will drive doctors to leave Alabama, which already has some of the highest rates of infant mortality and cervical cancer.

Outside the Alabama statehouse, protesters wore costumes from The Handmaid’s Tale and carried signs, one reading: “Alabama does not own me.”

Source: Alabama abortion ban: Republican senate passes most restrictive law in US | US news | The Guardian