When you see the misogyny being spread and brought to bear on a public figure like Jk Rowling an ardent supporter of female and trans individual’s rights. It would seem that most of the gender cult seems to think that their set of views exists in a societal vacuum as if their declarations are formed with nothing but the purest intent…

Of course, as with all male power projects, the woman hating is off the scale as woman who dare try to defend female rights and boundaries are immediately targeted with the most vile and misogynistic abuse.

Yep, no male entitlement or bigotry (n.The character or mode of thought of a bigot; obstinate and unreasonable attachment to a particular creed, opinion, practice, ritual, or party organization; excessive zeal or warmth in favor of a party, sect, or opinion; intolerance of the opinions of others.) to be found here. The abuse women receive because they will not bend the knee to the gender delusions of men illustrate how profoundly misogynistic gender ideology is.

See Glinner’s full post here.

Are women’s protections and free expression at risk in Canada?

 

A billboard expressing support for JK Rowling was removed after only one day

 

 

Chris Elston and Amy Hamm did something bold in Vancouver on the weekend.

Inspired by the recent “I (heart) JK Rowling” poster action launched by Kellie-Jay Keen (aka Posie Parker) in an Edinburgh train station, the Vancouver duo arranged for a similar billboard to be hoisted at the busy intersection of Hastings and Glen.

Since last year, JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series, has been famously supporting sex-based rights and protections for women and children by tweeting and writing about her personal experiences of domestic violence and sexual assault.

After Kellie-Jay’s Edinburgh poster was removed by the rail company, stating as its reason that it was “political” in nature, Chris got the idea that maybe such a billboard was needed in his hometown. So he self-funded the ad buy and enlisted Amy, co-founder of the GIDYVR speaker series and caWsbar, to help him organize the action.

The idea came to fruition in Vancouver on the morning of September 11. And as soon as Amy and Chris began tweeting photos of the billboard, Twitter lit up. Gender critical women and men around the globe knew exactly what this message of solidarity meant — the movement in Canada had just entered a new phase.

 

Right on cue, local gender ideology activists began immediately tweeting their protestations. Vancouver city councillor Sarah Kirby-Yung got in on the action tweeting that the billboard was meant to stoke “hate, division and exclusion.”

But anyone who’s read Rowling’s tweets and essays on the issue of gender identity ideology knows that the author has been entirely respectful of trans-identifying people. Her candid essay is about her own struggles and highlights how women and children are affected by a harmful ideology which seeks to dismiss and override our rights and protections.

Despite Amy and Chris sending a letter to the billboard company to re-assure them that their message was pro-woman and not hateful in any way, within 24 hours, Pattison Outdoor arrived to cover over the billboard, which had already been vandalized with paint balls. Almost as if by magic (or divine intervention?), however, the company’s scissor lift malfunctioned leaving the unfortunate operator aloft for over an hour before being able to complete his task.

In the end, the billboard may have been removed but this action received significant coverage both in the mainstream and alternative media — which is a major victory.

CTV News Vancouver’s coverage, however, caught our eye as it was particularly biased and unbalanced. In the news item, Tessa Vikander wrote that Rowling ‘has been outspoken about her criticisms of transgender people.” In reality, however, Rowling has never once criticized transgender people. She has expressed solidarity with anyone who is the victim of violence.

At the time of writing, Amy and Chris, along with receiving many messages of appreciation for their courage, have already received thousands of abusive comments online.

Amy tweets:

“So, Chris Elston and I could have anonymously put up a billboard in Vancouver. But we didn’t. The threats & abuse are still coming: more than 12,000 comments on my Facebook. Hundreds of abusive and threatening DMs.

My hope was to shed light on and start a conversation about the trans activist movement. Please let uninformed people in your lives know what happens to those who are *absolutely not* hateful but challenge the mainstream gender narrative. This is not normal.”

Will you stand up for women and children?

Let Vancouver City Council
and CTV know what you think.

Scroll down for sample letters.

 

Amy Hamm in Vancouver, September 11, 2020.

LIVESTREAM TONIGHT at 7 Pacific / 10 Eastern, Meghan chats with Amy Hamm about the I (heart) JK Rowling billboard action.

Who loves J K Rowling? Kellie-Jay Keen talks to Chris Elston about the Vancouver billboard.

 

ACTION:
Write to Vancouver City Council
and CTV News Vancouver

 

Sample letter to Vancouver Mayor Stewart and City Council:

Email: Kennedy.Stewart@vancouver.ca

Subject: I support JK Rowling and women’s sex-based rights and protections

Dear Mayor Stewart and Vancouver City Council,

I’m writing to express my disapproval at the JK Rowling billboard being censored by Councillor Kirby-Yung. Ms. Rowling is an important advocate for women and children, and her message is in no way hateful.

Women’s sex-based rights and protections are guaranteed by the Canadian Charter, as is freedom of expression. It’s alarming to see that a major Canadian city is attempting to suppress these fundamental rights and freedoms.

I urge you to cease violating the Charter rights of your constituents through authoritarian measures such as censorship.

Sincerely,
____________

Sample letter to CTV News Vancouver:

Email: ctvnews.caproducers@bellmedia.ca

Subject: CTV News Vancouver coverage of J.K. Rowling billboard

Dear CTV News Vancouver,

I’m writing to express my disapproval of your September 12 article “J.K. Rowling billboard condemned as transphobic and removed as advocates speak out” by Tessa Vikander.

The story does not meet your journalistic standards in that it is inaccurate, unbalanced and biased.

Specifically, Vikander writes: “Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, has been outspoken about her criticisms of transgender people and even went so far as to write an essay about her views on the topic.”

This is a completely scurrilous claim with no basis in reality.

J.K. Rowling has never spoken out against trans people and, in fact, has expressed solidarity with them and anyone who’s experienced violence. Had Vikander linked directly to Rowling’s essay your readers would have been able to learn for themselves that Rowling’s message is one of caring concern for women and children, and not a message of criticism.

I urge you to take the steps required to rectify this inaccurate, unbalanced and biased reporting.

Sincerely,

________

 

 

Help us get the word out about sex-based rights and protections.

Please forward this email to trusted friends, family and colleagues who care about the health and well-being of women and children.

 

Who We Are
Canadian Women’s Sex-Based Rights – caWsbar – is a cross-Canada, non-partisan coalition of women and male allies working together to preserve the rights and protections of women and girls, as enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Section 15).
These sex-based Charter rights and protections are currently at risk in Canadian public policy, due to confusion between sex and “gender identity or expression.”
We call on all Canadians, regardless of political or religious affiliation, to join us in standing up for women’s and girls’ fundamental sex-based rights to bodily privacy, dignity, fairness and security.

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You hate to see it, but again male entitlement and fragility win out over the concerns of women.  Apparently, this billboard is considered offensive and not allowed in the public sphere.

Of course women who continue to fight for their rights within Canadian society, are no strangers to small setbacks.  I sense this is only the beginning, as I imagine this billboard will be going up across Canada to raise awareness of how totalitarian the gender identity crowd is becoming.

 

My apologies for the slow week.  Been focused on a getting another vehicle after an accident.  Search was successful, let us celebrate with the Master.

 

 

I am hoping we do not have to learn about how bad the second wave is before it is too late.

History (Straight from Wikipedia)

Timeline

First wave of early 1918

The pandemic is conventionally marked as having begun on 4 March 1918, with the recording of the case of Albert Gitchell, an army cook at Camp Funston in Kansas, United States, despite there likely having been cases before him.[24] The disease had been observed in Haskell County in January 1918, prompting local doctor Loring Miner to warn the US Public Health Service‘s academic journal.[25] Within days, 522 men at the camp had reported sick.[26] By 11 March 1918, the virus had reached Queens, New York.[citation needed] Failure to take preventive measures in March/April was later criticised.[27]

As the US had entered World War I, the disease quickly spread from Camp Funston, a major training ground for troops of the American Expeditionary Forces, to other US Army camps and Europe, becoming an epidemic in the Midwest, East Coast, and French ports by April 1918, and reaching the Western Front by the middle of the month.[24] It then quickly spread to the rest of France, Great Britain, Italy, and Spain, and in May reached Wrocław and Odessa.[24] After the signing of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, Germany started releasing Russian prisoners of war who then brought the disease to their country.[28] It reached North Africa, India, and Japan in May, and soon after had likely gone around the world as there had been recorded cases in Southeast Asia in April.[29] In June an outbreak was reported in China.[30] After reaching Australia in July, the wave started to recede.[29]

The first wave of the flu lasted from the first quarter of 1918 and was relatively mild.[31] Mortality rates were not appreciably above normal;[32] in the United States ~75,000 flu-related deaths were reported in the first six months of 1918, compared to ~63,000 deaths during the same time period in 1915.[33] In Madrid, Spain, fewer than 1,000 people died from influenza between May and June 1918.[34] There were no reported quarantines during the first quarter of 1918. However, the first wave caused a significant disruption in the military operations of World War I, with three-quarters of French troops, half the British forces, and over 900,000 German soldiers sick.[35]

Seattle police wearing masks in December 1918

Deadly second wave of late 1918

The second wave began in the second half of August, probably spreading to Boston and Freetown, Sierra Leone by ships from Brest, where it had likely arrived with American troops or French recruits for naval training.[35] From the Boston Navy Yard and Camp Devens (later renamed Fort Devens), about 30 miles west of Boston, other U.S. military sites were soon afflicted, as were troops being transported to Europe.[36] Helped by troop movements, it spread over the next two months to all of North America, and then to Central and South America, also reaching Brazil and the Caribbean on ships.[37] From Freetown, the pandemic continued to spread through West Africa along the coast, rivers, and the colonial railways, and from railheads to more remote communities, while South Africa received it in September on ships bringing back members of the South African Native Labour Corps returning from France.[37] From there it spread around Southern Africa and beyond the Zambezi, reaching Ethiopia in November.[38] The Philadelphia Liberty Loans Parade, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 28 September 1918 to promote government bonds for World War I, resulted in 12,000 deaths after a major outbreak of the illness spread among people who had attended the parade.[39]

From Europe, the second wave swept through Russia in a southwest-northeast diagonal front, as well as being brought to Arkhangelsk by the North Russia intervention, and then spread throughout Asia following the Russian Civil War and the Trans-Siberian railway, reaching Iran (where it spread through the holy city of Mashhad), and then later India in September, as well as China and Japan in October.[40] The celebrations of the Armistice of 11 November 1918 also caused outbreaks in Lima and Nairobi, but by December the wave was mostly over.[41]

American Expeditionary Force victims of the Spanish flu at U.S. Army Camp Hospital no. 45 in Aix-les-Bains, France, in 1918

The second wave of the 1918 pandemic was much more deadly than the first. The first wave had resembled typical flu epidemics; those most at risk were the sick and elderly, while younger, healthier people recovered easily. October 1918 was the month with the highest fatality rate of the whole pandemic.[42] In the United States, ~292,000 deaths were reported between September-December 1918, compared to ~26,000 during the same time period in 1915.[33] Copenhagen reported over 60,000 deaths, Holland reported 40,000+ deaths from influenza and acute respiratory disease, Bombay reported ~15,000 deaths in a population of 1.1 million.[43] The 1918 flu pandemic in India was especially deadly, with an estimated 12.5-20 million deaths in the fall months of 1918 alone.[31]

Third wave of 1919

In January 1919, a third wave of the Spanish Flu hit Australia, where it killed 12,000 following the lifting of a maritime quarantine, and then spread quickly through Europe and the United States, where it lingered through the Spring and until June 1919.[12][44][45][41] It primarily affected Spain, Serbia, Mexico and Great Britain, resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths.[46] It was less severe than the second wave but still much more deadly than the initial first wave. In the United States, isolated outbreaks occurred in some cities including Los Angeles,[47] New York City,[48] Memphis, Nashville, San Francisco and St. Louis.[49] Overall American mortality rates were in the tens of thousands during the first six months of 1919.[50]

Fourth wave of 1920

In spring 1920, a fourth wave occurred in isolated areas including New York City,[48] Switzerland, Scandinavia,[51] and some South American islands.[52] New York City alone reported 6,374 deaths between December 1919 and April 1920, almost twice the number of the first wave in spring 1918.[48] Other U.S. cities including Detroit, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Minneapolis and St. Louis were hit particularly hard, with death rates higher than all of 1918.[53] Peru experienced a late wave in early 1920, and Japan had one from late 1919 to 1920, with the last cases in March.[54] In Europe, five countries (Spain, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Switzerland) recorded a late peak between January-April 1920.[51]

This from Rugby Canada

“Rugby Canada CEO Allen Vansen stated, “Our trans inclusion policy was written and developed by Sport, Law & Strategy Group, and is aligned with the guidance document ‘Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Participants in Canadian Sport.’ Participation in community rugby in Canada is encouraged based on the gender in which a participant identifies and is not to be subjected to requirements for disclosure of personal information beyond those required of cisgender athletes.”

Physical reality does not magically melt away because we wish it so.  Men cannot ever be women and the very notion that ‘woman’ is an idea inside a man’s head is completely sexist and offensive.

 

This policy against female safety and the sex segregation of support is completely out of touch with reality and needs to be fixed ASAP.

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