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“”inherent differences””

Mar 19th, 2021 8:46 am | By

The endless struggle to pretend we don’t know what we know. It must be exhausting.

Throughout the country, roughly 35 bills have been introduced by state legislators that would limit or prohibit transgender women from competing in women’s athletics, according to the LGBTQ rights group Freedom for All Americans. That’s up from only two in 2019.

Yes of course it’s “up,” because more boys and men are doing this.

The latest action in this push came last week, when Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed into law the “Mississippi Fairness Act.” The law prohibits schools from allowing transgender female students to compete in female sports and cites “inherent differences between men and women” as one of the reasons to block

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Violence against ALL women, including men

Mar 19th, 2021 8:18 am | By

About that Violence Against Women Act

The House approved with bipartisan support a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, a popular 1994 law that protects and provides resources for victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence. The measure passed 244-172.

So the 172 are for violence against women? Good heavens no, it’s just that they love guns more than they hate violence against women.

The most contentious issue in the House-passed bill is a provision that expands the criminal threshold to bar an individual from buying a gun to include misdemeanor convictions of domestic abuse or stalking. It would also close the so-called boyfriend loophole to expand the definition of who is affected by existing gun prohibitions to

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The academic version

Mar 19th, 2021 7:54 am | By

All lives matter! Not just women’s! Shut up about women! Shut up shut up shut UP.

Of course there’s also the question of what it means to build bridges across people, but whatever. The point is: ALL LIVES MATTER.… Read the rest

It must repeat the lie

Mar 19th, 2021 7:50 am | By

Tatchell squares the circle.

Listen up, ladies, says Peter Tatchell – you need safety from male violence but that doesn’t mean we can’t force you to be “inclusive” of men in your safety from male violence. We want you to be safe! All of you! Including the male ones! So in order to be safe from male violence you have to be “inclusive” of men by pretending they are in fact women. … Read the rest


Mar 18th, 2021 5:31 pm | By

We have always been at war with…Singal.

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Heading back to Canada

Mar 18th, 2021 4:09 pm | By

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I have here in my hand a list

Mar 18th, 2021 12:52 pm | By


Is all this happening in the basement of a pizza shop in DC?… Read the rest

We must reflect

Mar 18th, 2021 12:16 pm | By

I find that Planned Parenthood Ottawa has blocked me on Twitter, no doubt via one of those Lists (since I don’t think I’ve ever interacted with them). It seems bizarre for an organization of that type to block people – what if they block people who need their services? There are other routes but still, it seems…disobliging.

Anyway. Their focus is odd.

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Why is it time?

Mar 18th, 2021 11:31 am | By

What does any of that have to do with Planned Parenthood?

Why is it “time” for PP to address “transphobia”? Why does PP feel called to use such harsh and violence-hinting language and imagery?

Tweeps are pointing out that PP Ottawa is the one that held a conference on “the cotton ceiling” and how to bash through it.… Read the rest

Get a tall oak tree

Mar 18th, 2021 8:43 am | By

He really does say that.

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Story hour

Mar 18th, 2021 7:59 am | By


A Milwaukee County Children’s Court judge and former president and CEO of the Cream City Foundation, which runs the city’s drag queen story hour program, has been arrested on seven counts of child pornography.

Brett Blomme, 38, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly uploading 27 images and videos of children being sexually abused on the messaging app Kik.

Oh that kind of drag queen story program.

Not that millions of women pointed that out or anything.

Blomme was held overnight and released with a signature. He has been ordered to stay off social media and file-sharing services and is not allowed near any children except the two that he adopted with his husband.

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Hours later

Mar 17th, 2021 5:00 pm | By

Yesterday in Atlanta:

Shootings at two massage parlors in Atlanta and one in the suburbs Tuesday evening left eight people dead, many of them women of Asian descent, authorities said. A 21-year-old man suspected in the shootings was taken into custody in southwest Georgia hours later after a manhunt, police said.

The attacks began around 5 p.m., when five people were shot at Youngs Asian Massage Parlor in a strip mall near a rural area in Acworth, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Atlanta, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Jay Baker said. Two people died at the scene and three were transported to a hospital where two of them also died, Baker said.

South Korea’s Foreign

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Mar 17th, 2021 3:58 pm | By

In Scientific American of all places:

Trans Girls Belong on Girls’ Sports Teams

But “trans girls” are boys, so no they don’t.

In February 2020, the families of three cisgender girls filed a federal lawsuit against the Connecticut Association of Schools, the nonprofit Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and several boards of education in the state.

The girls are not “cisgender.” That’s a stupid made-up word to make female people seem like just one section of a larger category of female people. It’s a manipulative cheat. Girls are girls. Boys who either think they “feel like” girls on the inside, or claim to in order to win sporting competitions they otherwise lose, are not girls. The set of girls does … Read the rest

Child expelled for “witchcraft”

Mar 17th, 2021 11:52 am | By

Leo Igwe writes:

The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) is shocked by the news of the expulsion of a 6-year-old pupil, Catherine Karma, from your school. According to the report, your school expelled Ms. Karma in connection with some suspicions of ‘witchcraft’. Your management concluded that she was a ‘witch’ and was involved in ‘witchcraft activities’. You claimed that her presence would endanger the lives of other pupils and staff.

The decision to expel Ms. Karma is shameful, outrageous, and difficult to comprehend. First of all, how did your school confirm that Ms. Karma was a witch? How were you able to ascertain that she indulged in witchcraft activities (whatever that means)? In fact, what does your school understand

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Down the glass staircase

Mar 17th, 2021 11:11 am | By

One the one hand boys who “identify as” girls and take their athletic prizes, on the other hand boys who shove cameras up girls’ skirts.

A school vowed to take action after sixth form students expressed fury over a reported “upskirting” incident on a spiral staircase.

A group of male students were allegedly caught taking photographs up the skirts of girls using the transparent glass staircase, in the centre of the sixth form canteen area, at Broughton Hall Catholic High School on Friday.

What kind of complete idiot puts a transparent staircase in a mixed-sex school?

Some students told the ECHO that girls have been advised to “wear shorts” under their skirts and were told there may be plans

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A straightforward binary question, not a choice

Mar 17th, 2021 10:40 am | By

Fair Play for Women won.

Fair Play For Women have today won their High Court challenge against the Office for National Statistics. The ONS has conceded that the proper meaning of Sex in the Census means sex as recognised by law.

The High Court has now ordered “What is your sex” means sex “as recorded on a birth certificate or Gender Recognition Certificate”. The substantive hearing listed for 18 March is vacated and ONS must pay costs of both sides.

The Guidance accompanying the question “What is your sex?” is now published, on a final basis, and directs everyone to answer according to their legal sex for the remainder of the Census.

Jason Coppel QC for Fair Play

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The tip line was a garbage chute

Mar 16th, 2021 5:53 pm | By

Remember that insultingly not-real FBI “investigation” of Brett Kavanaugh? Some of the Dems want to look into it. I don’t think it will make any difference, because He’s on the Court now and them’s the rules, buddy – you’re stuck with him no matter how dishonest and rigged the process was. I don’t think it will make any difference but it would be something to have the record show what happened.

Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democratic senator and former prosecutor who serves on the judiciary committee, is calling on the newly-confirmed attorney general, Merrick Garland, to help facilitate “proper oversight” by the Senate into questions about how thoroughly the FBI investigated Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing.

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Put a sock in it

Mar 16th, 2021 4:56 pm | By

No motivation is too tiny and trivial and self-centered to justify trashing a woman for no particular reason and without even knowing enough to back up the trashing.

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The motion

Mar 16th, 2021 12:13 pm | By

More on the Green Party’s suspension of the co-chair of Green Party Women:

A bit of background.

There has been an ongoing ‘debate’ between some trans-activisits and others, particularly some feminists (derogatorily called TERFs – Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists).

Emma Bateman is co-chair of Green Party Women and brought the following motion to the Green Party’s recent conference. The motion was not heard and Emma was not allowed to speak at the conference. She has now been suspended from the Green Party. I will not go into the reasons for the suspension since it is a matter of on-going disciplinary proceedings. However, I think it is important for people to see the motion that caused such upset (including from the

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After a complaint

Mar 16th, 2021 11:54 am | By

Emma Bateman writes:

On March 8th, International Women’s Day, I was suspended from the Green Party after a complaint by 2 fellow Green Party Committee members because I queried whether trans women are female.

Green party policy is that ‘trans women are women’.

Now we must agree that they are also female.

Things that are now unacceptable to say in the Green Party include:

“It is not discrimination to say that males should not be in a women’s group.”

“people cannot change sex”

“males cannot become females”

“What is a female?”

The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears.

From a comment on the post:

I have left the Green Party because they have

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