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A Week in the War on Women: Monday 6th June - Sunday 12th June
Monday 6th June - Within These Walls
REDUXX: Another female inmate at the Edna Mahan Correctional Centre has talked about the trauma of sharing prison accommodation with trans-identified males.
The Edna Mahan Correction Centre for Women (EMCCFW) currently houses 27 trans-identified male prisoners. One of those is Perry Cerf, is a sadistic rapist and murderer with a long history of violence against women. In April we reported that two women at the facility are pregnant after having sex with trans identified male inmates.
Last month Reduxx spoke to Miseka Diggs, one of the female prisoners at EMCCFW, about the nightmare of being incarcerated with males. She said that women there are ‘scared to death’. Now a second woman at the facility has come forward to talk about this horrendous situation.
Dawn Jackson was the victim of repeated sexual abuse by the men in her family from the age of five. She is currently serving a 30 year sentence for the murder of one of her abusers, her step-grandfather, Robert McBride. She spoke of the trauma she now experiences having to share prison accommodation with trans-identified males. “I have succumbed to a point where I mentally and emotionally cower”, she said.
She described being intimidated by one of the male prisoners because he was angry she did not speak to him enough. “Had it been just one of my female peers to approach and confront me, I wouldn’t have felt that wave of fear on the inside of me. There was no equality between us; only man against woman. I remember stuttering, trying to give my answer. I felt obligated to answer. All I saw standing in front of me was a man.”
Tuesday 7th June - She Who Must Not Be Named #1
GB NEWS: The NHS has been warned that removing the word ‘woman’ from health advice pertaining to female cancers could be dangerous.
The NHS web pages on cancers contracted only by women - ovarian, womb and cervical cancers - have been ‘de-sexed’; the word ‘woman’ has been removed from much of the information and replaced by ‘gender-neutral’ language.
For example, the NHS website used to say ‘cervical cancer develops in a woman’s cervix’. Now it says ‘cervical cancer is a cancer that’s found anywhere in the cervix’. Similarly, it used to describe ovarian cancer as ‘one of the most common types of cancer in women’ whereas now it states, ‘anyone with ovaries can get ovarian cancer’.
Until February, the NHS guidance on ovarian cancer used the words ‘woman’ or ‘women’ at least 10 times over six pages of information. Now, the only specific mention of women is on the third page and contained solely within the explanation that ovarian cancer can affect ‘women, trans men, non-binary people and intersex people with ovaries’.
Campaigners are concerned that this de-sexed language will exclude women with poor literacy and/or those whose first language isn’t English, therefore posing a risk to their health. Dr Karleen Gribble of Western Sydney University authored a recent review on the importance of sexed language in birth and childcare. She commented, “They are making communications less clear and when it comes to critical health issues that has great potential to place the health and wellbeing of individuals at risk”. She said it was important to signal the target audience at the outset. “The very first thing needs to be who does this apply to - who needs to listen to the rest of this?”
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists commented, “Limiting the term 'woman' to one mention may cause confusion and create further barriers for some women and people trying to make an informed choice about their care”.
As for the NHS advice regarding a cancer that is only contracted by males, of course, the word ‘men’ appears in the fist line. It’s even in bold.
Wednesday 8th June - RIP Women’s Sport
BBC NEWS: The Welsh First Minister has decreed that women must make room for males in their sports and in their sex class.
Mark Drakeford is the First Minister of Wales and the Leader of Welsh Labour.
During First Minister’s Questions in the Senedd this week, Conservative MS, Laura Anne Jones, questioned Drakeford about the inclusion of trans-identified males in women’s sports. She wanted to know if he believed whether or not trans athletes should compete in female sports and she asked him to define what a woman is.
Drakeford replied that his ‘starting point’ is that ‘transgender women are women’. On the subject of trans-identified males in women’s sports he made his position pretty clear; “To me, inclusivity is absolutely what we should be aiming for here”.
Thursday 9th June - No Woman Left Behind? #1
On Thursday the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NCWI) held an event called Shifting the Narrative: Moving to an Inclusive, Feminist Model of Care.
“Ireland has traditionally underinvested in the care economy, relying instead on the unpaid or under-paid care labour of women”, says the information on the ticketing site. “Join us to discuss how we can #ShiftTheNarrative and start to build a caring society.”
However, it seems only the ‘right’ sort of women were admitted to the event, with those who refuse to deny the reality of biological sex barred from entering.
One of the women denied entry had her baby with her. (Wasn’t this supposed to be an event focusing on the needs of female carers?)
This isn’t the first time the NCWI - which is funded in so small part by tax payers’ money - has tried to silence the women defending their sex-based rights from the harms of gender ideology.
Last year the NWCI signed a letter from the Transgender Equality Network Ireland calling upon the government to deny gender critical women ‘legitimate political representation’.
And let’s not forget that members of the NWCI stood idly by and did nothing as a woman was harassed, bullied and hounded away from their rally on International Women’s Day.
You will not be surprised to learn that a trans-identified male, Sara Phillips, the chairperson of the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI), sits on the NWCI executive board.
Phillips is so keen to ‘amplify and platform’ women’s voices that he’s taken a place on the board of an women’s organisation.
The NWCI’s slogan is ‘No woman left behind’. You couldn’t make it up.
Also Today - Never Knowingly Undersold Out
Kellie-Jay Keen, campaigner for women’s sex-based rights, received an email from Waitrose over her so-called ‘abusive behaviour’ after she had a conversation with a trans-identified male delivery driver.
A driver delivering Waitrose groceries to Kellie-Jay’s home made a comment about the signs in her office which define ‘woman’ as ‘adult human female’. She explained that she runs a campaign defending women’s sex-based rights and spaces. He responded by telling her that ‘Transwomen are women’ and claimed that he is a woman. When Kellie-Jay disagreed and asked him not use the spaces reserved solely for females, he responded by laughing and telling her that he would continue using women’s spaces because he likes them. When Kellie-Jay asked him to leave her property, he replied by saying that he intended to take his time.
Kellie-Jay had every right to make a complaint about this delivery driver - he raised the issue by commenting on items in her home and then tried to intimidate her by refusing to leave her property when asked to do so. But she did not contact Waitrose.
Instead, Waitrose contacted Kellie-Jay. “We’ve received a report that you used abusive language to one of our partners. We take the welfare of our partners very seriously and do not tolerate this sort of behaviour. If we receive any further reports of abusive behaviour, we will have no option but to stop delivering to your address.”
Of course, Kellie-Jay replied. “I don’t expect a Waitrose driver, dropping off some bread and milk, to ask me what my views are and tell me the LIE that ‘trans women are women’… If Waitrose decided that they don’t want to deliver to me because I won’t pretend that I think somebody with a penis is a woman, then that’s absolutely fine, they will lose my custom.”
Meanwhile, over at Waitrose…
If you would like to reiterate Kellie-Jay’s message to Waitrose, you can contact them in various ways, detailed here.
Friday 10th June - Leave Them Kids Alone
THE DAILY MAIL: A Middle School in Michigan is affirming a pupil’s ‘gender identity’ while hiding it from his parents.
Earlier this month staff at Richards Middle School in Fraser, Michigan, received an email from a school counsellor in preparation for the forthcoming parent and teacher meetings. The email concerned a male pupil who believes himself to be transgender.
The email instructed staff not to tell the child’s parents about his new ‘gender identity’ and to ensure they only used his ‘birth name’ and male pronouns when speaking to the pupil’s mother. However, the counsellor used female pronouns and a female name with which to refer to this pupil in the email.
Pupils in middle school in the USA are usually aged between 11 and 13.
Saturday 11th June - She Who Must Not Be Named #2
THE TIMES: Government information about the provision of free sanitary products in schools uses female-erasing ‘gender neutral’ language.
There is a 7-page document on the Department for Education website which details the provision of free menstrual care products in schools. The wording of this document refers not to ‘girls’, however, but to ‘students who menstruate’, ‘young people menstruating’ and even ‘learners who menstruate’. The words ‘girls’ and ‘women’ appear once each, both in the footnotes.
Helen Joyce, author, journalist and co-founder of Sex Matters, told the paper, “Replacing those ordinary words with ludicrous expressions . . . reduces girls to their bodily functions and increases the stigma around menstruation, making it even harder for them to navigate puberty”.
Also Today - Scotland The Knave
THE SCOTSMAN: Susan Dalgety wrote about ‘insider Scotland’; the Scottish Government’s apparent stacking of the deck in self-ID consultations.
Scotland’s Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee is currently taking evidence about the government’s reform of the 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.
However, instead of inviting a range of experts, groups and institutions to assist MSPs in scrutinising draft legislation objectively, “The Equalities Committee appear to have mostly invited their friends, or at least those who support self-ID or are in some way beholden to government.”
Self-ID will have significant implications for the analysis of data but the committee declined to hear from experts, such as Professor Alice Sullivan, who have concerns about the proposed legislation.
This week, the committee was supposedly hearing from faith groups, but it seems only Christian churches were afforded a voice. There was no sign of representatives from the Muslim or Jewish communities, some of whose members have expressed serious anxieties about self-ID.
“Increasingly, it seems that the views of the Scottish people are immaterial. All that matters are the beliefs of a tiny activist elite who are on first name terms with government ministers and backbench MSPs. It is irrelevant if their activism damages society or harms individuals…
Meanwhile, anxious teenage girls are risking infertility by being force-fed puberty blockers, homosexual boys are being persuaded they are girls because they like satin and tat, and women fear the loss of their hard-won sex-based rights and protections. Who will speak for them? Not civic Scotland it seems. They speak only for themselves.”
Also Today - Capturing The NHS
THE TELEGRAPH: A London NHS trust has been accused of favouring tender applications based on a company’s adherence to Stonewall gender doctrine.
A leading NHS trust is ranking the companies vying for its healthcare contracts more highly if they adhere to Stonewall rhetoric, a whistle-blower has told The Telegraph. The paper has seen official tender documents from Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. These documents reveal the questions being put to businesses which are applying for lucrative contracts to deliver stoma services at the trust’s hospitals.
The contract marks bidders on a scale of 0-4 based on their responses to 35 questions. Five of these questions are titled ‘Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index’ and ask about the firm’s ‘diversity and inclusion strategies’. The first question is “Are you a member of the Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index?” while another asks, “Do you have a transitioning at work policy?”
The whistle-blower, who needs to remain anonymous, told The Telegraph, “The outcome of this is the NHS might accept a tender from a company offering an inferior product or a higher price based on Stonewall membership. To put it another way the NHS is willing to compromise on patient care to promote Stonewall.”
Sunday 12th June - No Woman Left Behind? #2
THE TIMES: Ireland’s biggest business representative advocates the erasure of single-sex facilities in the workplace and says the women who protest need ‘training’.
Ibec is “Ireland’s largest lobby and business representative group” with 250 staff, six regional offices and a base in Brussels. It has just issued new advice to businesses on ‘trans-related issues’. These guidelines involve erasing female-only spaces.
“Every employee should have the right to use the bathroom/changing facility which aligns with their gender identity, regardless of the sex they were assigned at birth”, employers are told. The guidelines go on to say that it is not ‘appropriate’ to ask trans-identified staff to use ‘gender neutral’ facilities. “However, if a transitioning employee asks for access to separate facilities for privacy or safety reasons this should be taken seriously.”
Should female staff members have concerns about being forced to share toilets or changing rooms with trans-identified males, they should be sent for re-education. “Should there be concerns among other staff about the use of bathrooms/changing facilities by trans colleagues, such concerns can be addressed through training, communication and group/individual discussions led by management.”
So trans-identified males who require ‘privacy or safety’ should be afforded ‘separate facilities’ but women asking for the same consideration need ‘training’?
You will not be surprised to learn that Ibec developed these guidelines in conjunction with Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI).
That’s the TENI which didn’t file its accounts for three years and subsequently had its HSE funding suspended and whose Chair, Sara Phillips, claims to be a chartered account but does not appear on the professional register. Hardly an ideal collaborator for Ireland’s biggest business representative.
Of course, the brigade of Aunt Lydias at the National Women’s Council of Ireland (whose executive board Sara Phillips is a member of) is applauding the erasure of women’s sex-based spaces in Irish workplaces.
See you next week.