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Bill C-8 as currently written is bad news for children and the female population of Canada.

 

From the Post-Millennial:

“It is a mark of cruelty to use the law to force confused, dysphoric children and their parents to embrace the transition to a life of permanent hormone therapy, surgery and disillusion. Most dysphoric children, if granted the support and opportunity, will accept and regain comfort with their biology by the age of 18. On Twitter there are hundreds of people lamenting that they were allowed to take cross-sex hormones when they were confused and vulnerable children, brainwashed by websites like Buzzfeed and their own gender-confused culture. They ask: “Why was I allowed to do this to myself? How come no one older and wiser stopped me?” Their sorrow is palpable.

Bill C-8’s all-encompassing definition of “conversation therapy” interferes in the future happiness and lives of children. Once opposite-sex hormones have wreaked havoc on a young developing body, including causing lifelong sterility, there is no going back.

Good intentions are not enough to make for good law. Canadians appreciate the importance of helping children and teens navigate the challenges of modern social media, the hyper-sexualization in our culture, body image, sexual identity and other topics in this 21st century reality. Puberty is full of angst, confusion and turmoil for many teenagers. Canadians appreciate that compassionate, loving parents, along with medical and mental health professionals using evidence-based approaches, should not face jail time for working through these challenges. Parents and medical professionals should mobilize against the ideological and knee-jerk approach of Bill C-8.”

Thank you We The Females and CaWsbar for composing this letter to the editor regarding the malicious hi-jinks of Bill C-8.  Please take the time and and raise awareness of this important issue.

 

To the Editor:

Something worrisome is happening to gender-confused children in Canada. Every parent should know that Bill C-8, the Conversion Therapy Ban, limits opportunities for children to receive thorough psychological care. Should this bill pass, it will criminalize therapists who help children to accept their natural bodies. In the past, therapists used various methods, including waiting. They discovered that, after puberty, 85% of children became comfortable in their natural bodies, and stopped claiming to be the opposite sex. This cautious approach is now vilified as Conversion Therapy. Counsellors who treat underlying issues, such as depression, anxiety and autism, are now at risk of being charged with a crime. Endocrinologist Dr. Michael Laidlaw warns that the current experimental practice of puberty blockers followed by cross sex hormones leads to sterility. Recently the UK launched a review of this practice. Canada should also pause to think, especially considering the growing number of young people who are detransitioning and reidentifying with their birth sex. Instead of criminalizing Conversion Therapy for children with gender identity issues, we should outlaw the unethical practice of experimenting on children’s bodies. Parents should contact their MPs and tell the government to stay out of the counselling rooms of the nation.

Sincerely,
Your name, address and phone number.

Background Information for the Editor:

Bill C-8 (formerly S-202):
https://www.parl.ca/DocumentViewer/en/43-1/bill/C-8/first-reading

More information on Bill C-8 (formerly S-202):
https://wethefemales.com/action-06-stop-bill-s-202/

85% of Gender Dysphoric Children Desist
https://genderreport.ca/gender-affirming-care-is-changing-the-pathways-to-desistance/

UK Launches Review of Puberty Blockers: 35 Psychologists Resign From Gender Clinic.
https://www.womenarehuman.com/is-do-no-harm-principle-being-ignored-for-gender-questioning-children/

Endocrinologist (Dr. Michael Laidlaw)
https://youtu.be/b3T_QpR4FhUlea

 

Greetings my fellow Canadians.  I need you to take action on the the bill that is before the Canadian Parliament :Bill C-8.

Why Bill C-8 will be harmful to children and parental rights –

“Under the guise of prohibiting “conversion therapy,” Bill C-8 would make it a criminal offence for parents to help their own gender-confused children find peace in accepting their biological gender.The Liberal government’s proposed legislation, introduced as a First Reading on March 9, defines “conversion therapy” as “a practice, treatment or service designed to change a person’s sexual orientation to heterosexual or gender identity to cisgender, or to repress or reduce non-heterosexual attraction or sexual behaviour.”

This proposed House of Commons legislation has the same major flaws that the Senate’s Bill S-202 had, as I argued in 2019. Under C-8, parents could spend up to five years in jail for trying to help their son accept himself as a boy, or for helping their daughter to accept herself as a girl. Bill C-8 also would impose prison terms up to five years for doctors, counsellors, psychiatrists, psychologists and other paid professionals whose treatment for gender confusion departs from politically correct orthodoxy. Parents would be punished if they do anything other than encourage a confused child to “transition” to the opposite gender. Transitioning is an extreme form of intervention that includes taking puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and undergoing permanent surgical sterilization, including the removal of healthy organs such as breasts and testicles.

Bill C-8’s preamble denounces as “myth” that a person’s “gender identity” can and ought to be changed. This ignores reality. Many people – especially some minors – do experience change in their gender identity. Confusion during puberty later resolves in favour of their biological sex. Bill C-8 ignores the leading work of Dr. Kenneth J. Zucker, who for many years was psychologist-in-chief at Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and headed up its Gender Identity Service. An international authority on gender dysphoria in children and adolescents, he and Dr. Susan Bradley helped hundreds of children integrate their gender identity with their biological reality, saving them from a lifetime of dependency on cross-sex hormones. Their work demonstrates that with appropriate therapy and encouragement, the vast majority of gender-confused children come to accept their bodies by the time they reach the age of 18.

“Transitioning” is not the panacea Bill C-8 makes it out to be. For example, a 2011 comprehensive study shows that post-surgery transgender people in Sweden commit suicide at a rate 19 times higher than the national average. Bill C-8 further ignores the rapidly growing number of deeply unhappy and disillusioned people who have “transitioned” genders and are now “detransitioning” back to their biological sex.

If Bill C-8 becomes law, it appears that the only legal treatment available to Canadian youth who struggle with their gender identity will be “transitioning” toward the opposite gender: puberty blockers, opposite-sex hormone injections, and eventually gender-reassignment surgery. The law’s definition of “conversion therapy” still allows for “a practice, treatment or service that relates to a person’s exploration of their identity or to its development,” so there may be some wiggle room. But C-8’s clear prohibition on changing “gender identity” to conform to biological reality, combined with C-8’s preamble declaring that gender identity should never be changed, means that counselling to help a child accept biological reality becomes practically illegal.”

 

Contact your MP right away and outline your concerns.  I’ve talked with my fellow blogger Tildeb and he has given me (and you permission) to use the form of his letter to raise your concerns to your MP.   Thank you Tildeb for your contributions in the struggle for a rational approach to gender ideology and safeguarding female rights, boundaries, and safety.

 

 

“I am gravely concerned about the inclusion of gender in this proposed Bill [C-8] that criminalizes conversion therapy.

Gender-based scientific research is starkly insufficient and lacking biological knowledge compared to sex-based research. Sex-base research is currently under attack by gender identity ideologues driving researchers out of the field and closing facilities offered by universities. I have grounds to properly fear that this well-intended inclusion in this Bill will be successfully used by gender identity ideologues and activists to threaten those who criticize the role of gender identity as it now stands, criticism like questioning the safety of female inmates from sexual assault by fully intact male inmates – some who have killed children – identifying as women (a deplorable allowance that is currently in place by misguided federal policy), criticism of male encroachment into female spaces like rape centers and domestic abuse shelters whose public funding is stopped when they deny fully intact males from admission, criticism of the encroachment of fully intact males into dominating female sports and using a convenient switch in gender identity to gain the financial rewards and professional advancements from competition, criticism of fully intact males bullying and driving out of business those who provide female only services like waxing. And the list goes on and on and on. You’ve heard these cases. You stay silent in public but surely you must say something in caucus!

By inserting gender identity into outlawing conversion therapy – an unsuccessful therapy intended to alter biologically driven sexual preference for same sex to the opposite sex which sex-based research shows us is both harmful and ineffective – you are enabling ideologues of gender identity politics to not just displace females from female safe spaces with the permission of the legal code (gender advocates can threaten anyone who disagrees with legal censure under this proposed Bill) but gain special access to influence and direct prepubescent children to begin physiological and chemical therapy – in many jurisdictions without the consent or even knowledge of parents – whenever the child indicates any gender questioning – by threatening legal censure of anyone who dares to intervene… including parents!

This Bill is a green light for those who wish to advance gender identity over, and in place of, compelling sex-based scientific research and psychiatric best practices such as Watchful Waiting. The science is being driven underground while the ideology is becoming law!

Why so many politicians agree with these ideologues that biology magically ends at the neck and gender identity takes over, is a modern mystery but by enabling gender ideologues the legal power to suppress criticism in the name of either hate speech or partaking of illegal conversion therapy is a legal and ethical travesty waiting to happen, a travesty any academic who investigates this issue with an open mind and concern for what is true in reality should not endorse.

Please seriously reconsider the inclusion of gender in this Bill.”

After losing $34,312 CAD in annual municipal funding, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter (VRR) say they have no plans to change or scale back their services or public education. The organization will rely on donations to make up for their budget shortfall.

On February 26, Vancouver City Council unanimously voted to strip grant funding from VRR. The annual grant from the city only represented a small portion of VRR’s budget and was allocated to public education and outreach.

A year ago, the council agreed to maintain funding for 2019, but threatened to rescind the grant should the organization refuse to change its policy (protected by law) and allow males who self-identify as women to access their rape crisis services and shelter. VRR refused to buckle, instead maintaining a commitment to women’s safety and liberation via their sex-segregated services. The council claimed that VRR’s female-only policy violates their grant eligibility criteria, which protects “gender identities,” but not “sex,” as characteristics requiring accommodation.

In an email, Karla Gjini, a VRR collective member, said the organization will “work hard” to make up for their new shortfall. “While we’re feeling disappointed by the decision, we’re also so, so encouraged and comforted by those who spoke out and wrote letters in support of our work, and in support of women,” she told me.”

 

The VRR will not bend the knee to gender delusional men and will keep the female only safe space open.

“In the meantime, VRR plans to host their annual fundraiser walk-a-thon on June 7. “It’s a great community event with live music and a free picnic, and anyone can make a team and ask for pledges. We’re hoping for a great, big turnout to help make up some of the money,” said Gjini.

Many prominent feminists and allies have publicly offered support for VRR. Julie Bindel, UK journalist and feminist, announced plans for a pop-up restaurant in London to raise funds. Donations to VRR can also be made online.

Vancouver Rape Relief and Shelter will surely (and maddeningly) face continued backlash from trans activists determined to infiltrate or destroy women-only spaces. The women of VRR, however, are clearly up to the task.”

Help women out, donate now.

 

I want to discuss UN Women and the hypocrisy that is scattered all over their website and within their principles….

via UN Women…we need to talk — REAL for women

“A response to my Leftie friend who agrees with my criticisms of gender identity ideology & politics but is too afraid to say so openly for fear of losing his “woke” Leftie and transgender friends. – By Priya Reddy

Thanks for sharing your concerns as one of the few leftie friends I have who had the courage to be honest about these controversial and conflicting issues. I appreciate your encouragement. Some leftie friends have told me privately they support my posts but can’t like, comment or share them. They’re also too afraid too.

Fear… should be a red flag. What are you afraid of exactly? Losing your friends? I understand that’s a strong disincentive to speaking up, but ultimately it’s your own conscience you have to answer to.  I’ve lost some friends over these issues over the years… and yes that can be hurtful but I’m more worried about losing my basic human rights and far more concerned about this unprecedented backlash to feminism and frontal attack on sex based legal rights for females, as well as on scientific integrity, freedom of speech, our fundamental Constitutional principles and protections, and even on objectivity itself.  The totality of which has serious human rights impacts, political and totalitarian implications.

By the way, we are not discussing individuals or your transgender friends or mine for that matter. We are discussing ideology, and it’s political implications. Any and every ideology can be subject to critical thinking.  Gender identity ideology is not above criticism.   No ideology, religion, belief system is above examination – not even feminisms as there appears to be varying interpretations of feminism.   If you have been following my posts then you would know that transgender political discourse is extremely misogynistic and often violently so towards women for even acknowledging biological facts or their social relevance and political implications.  I’ve posted many articles about political extremism in the gender identity movement so you should know that it is now unfortunately dominated by MRA (alt Right Men’s Rights Activists) ..who hate women so much they use hate speech to vilify non compliant women as “terfs” and threaten to beat and kill “terfs” who dare to assert their own ideas or boundaries.  Nothing “woke” about that is there?

I refuse to normalize this injustice or any other injustice on any issue. I don’t care whether my stance is popular or not. Facts are facts whether they are popular or not. The truth is more important than peer approval or group think. Facts are more important than feelings.

The Right recognizes female biology but seeks to control and criminalize it. The Left denies the material fact of the female sex altogether and also seeks to define its parameters.  Neither approach is respectful or helpful to the female sex and both pose a significant threat to women’s hard won rights.  That’s not acceptable. Enemies of women are not my friends. There’s nothing friendly about being complicit in this unprecedented assault on women’s rights. That’s like being silent about racist aggression which also makes one complicit with abuse.

Normalizing Leftist collusion and complicity with a violently hateful misogynistic fascistic movement is sheer cowardice and a drastic moral/ethical/political compromise I would never make.  It’s ironic that I’ve been accused of vilifying the Left.. when the social scene you have described is exactly what I was referring to when I said contemporary “woke” identarian Left… or the postmodern queer theory indoctrinated academic Left… which now dominates nearly all politically Left identified groups with few exceptions.   Making that self evident observation is not “vilifying” the Left. The liberal left has shown us they they are unwilling to think rationally, critically or fairly about these issues. Rather, the Left has revealed a strong preference for dogma, irrational pseudo religious, unscientific beliefs and vicious authoritarian tendencies, as well as an ugly virulent misogyny.

Any political ideology or culture that requires us to be silent and afraid instead of aligned with our own secular rational ethical principles – is seriously problematic…. and should be vigorously questioned.  Am I afraid of hurting people’s feelings? Does saying “the earth is round” hurt the feelings of flat earthers? Maybe… but why would I give a fuck? I’m not afraid to hurt the Patriarchy’s feelings either… regardless of what new form Patriarchy assumes, or how it rebrands itself as a “woke” radical leftist civil rights breakthrough.

I personally don’t find cowardice, nihilism, cultish irrationality, misogyny, science denialism, and violent totalitarian tendencies combined with sheer unadulterated stupidity… to be attractive qualities. I would not be comfortable around people like that no matter how artsy and clever they were.   Being a useless morally corrupted ethical failure is a buzzkill for me I guess.

That’s why I avoid most Left, Anarchist or radical events unless it’s specific to an issue like torture, war, climate change, Palestine, Police brutality, etc. for example.   I just can’t trust anyone who shows signs of being indoctrinated and possibly fascistic.

A recent example would be the defunding of the Vancouver Rape Shelter for maintaining a female only space, though they referred transgender identified makes to other shelters. This female safe space for victims of trauma was harassed, targeted, and threatened by transgender extremists and finally defunded by the city with capitulated to pressure from transgender extremists.  Just ask yourself… what kind of psychotic fascist piece of shit feels entitled to threaten a rape shelter for women victimized by male violence, who have absolutely no where else to go?

These vulnerable often penniless women are not privileged graduates with degrees in gender studies (Post modernist queer theory is the academic origin of gender identity ideology) ..as these traumatized women are the victims of gender identity ideology and its advocates and supporters. They can’t simply “identify” their way out of being female rape victims or negate the threat of male violence by identifying as men.

You know why the article below is from a Conservative magazine? Because the liberal/Left press and media outlets has chosen to ignore the dark ugly side of gender identity ideology and transgender politics.  How can anyone respect such shameful pathetic cowardice? The liberal & “progressive” media are fully complicit with a misogynistic ideology that has now metastasized into violent extremism and even domestic terrorism as transgender extremists target women with violence much the way anti choice extremists on the Right threaten non compliant women with violence.

How could the sane, rational and ethical among us (regardless of where we see ourselves on the political spectrum) … legitimate or even tolerate these horrid alarming developments? As the old saying goes, “if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.”   We have lost our fear, refuse to be bullied and don’t give a fuck about hurting the enemy’s feelings. In fact we plan to cut off the enemy’s head (not like physically… but metaphorically…) just like Uma Thurman’s determined character did in my favorite film, Kill Bill Vol. I. as she sliced her way through her opposition.

We the people, will collectively continue to resist this morally degenerate slide into the abyss of totalitarianism at any cost and also leave a figurative trail of bodies in our wake.”

 

 

From the National Review, the article Priya Reddy menions –

“Despite boycotts, threats, and a slaughtered rat nailed to its front door, this Canadian women’s shelter soldiers on.  

This week, staff of the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter (VRRWS) in British Columbia found messages such as “Kill TERFS,” “F*** TERFS,” and — what else? — “Trans women are women” scrawled across their windows and walls. (“TERF,” for “trans-exclusionary radical feminist,” is a generally derogatory term for feminists who do not believe certain things about transgenderism.) This is not the first time something like this has happened. Three weeks ago, a woman seeking the shelter’s services was alarmed to find a dead rat nailed to the front door.

“The women who come to our support groups are rape victims and battered women,” says Hilla Kerner, VRRWS’s spokeswoman, who has worked at the shelter for 14 years. “One of them said to me, ‘Haven’t we suffered enough?’”

Kerner spoke to me by phone, explaining that though the staff at the shelter called the non-emergency law-enforcement line to report the vandalism, they think it unlikely, or rather “mission impossible,” that they’ll find the culprit. In any case, they have bigger and more important things to worry about, such as operating their 24-hour crisis line and helping to shelter women escaping domestic violence and prostitution. Indeed, it is striking that — unlike many trans activists — Kerner draws a distinction between language and behavior:

We deal with real violence and physical violence, so I don’t want to blur the real threat on women’s lives and real dangers to women’s safety [with] abusive and intimidating language . . . This is not the same level of threatened violence.

Founded in 1973, VRRWS is the oldest rape-relief center in Canada. Their staff is a collective made up of 20 women who serve around 1,200 women every year. Some of the staff are paid, others are volunteers, but they all do a lot of voluntary work. “Because you cannot change the world Monday to Friday, 9 to 5,” Kerner explains. “It’s a full-time life.”

VRRWS’s mission is inspired by feminist philosophy. Specifically, by the belief that women — meaning the female sex — are born into an oppressed class. This is why their peer-support groups and housing programs are reserved for those who are “born female” and who therefore have “shared experience.” Beyond sex-based services, VRRWS’s staff are generally happy to assist people of both sexes and all gender identities insofar as they can. For instance, Kerner recalls an instance when “someone called and said they were a transgender woman — which means they were born male — and we made sure that they were safe.”

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