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Aug. 14, 2019, 4:18 a.m.
Transgender MPs Are Over-Represented in Thai Parliament
As Thai women struggle to establish a foothold in the politics of a nation that ranks among the worst in the world for sex parity in government leadership, news outlets in the West are cheering on the progressiveness of men attaining political positions while wearing culturally feminine attire and the label “women” as their identity. “Earrings, neat make-up, Tanwarin, one of Thailand’s first two transsexual deputies, walks through the alleys of the Parliament dressed as a woman. A revolution in the kingdom,” LePetitJournal.com drools enthusiastically in an article announcing the entry of four transgender politicians – three of whom have not “been operated on” – into Parliament. The United Nations latest ranking of Women in Politics found Thailand at place 181 of 192 nations, among the worst. While Thailand’s population is 51 percent female, World Bank data shows that women currently comprise just five percent of seats in the nation’s Parliament.
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Aug. 9, 2019, 5:57 a.m.
Next Scottish census in 2021 will stick with binary sex question
The next Scottish census in 2021 will stick with a male/female sex question, after the body responsible backtracked on its controversial proposal to include a third option. The decision by National Records of Scotland to maintain a binary formulation was confirmed for the Scottish government by Fiona Hyslop, the minister for culture, tourism and external affairs. Holyrood must now vote on the proposal, but this is considered a formality. The Equality Network, which campaigns for LGBT rights in Scotland, had argued for a third option to the sex question, ideally offering a write-in box for individuals to define themselves using the terminology they prefer.
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Aug. 4, 2019, 5:35 p.m.
What is a Woman and Who Gets to Tell Her-Story?
What is a Woman and Who Gets to Tell Her-Story? Censorship, Dissention & Disruption at the People’s History Museum. Manchester People’s History museum attracted a rather more raucous crowd than its usual weekend visitors on Saturday afternoon, as two groups of protestors set up outside its entrance, complete with megaphones, banners, signs and flyers. On the side on which I stood, around a dozen other women, young and old, gathered with me, dressed in T-shirts bearing the messages, ‘Women Will Not Submit,’ and ‘Woman: Adult Human Female’ under suffragette style sashes. Our banner and signs proclaimed, ‘Women’s Rights Matter,’ ‘Manchester People’s History Museum Censors Women,’ and ‘Manchester People’s History Museum: Stop Erasing Women’s History!’
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Aug. 2, 2019, 5:56 p.m.
Biology trumps gender identity, says IAAF
Athletics' governing body said "biology has to trump gender identity" after welcoming the decision to permit restrictions in testosterone levels of female runners. Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya twice appealed against the new International Association of Athletics Federations rule that prevents her from running the 800m without medication. A Swiss court suspended the ruling which has now been lifted, though Semenya said she will not defend her 800m world title this year. The IAAF said competitors now have "parity and clarity" before the championships in Doha, which begin on 28 September. The ruling, which took effect on 8 May 2019, means those with differences of sexual development (DSD) must either take testosterone-reducing medication in order to compete in track events from 400m to the mile or change to another distance.
Aug. 2, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
‘Puberty is not a disease’: Italian council moves to ban gender-bending drugs for kids
The regional council of Friuli Venezia Giulia, an autonomous region in northeastern Italy, approved a motion calling on the national government to prohibit so-called puberty-blocking drugs used in so-called reassignment treatment for gender-confused children. In a July 17 move by a center-right majority led by the League party, the Friuli Venezia Giulia regional council approved a motion calling on Italy’s national government to prohibit the prescription of drugs that prevent normal sexual development of adolescents.
July 25, 2019, 11:23 a.m.
Men who identify as women may fill the 14.29% Bangladeshi parliament seats reserved for women
The Bangladesh parliament is comprised of 350 seats. Of these seats, 50 have been reserved for women since 2010, in an attempt to increase the representation of women in politics. In December 2018, Bangladesh’s parliament saw the highest number of women to be directly elected to the Lower House – though skepticism remained about the level of influence female members of parliament would actually have in a nation with staunchly patriarchal values. Less than two months after an election result that women greeted with cautious optimism, it has been announced that biologically male transgender-identified people will be permitted to take seats allotted to women.
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July 22, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
World's first transgender footballer 'proud' to be home for Pacific Games
American Samoa's Jaiyah Saelua made headline in 2011 when she became the first transgender footballer to play in a FIFA men's world cup qualifying match. After a break from the international sporting stage, she is back in action at the Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games, where her side are making headlines themselves.
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July 18, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Women warned you: Yaniv’s human rights case is the inevitable result of gender identity ideology
Women warned the media, politicians, activists, and the public about the repercussions of gender identity ideology and legislation, and now that those repercussions are being played out in real time, those warned remain silent. Oddly, the entire queer movement, the left, and all of mainstream media have been politely ignoring the absolute shit show that has been taking place at the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal this month. Oddly, journalists covering the queer beat have declined to do their jobs, despite the fact that these hearings are only taking place because of the strides the queer movement has made in its fight to make gender identity ideology law. Oddly, those who are incredibly concerned about “despicable” women who dare discuss the implications of allowing men to self-identify as women have not managed to find time to comment on an individual who filed human rights complaints against 16 women for refusing to wax his genitalia, claiming this constitutes discrimination based on
By: Meghan Murphy
July 17, 2019, 9:42 p.m.
En pleno siglo XXI los derechos ganados por las mujeres en disputa
Hace unos días, Mujeres por la Abolición lograron reunir 1,000 firmas en sólo 24 horas, en defensa del feminismo y de las ponentes de la Escuela Rosario Acuña, que han defendido en Gijón la teoría y recorrido del feminismo, como una lucha cuyo sujeto son las mujeres. Al mismo tiempo, recibí una declaración de la organización WHRC sobre los derechos de la mujer basados en el sexo, quienes, a su vez, a través del link https://www.womensdeclaration.com/, están buscando firmas para la reafirmación de los derechos basados en el sexo de las mujeres, incluidos los derechos de las mujeres a la integridad física y reproductiva, y la eliminación de todas las formas de discriminación contra mujeres y niñas que resultan de la sustitución de la categoría de sexo por la de «identidad de género» y de la maternidad “subrogada” y otras prácticas relacionadas.
By: Teresa C. Ulloa Ziáurriz