A Week in the War on Women: Monday 13th June - Sunday 19th June
Monday 13th June - Gender Musical Chairs Proposed in Scotland
THE TELEGRAPH: One of the Scottish Government’s gender reform witnesses says people should be allowed to ‘change sex’ as many times as they wish.
Scotland’s Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee is currently taking evidence about the government’s reform of the 2004 Gender Recognition Act. The proposed legislation would allow anyone over the age of sixteen to change their legal sex by self-declaration without requiring any medical diagnosis or physical alteration.
Professor Sharon Cowan is an academic from the University of Edinburgh’s school of law and specialises in ‘feminist and queer legal studies’. She believes that Scottish people should be able to alter their legal sex an unlimited amount of times throughout their lives and without cost. She claims that safeguards are unnecessary and that there is no reason a person’s legal sex should be ‘locked down’ for life. She believes that the proposed legislation should accommodate those who have a ‘shifting sense’ of their identity.
Professor Cowan was one of the witnesses called to speak to the Holyrood committee currently investigating the proposed reforms this week.
Also Today - Them/Their Shills
REDUXX: ‘Non-binary’ actor, Ezra Miller, has been accused of child grooming on top of existing allegations of violent behaviour.
In March Ezra Miller was arrested at a bar in Hawaii and charged with disorderly conduct and harassment after reportedly hurling obscenities at and trying to grab the microphone from a young woman singing karaoke. In April he was arrested for second degree assault after an incident left a woman with an injured forehead.
Two years ago a video surfaced allegedly showing Miller choking a woman at a bar in Reykjavik. In the video, Miller appeared to grab the woman by the throat and throw her to the ground. A source told Variety that Miller had lost his temper having been approached by a group of ‘eager fans’.
He has now been accused of grooming a young indigenous girl whose mother has voiced concern for her daughter’s safety on social media.
It is alleged that Miller began an inappropriate relationship Tokata Iron Eyes when she was just fourteen and he was 23.
Her parents claim Miller exhibited what they call a pattern of ‘cult-like and psychologically manipulative, controlling behaviour’, that he fed her LSD and other drugs, paid her university fees so she would feel indebted to him and that he controls her Instagram account. It is also claimed that Iron Eyes, now 18 years old, identifies as non-binary, like Miller, and calls herself Gibson.
Earlier this month a Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court granted a protective order requiring Miller to have no contact with Iron Eyes. However, it was not possible to serve the documents on Miller as neither he nor Iron Eyes could be located.
Last week The Los Angeles Times reported that they had obtained a copy of the court order and that it describes Miller as using, “Violence, intimidation, threat of violence, fear, paranoia, delusions, and drugs to hold sway over a young adolescent Tokata.”
Many trans activists are more concerned about Miller’s ‘preferred pronouns’ - they/them/it/zir - than they are about his apparent abusive and predatory behaviour.
Now another parent has come forward with allegations of intimidation and ‘inappropriate behaviour’ against Miller.
A mother from Greenfield, Massachusetts, has been granted a temporary harassment prevention order against Miller after alleging that he screamed and swore at her, threatened her and behaved inappropriately towards her 12-year-old child.
Miller might identify as ‘non-binary’ but we recognise male violence when we see it.
Tuesday 14th June - Leave Them Kids Alone #1
WOMEN ARE HUMAN: A school nurse was suspended after she spoke out on social media about an 11-year-old pupil being prescribed puberty blockers.
Kathleen Cataford is a nurse at Richard J Kinsella Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. In a Facebook group for Connecticut mothers, she revealed the number of children at the school who identify as transgender and warned parents about the indoctrination of their children into gender ideology.
“As a public school nurse, I have an 11 yo female student on puberty blockers and a dozen students identifying as non-binary, all but two keeping this a secret from their parents with the help of teachers, SSW [social service worker] and administration.
Teachers and SSW are spending 37.5 hours a week influencing your children, not necessarily teaching [your] children what YOU think is being taught. Children are introduced to this confusion in kindergarten by the school SW who ‘teaches’ social and emotional regulation and school expectations.
Science tells us that a child’s brain continues development into the early 20’s, hence laws prohibiting alcohol, tobacco, vaping and cannabis. But it’s ok to inject hormones into confused prepubescent children and perform genital mutilating surgery on adolescents! How incongruent is that?”
Cataford’s comments were discovered by the parent of the 11-year-old to whom she had referred (though not by name). The parent then informed the school of what she had written. School Superintendent, Dr Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, immediately released a message for members of the Hartford Public Schools community, describing Cataford’s comments as ‘hateful rhetoric’.
Cataford is currently suspended pending an investigation into her conduct.
Also Today - The Clocks Were Striking 13 In Conference
UNISON is the UK’s largest union with over 1.3 million members. 70% of its membership is female.
At its local government conference this week, UNISON overwhelmingly passed a motion prioritising gender identity ideology over reality and effectively throwing its female members under the bus.
Not only does the motion abandon biological reality by declaring that “Trans women are women, trans men are men and non-binary identities are valid”, it also intends to ‘urge’ employers to become members of Stonewall’s ‘Diversity Champions’ programme. Most egregious, however, is the intention to “Produce and promote materials to help members counter the gender critical narrative and provide information on the links with the far right and the religious right”.
The country’s biggest union should be protecting and upholding the legal sex-based rights of its female members. Instead, it intends to silence, smear and vilify women, in favour of pursuing a harmful and baseless ideology.
According to this solicitor, the motion may even be unlawful.
“The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
Wednesday 15th June - Gaslighting Made An Art Form
THE ART NEWSPAPER: A newly-erected statue in Switzerland depicts a naked male with a penis but is entitled ‘WOMAN’.
The statue has been unveiled in Basel, Switzerland, as part of this year’s Art Basel (an international art fair staged annually in various cities around the world and attracting thousands of visitors). It is a life-size bronze statue of a naked male body standing on a plinth on which is embossed the word ‘WOMAN’.
It is the work of American trans-identified male artist, Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo, who calls himself Puppies Puppies. It is based on a 3D scan of his own body.
At least statuary is consistent with aggressive colonisation.
Also Today - The Process Is The Punishment
The founder of a social networking app for women is facing federal court for trying to ensure that the site is female-only.
Sall Grover founded the women-only site, Giggle, in 2020. Thus far over 15,000 women in 88 different countries have signed up. To ensure that it remains female-only, the app uses AI facial recognition software as well as screening by human eye, to prevent males from joining.
Both Sall Grover and the app were reported to the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) by a trans-identified male, Roxanne Tickle, and are accused of ‘gender identity discrimination’.
Tickle, who also uses the name ‘Roxy’, writes a blog called The Roxy Epoch and operates a Twitter account of the same name. He makes clear that, despite knowing the site is only for females, he signed up and tried to evade the restrictions.
Speaking on a podcast this week, Sall Grover described how, after being removed from the Giggle app, Tickle found her private mobile phone number and texted her, demanding a conversation. He then proceeded to called her several times. She did not respond.
In January he went to the AHRC alleging gender identity discrimination. Grover was told that, to rectify the situation, trans-identified males must be allowed to join Giggle and that women using the app must be ‘moderated’ (ie censored) when discussing gender issues. Furthermore, Grover was told that she and her company must submit to ‘education’ re gender identity. Of course, she refused those terms.
Sall Grover was notified this week that Tickle has escalated his complaint to the federal court.
Unsurprisingly, Tickle has form re the trampling of women’s boundaries. In October 2020 he was in the news for joining a women’s hockey team and he has actively campaigned for trans-identified males to be included in women’s sports.
Interviewed by radio station 882 6PR a few months ago, Sall Grover pointed out, “The anger that a lot of these males have of not being allowed to be on a female app proves the need for it and why we don’t want them there.”
A woman is being punished for telling a man “No”.
Thursday 16th June - Auntie’s Groomers
THE CRITIC: A journalist with decades of experience at the BBC has written about the threat of gender identity ideology to the broadcaster’s impartiality.
Last year the BBC’s Director General, Tim Devie, withdrew the corporation from Stonewall amid growing concerns that its overwhelming influence was affecting impartiality.
On Wednesday, Stephen Nolan’s BBC Radio Ulster programme revealed that Stonewall seems to have been replaced by a trans lobby group with an equally forceful agenda, Global Butterflies.
Global Butterflies was invited to provide a training session for new staff members by the BBC’s Diversity & Inclusion team. An attendee revealed to the Nolan programme the content of this session. The new employees were told to use their ‘magical ally powers’ to help to sway opinion on trans issues by lobbying politicians, celebrities and others in positions of influence. They were also told ‘don’t be afraid to protest’, an instruction in direct contravention with the BBC’s impartiality policy.
We reported on Global Butterflies almost two years ago when an attendee at its training session for a legal firm discussed the contents with Fair Cop. The session, ‘Beyond the Binary’, was presented by two trans-identified males who are in a relationship but, of course, ‘identify’ as lesbians. The session involved the usual language about “Unprecedented hostility and danger to trans lives”, some pronouns nonsense, a spiel promoting self-ID legislation, a total misrepresentation of feminist concerns and the standard anti-science rhetoric about sex being a spectrum.
Also Today - This Never Happens
STOKE ON TRENT LIVE: A trans-identified male sex offender with previous convictions for rape has been imprisoned for raping a child under thirteen.
A recidivist sex offender formerly known as Mathue Babic and Matthew Whitby is now ‘identifying as a woman’ and calling himself Rose Whitby.
In 2013 Whitby was convicted of two rapes and the attempted rape of young women. He was sentenced to eight year in prison but released in 2017. Last year a further victim came forward and told police that Whitby had raped her on numerous occasions. She still suffers with paranoia, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Whitby pleaded guilty to three charges of raping a child under the age of thirteen and was given a 15-and-a-half year extended prison sentence.
Throughout this article he’s referred to with female pronouns.
Friday 17th June - Leave Them Kids Alone #2
THE TIMES: A former Tavistock patient told Lucy Bannerman about her experience of being a medical ‘guinea pig’.
‘Alex’ is a trans-identified female who was a patient at the Tavistock & Portman clinic for four years. After a traumatic childhood, which involved her parents divorcing and a devastating sexual assault, she was referred to the Tavistock at the age of twelve. There, she says, they confirmed her trans identity at her first appointment. Even though her personal history and the cause of her feelings had not been touched upon, she was provided with Deed Poll forms to change her name.
After another two or three sessions, Alex was offered puberty blockers. “They sell the drugs very early, very hard. I was a child. All I wanted was something to make me feel less horrified by my body.” She says the potential side effects were never explained to her. Alex took the prescribed medication for four years.
She longed for a male body but, of course, she never got one. Instead, she was kept in a child’s body while the boys she envied so much grew and developed. Her growth slowed but her weight ballooned, accentuating the female body she was desperate to avoid and causing an eating disorder. She had insomnia and mood swings and grew even more depressed and isolated. Alex says the only psychiatric evaluation she received was some occasional form-filling which was never followed up.
At the age of sixteen, Alex decided to stop taking the puberty blockers. She says that, on learning she did not want to pursue cross-sex hormones and surgery, the Tavistock clinician asked her to ‘step aside’ to make way for others on the waiting list. “When you stop the drugs, they ditch you.” In the three years since her final appointment, there has been follow-up from the Tavistock.
“I honestly look back and view the Tavistock and the blockers as some of the worst decisions I’ve made in my entire life. So it’s just horrifying to think that someone else, maybe someone even younger than I was, is being sold this same snake oil. How will they know what happened to me?”
In another Times article today, Janice Turner explored the huge increase in young girls identifying as trans in recent years and investigated what happens to them once they’re funnelled into the transition mincemeat machine at the Tavistock. It’s a long but vital read.
“Until now, LGBT groups have decried the concept of ‘rapid onset gender dysphoria’ in girls, because to suggest these are cases of social contagion undermines the core tenet of gender identity: it is innate. Yet recently a senior figure at Stonewall, which has been gung-ho for child medical transition, said to me, ‘I think the wrong people are being referred to GIDS’. Even they sense the wind is changing – and lawsuits pending.
It looks ever more certain it will be the Tavistock whistleblowers, rather than those advocating sterilising drugs and double mastectomies for troubled children, who will end up on the right side of history.”
Saturday 18th June - Blood Brothers
THE DAILY MAIL: A male blood donor was turned away without donating because he refused to answer a question about whether or not he is pregnant.
66-year-old father of two, Leslie Sinclair, has been a blood donor for almost half a century during which he has donated 125 pints of blood.
During his last visit to a clinic in Stirling he was asked to complete a form which asked if he was pregnant now or had been pregnant within the last six months. He said that being a male he should not be asked this question and refused to answer. Staff told him that they could not accept his blood and he was turned away.
Sinclair told The Daily Mail, “I pointed out to the staff that it was impossible for me to be in that position but I was told that I would need to answer, otherwise I couldn't give blood. I told them that was stupid and that if I had to leave, I wouldn't be back, and that was it, I got on my bike and cycled away”.
In a statement, Marc Turner, director of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion, said that pregnancy is only a relevant question to those “Whose biological sex or sex assigned at birth is female” but that “Sex assigned at birth is not always visually clear to staff”. (A medical professional is using the nonsensical phrase ‘sex assigned birth’.) He added, “As a public body we take cognisance of changes in society around how such questions may be asked without discrimination and have a duty to promote inclusiveness – therefore all donors are now asked the same questions”.
Earlier this week NHS England launched a campaign to recruit a million more blood donors over the next five years after numbers fell during the pandemic.
Six months ago the BBC reported that Scotland has fewer registered blood donors than at any other point over the last 20 years with the number of people donating dropping by 13,000 over the past year alone. And now they have lost another one.
Sunday 18th June - Let Women Speak
THE DAILY MAIL: Trans activists, hooded and masked, tried to disrupt yet another Standing For Women event.
Kellie-Jay Keen (aka Posie Parker) organised a Standing For Women event in Bristol today, at which women were to gather and talk about their sex-based rights.
You will recall that at last month’s Manchester event a large number of protesters, most of them masked, hooded and very obviously male, turned up, trying to intimidate attendees and disrupt the meeting. Yet again, trans activists couldn’t allow women to meet and to speak.
In scenes now all too familiar, a large and aggressive mob of the Milky Bar Militia arrived in Bristol to derange a group of women exercising their perfectly legal right to gather and talk. They screamed abuse and obscenities and some attempted to physically assault the women in attendance.
They screamed “You’re going to die out”, “Get in the sea”, “Fossils” and “Dinosaurs” at them. (And, making their misogynistic attitudes very clear, you can also hear one man shouting, “Go home… look after your kids.”)
They demonstrated their usual standard of ‘debate’.
In this video clip, one of the Milky Bar Militia is writing “Colston - Terfs are next” on the pavement. (Edward Colston was a slave trader. Two years ago a statue of him on Bristol harbour was torn down and hurled into the water.)
In this clip you can hear the Milky Bar Militia screaming “We got rid of Colston, we’ll get rid of you”.
The thugs then followed the women to the pub and continued their campaign of aggression and intimidation by blockading them in the premises.
Even the presence of children did not deter them.
The pub was forced to close and the women there needed a police escort out.
The right side of history looks like men in uniform telling women what to do under threat of violence.
See you next week.