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5:30 pm, January 31st, 2023 - 8 comments
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Daily review is also your post.
This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.
The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).
Don’t forget to be kind to each other …
Perhaps the government should look at a nationwide body to provide support (technical expertise) to provincial/regional councils (excluding the major centres and others who choose not to participate) that have partnership arrangements with local iwi (this to focus on improving drinking water quality, wastewater and stormwater in those areas outside of the major Pakeha settlements of the 19thC).
and just like that the central pillar of the edifice of gender ideology crumbles.
Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister in Scotland and leader of the SNP, championed gender self ID and pushed through the law there despite concerns. She called gender critical feminists raising those concerns bigots.
Self-ID means that any man can say they are a woman at any time and then should be treated as such. She was told, she didn't listen.
Now she is confronted with the problem of convicted rapists using self-ID to gain access to women's prisons, with two very high profile cases in the past week. Trans women are women, except when they are not. Finally.
Well done this journo for asking the questions. She can't/won't answer because if she was truthful the whole thing would fall over, and she would be branded a transphobe and bigot.
Look at the retweet, quote tweet and likes numbers. And 3.3 million views.
Why do women in prison deserve greater protection than others … the obvious move it to ban self ID for those who have committed crimes of violence against women. This would still allow them to go a process (as before self ID) which in their case would also include rehabilitation.
It's not a matter of greater, it's a matter of understanding the reality of biological sex. eg women and men can be raped, but only women can get pregnant. Only men rape (women can commit sexual assaults, but rape is a specifically male crime).
All people deserve to be safe from violence, including trans women and other males. The solution here is to change how we imprison men. Prisons, especially men's prisons, are brutality personified. It doesn't have to be like that.
this is an argument that says we will protect women from known rapists, but we won't protect them from the men that haven't been caught, charged, tried and convicted yet. Do you know how many rapes there are that don't go to court? The solution is to have sex segregated prisons, rather than trying to solve the problems that trans women have by removing women's rights.
Highly emotive was probably not the best choice of words when it's been women yelling about this for years.
The threat is from males, whatever their gender identity. And yes, there is an inherent threat, that's why we have sex segregated spaces. This doesn't mean all men are dangerous. It means that women can't necessarily tell in advance which ones are.
I don't think trans women pose any more of a threat to women than men. I'm not convinced that they pose any less and the idea that being trans removes male pattern violence isn't born out by evidence as far as I can see.
Perhaps, she was clearly in that burnt out zone that makes returning to a job something to reconsider, then
1. there were threats to her while she was in private time mode with family
2. a future with limited interface with public as PM, or when campaigning, because of perceived security risk
3. noting that the global right had made her a hate figure and financed locals to agitate against her domestically
4. an awareness that Labour might be able to promote itself as the better governance regime option 2023-2026 with new leadership (her no longer being a lightning rod for division and contention over pandemic response/social media campaign beat ups etc).