A Week in the War on Women: Monday 20th November - Sunday 26th November GOOD NEWS SUPPLEMENT
Another jam-packed edition bursting at the seams with good news stories from the gender beat this week. Enjoy!
Leaving Them Kids Alone
The government’s long-awaited schools’ guidance on ‘trans pupils’ has finally been agreed. It will establish a ‘presumption against’ the social transitioning of school children.
The new rules will mean that pupils are only permitted to identify as the opposite sex in extremely restricted circumstances and children will not be allowed to change names and pronouns etc in the classroom. The guidance will also ensure that parents are kept informed should their child discuss gender issues with school staff.
Furthermore, headteachers will be instructed to abide by the Equality Act 2010 and must maintain single-sex toilets, changing rooms and sports teams.
Conservative MP Nick Fletcher, who sits on the Commons education committee, commented, “Affirming a child as the sex or gender they are not participates in a harmful delusion… Schools’ guidance on this issue needs to make robustly clear that children cannot be affirmed as the sex they are not by adults in a school environment – and all children should be communicated with truthfully on this subject”.
Sex Matters Get Results
The government is to launch a review into the aggression and intimidation that women face from trans activists.
Minister for Victims and Safeguarding, Laura Farris, has said that she will meet with MP Joanna Cherry to discuss a ‘rapid review’ into the impact of extreme trans activism on women’s rights.
She condemned the violence faced by women defending their sex based rights and, having read the open letter organised by Sex Matters, she said that campaigners should be in ‘no doubt about how seriously this is viewed’ by the Government.
Huge congratulations and grateful thanks to Joanna Cherry KC and all at Sex Matters for their tireless work in putting this issue on the parliamentary agenda.
The Countess Will Be Heard
Great news from brilliant Irish feminist organisation, The Countess. Despite the best efforts of trans activists to silence them, they hosted an in-person event in Carlow last week which was a huge success.
The Information Evening featured a panel of experts from various Countess working groups and involved questions from a packed audience. Attendees reported that the event was informative and powerful and equipped them with the tools and the confidence to speak up effectively against gender ideology.
The Countess’s next big event is in Dublin in April 2024. Details coming soon.
Time to Think, Hannah Barnes’ best-selling book about the Tavistock scandal, has been named as one of the The NZ Listener’s Best Books of 2023.
It has also been named by The Times as one of the twelve ‘best thought and ideas books’ of 2023.
Huge congratulations and richly deserved, Hannah.
For The Reading List
And speaking of books, Kara Dansky’s new publication, The Reckoning, is now available.
The Silver Screen
Despite the ongoing efforts of trans activists to shut them down, film-makers, Deirdre O'Neill and Michael Wayne, hosted a successful screening of Adult Human Female at Edinburgh University this week.
Right On Cue
Last week we reported on Alexandra Cunha, one of the world’s top ranking female pool stars, who is refusing to compete against trans-identified males, and veteran female pool player, Lynne Pinches, who withdrew from the final of the Ladies Champions of Champions event rather than have to play against Harriet (formerly Christopher) Haynes, a trans-identified male.
This week Pinches discussed her reasons for walking out on the competition in a brilliant interview with Talk TV. She explained the threat to women’s sport from the inclusion of trans identified males.
It seems that Lynn’s actions have inspired another female pool player to stand up against the World Eightball Pool Federation (WEPF)’s ‘trans inclusion’ rules.
At the Ultimate Pool tournament in Blackpool last weekend, Jo Hobday conceded the match rather than play against Harriet Haynes.
Women continue to be courageous. Sunlight continues to flood in.
Angling For Fairness
In a similar story, The Angling Trust, the national governing body for recreational fishing in England, has revised its selection policy meaning that trans-identified males can no longer compete in female categories.
Trans-identified males can no longer compete for England in the women’s category but will continue to be eligible for the existing universal (open) category in both domestic and international events.
This change of policy comes after the brave women of the England sea fishing team refused to participate in the Shore Angling World Championships over the decision to include a trans-identified male, Becky Lee Birtwhistle-Hodges, on the squad.
The redoubtable Baroness Nicholson took up their case and international body, Confédération Internationale de la Pêche Sportive (CIPS), banned trans-identified males from women’s competitions. Now The Angling Trust has followed suit.
Just goes to show what can be achieved when women stand together. All power to you, sisters.
More great news from the sporting world; The International Cricket Council (ICC) has barred trans-identified males from competing in international women's matches.
Under newly announced regulations, males players will not be eligible for women’s international competitions regardless of any ‘gender reassignment’ surgery or medical treatment they have undertaken.
The ICC chief executive, Geoff Allardice, commented, “Inclusivity is incredibly important to us as a sport, but our priority was to protect the integrity of the international women's game and the safety of players”.
In a victory for free speech and common sense, a Canadian judge has ruled that human rights legislation “Does not prohibit public discussion of issues related to transgenderism or minors and transgenderism”.
In January 2022 Ontario teacher, Carolyn Burjoski, spoke at a meeting of the Waterloo Region District School Board. She expressed her concern over the content of ‘diversity’ materials in elementary school libraries which promote transition to children as ‘cool’ and without consequence.
The chair of the board, Scott Piatkowski, cut off Burjoski’s presentation and removed her from the meeting. She was subsequently assigned to home pending a formal investigation, banned from contacting her colleagues and students and accused of ‘transphobia’ and of violating the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Burjoski brought a defamation lawsuit against the school board and Scott Piatkowski which they tried to have thrown out of court.
This week, Ontario Superior Court Justice James Ramsay dismissed the bid and ordered the school board to pay Burjoski $30,000 in costs. He declared that her claims have merit and should be allowed to proceed as human rights legislation “Does not prohibit public discussion of anything”. He commented that “What happened here should not happen in a democratic society”.
Glinner Of Hope
Don’t miss Our Graham in conversation with Andrew Gold on the Heretics Podcast this week.
There was (yet another) glowing review of Graham’s book, Tough Crowd, in The Daily Express this week.
“Perhaps nothing that Linehan has ever written has been as important as this brilliant but often painful memoir. Its compelling narrative amounts to a savage attack on the cowardice, hypocrisy and deceit of an entertainment industry that has surrendered to political dogma and abandoned the concept of free expression… This brave, wise, and funny man could well be vindicated in the years to come.”
With Christmas coming up, don’t forget that Tough Crowd, is available from Amazon, The Express shop, Lightning Eye, Waterstones, Blackwells and all discerning outlets. (There’s also an Audible audio version, too.) It makes a fantastic present, especially for TV and comedy fans, for those involved in the gender wars or for any woke relatives who are in need of a seasonal peaking.