A Week in the War on Women: Monday 13th June - Sunday 19th June GOOD NEWS SUPPLEMENT
So much good news from the gender beat this week! Enjoy!
Saving The Tomboys
This month the trucks have been in Boston, Los Angeles and New York City. There is also going to be ‘mass stickering in LA and four other major US cities’ very soon.
Big Brother Browser Banned In Norway
Shinigami Eyes is a browser extension which operates as a surveillance tool targeting gender-critical accounts on social media. It has just been made illegal in Norway.
Brava to the awesome Norwegian feminists of WDI Norge who made it happen.
These Words Belong To Us
The Countess, our feminist sisters in Ireland, are launching a brilliant campaign to defend the language sacred to women.
“These are our words. We are proud to be called by them. We own them. They are our birthright. They do not belong to the state. They belong to us.”
Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, retweeted Janice Turner’s report in The Times on The Tavistock, stressing the importance of the Cass Review.
Janice Turner @VictoriaPeckhamWhat went wrong at the Tavistock child gender clinic? My report for @thetimes. https://t.co/wzX1j6WOH6
“I’m deeply concerned about the approach to gender identity services for children.”
He is also cracking down on the erasure of sex-based language on NHS websites.
Genspect’s New Initiative
Genspect has launched an excellent new initiative, Beyond Transition, “To meet the specific needs of detransitioners, as well as those who are in a more uncertain space”.
Among the vital resources it will offer are subsidised therapy sessions, free therapeutic support groups and free professional development services.
We Told You So
The Telegraph reported on a survey by More in Common which demonstrates that ‘gender critical’ views are held by most of the population.
“Women like JK Rowling have been vilified and abused. Now it's clear they speak for the majority.”
Women Won’t Wheesht
The formidable For Women Scotland organised a press conference on the protection of female sport which featured former Olympians, Mara Yamauchi and Sharron Davies.
CDF Images @cdfimagesFemale Olympians @sharrond62 & @mara_yamauchi call on the Scottish Parliament to ensure integrity of female sporting categories. @ForWomenScot @Alamy_Editorial link: https://t.co/U4JaBd19bI @thetimesscot @mikewadejourno @KieranPAndrews @hzeffman @Smyth_Chris @simon_telegraph https://t.co/sQsdn4V8xt
And they got plenty of positive press coverage.
Keep up the amazing work, sisters! It seems to be working…
Stay In Your Lane
Swimming’s world governing body, FINA, has voted to prevent trans-identified males from competing in women’s elite races.
FINA will prevent anyone who has gone through male puberty from competing in women’s swimming at an elite level. It also plans to establish an 'open' category at for trans-identifying competitors. THAT is how you do inclusivity and fairness.
Another Domino Falls
The Department for Work and Pensions has become the latest government office to leave the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme.
(Shout out to our good friend, Jo Bartosch, for breaking this story.)