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Feb. 12, 2020, 6:07 p.m.
Transgender student withdraws from Sookmyung Women’s University
A transgender student, the first to gain admission to a women-only university in South Korea, has decided not to attend due to massive opposition from other students, according to media reports Friday. “I withdrew my admission, because of growing fears on voices of opposition,” she told Yonhap News. She also wrote in an online community Friday afternoon, the last day to accept the offer, after withdrawing. “I was scared of the recent situation. I was afraid of the words and actions of those people, who were not allowing me to achieve my hopes, not even the slightest bit,” she said. The 22-year-old transgender woman, who wished to remain anonymous, received an offer of admission from Sookmyung Women’s University’s law department last week, becoming the first transgender student to be admitted to a women-only university in Korea.
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Jan. 31, 2020, 6:47 p.m.
NPO1 Radio debate about the transgender law
Caroline Franssen wrote an opinion article for Trouw about the clash between trans rights and women's rights. She debates with transwomen Sophie Schers and Nora Uitterlinden, both from Transgender Network Nederland. The debate was at NPO1 on January 28th 2020
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Jan. 28, 2020, 11:46 p.m.
Wijziging Transgenderwet brengt de veiligheid van vrouwen in gevaar
Minister Dekker van rechtsbescherming is van plan de Transgenderwet voor een tweede keer aan te passen. Hij wil dat iedereen voortaan zelf zijn geslacht mag bepalen, zonder artsenverklaring. Ooit kon je alleen op je geboorteakte van geslacht veranderen als je gesteriliseerd en ‘geopereerd’ was. In 2014 zijn die eisen al uit de wet gehaald. Dekker wil nu ook de doktersverklaring schrappen. Dat lijkt een fijne oplossing voor transgenders. Maar de consequentie is een fundamentele aantasting van rechten van vrouwen. Ik snap dat mensen zich onprettig kunnen voelen in hun sekse en liever de rol van het andere geslacht willen leven. Dat verandert hun geslacht echter niet. Emile Ratelband mocht zijn leeftijd op zijn paspoort niet veranderen omdat hij zich ‘jonger voelde’. Waarom zou het ‘gevoel dat een man zich mentaal vrouw voelt’, wel zwaarder wegen dan de materiële werkelijkheid?
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Jan. 28, 2020, 5:20 a.m.
‘Her penis’ and other facts we all should know
If you believe that there are only two sexes, male and female, you may well be a bigot. And if you choose to express that belief on social media you deserve to be fired. This is the upshot of a ruling in December 2019, which was heralded as a victory for equality by transgender activists. The case in question centred on consultant Maya Forstater, whose contract at the think tank Centre for Global Development (CGD) was not renewed after she expressed such views on social media. Forstater took CGD to an employment tribunal on the basis that her “gender critical” beliefs should receive protection under the law. She lost. Defending her stance, Forstater explained: “Fundamentally I believe in fairness and equality. I do not harbour any ill-feeling towards people who identify as transgender or transsexual, I simply think it is important not to forget about the power dynamics between men and women in society.
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Jan. 19, 2020, 8:20 p.m.
Why won't the Liberal government make its Gender Based Analysis public?
Our prime minister is a proud feminist, a zealous champion in the protection of women’s rights. With that objective in mind, Justin Trudeau decreed early in his tenure that all new policies by his government would thenceforth include a Gender Based Analysis (GBA) to assess their impact on women. Bill C-16, informally known as the “Transgender Rights Bill,” was proposed in the summer of 2016 and rushed to passage in May 2017. C-16 added the terms “gender identity” and “gender expression” to the Canadian Human Rights Act and to our Criminal Code. It wasn’t long before sharp-eyed observers expressed strong misgivings about C-16’s shortcomings and potential for harm to biological women.
Jan. 10, 2020, 11:38 p.m.
Transgender homicide rate 'remarkably low' despite cries of 'national epidemic'
Calls to combat a purported epidemic of killings targeting transgender people, especially women of color, are rising, even though U.S. data indicates that people who identify as members of the opposite sex are less likely to end up as homicide victims than their non-transgender counterparts. Kentucky State University associate professor Wilfred Reilly found that the 2017 homicide death rate for transgender people was about 1.48 per 100,000, less than a third of the overall murder rate of about 5 per 100,000 and a fraction of the rate for men in general (6.68) or black people (18.8).
Jan. 10, 2020, 11:34 p.m.
Detransitioners are living proof the practices surrounding ‘trans kids’ need be questioned
On November 30th, 2019, over 200 attendees packed inside a secret location in the centre of Manchester to attend the first-ever forum of its kind. The sold-out event, “Detransition: The Elephant in the Room,” signified the official launch of the The Detransition Advocacy Network (TDAN), and was organized by local independent feminist collective, Make More Noise, and Charlie Evans, a detransitioner and a co-founder of TDAN. The event consisted of two panels: the first featured medical experts discussing their expertise and insight into gender reassignment services, and the second was made up of desisting young women who have been ostracized in this new age of blind gender ideology acceptance. The two-hour long discussion was opened by the testimonies of two anonymous female-to-male (FTM) detransitioners. They called for better support for desisting individuals and agreed that physical transition is not always the perfect solution to dealing with debilitating gender dysphoria.
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Jan. 2, 2020, 5:20 p.m.
UN Women to Replace “Women” with “Gender”
The UN agency for women announced it is no longer focused on women’s rights but rather “equality of all genders,” including LGBTIQ+. The announcement came at a UN event called “Gender Diversity Beyond Binaries.” UN Women Executive Director Mfuzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said, “We cannot talk about ‘leaving no one behind’ without LBGQTI+,” that panel moderator Imara Jones defined as lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, questioning or queer, intersex, pan sexual, gender non-conforming, nonbinary, and “the full range of gender diversities that exist.” Mlambo-Ngcuka claimed “sexual orientation and gender identity” are core values of the Sustainable Development Goals, signaling that billions in aid meant for women may be redirected if UN agencies take it upon themselves to redefine the internationally-agreed goal of “gender equality” away from women’s rights. Mlambo-Ngcuka said, “we push the envelope every day” on what constitutes “human rights and fundamental freedoms.” UN member Stat
Dec. 16, 2019, 7:44 a.m.
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Deze site is - ter ondersteuning van de petitie vrouwenrecht en veiligheid, geboorteakte niet makkelijk wijzigen. - ter ondersteuning van ‘gender-kritische’ reacties op de internetconsultatie van de overheid rond de aanpassing van de ‘transgenderwet’, inclusief voorbeeldbrieven - ter ondersteuning van de internationale verklaring van de rechten van de vrouw De minister wil het eenvoudiger te maken om van geslacht te veranderen. Hij doet daarom een voorstel om het mogelijk te maken dat iedereen die van geslacht wil veranderen naar het stadhuis gaan en zijn of haar geslacht laten veranderen. Een man met zijn klokkenspel intact, een baard en mannenkleren kan dan met een pennenstreek zichzelf in vrouw veranderen en vanaf dat moment eisen dat hij door iedereen gezien wordt als vrouw. En toegelaten wordt tot domeinen van vrouwen.
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