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Other news media are now commenting on the insular nature of American media.  Douglas Murray remarks about the obfuscation of language in the middle segment, rightly observing that the supposed left wing media in the US is busy erasing the term ‘woman’ from its vocabulary.

Hint – There is no liberation value to removing the category female people use to describe themselves.

 

The bitter partisan environment that dominates US politics is coming here. Three examples are have been captured and posted to Twitter – here the ‘freedom rallies’ exhibit hostility toward media crews on the ground who are there covering the event.

These two incidents may not be typical of the all the protests but I think are indicative of the misplaced skepticism and vilification of established news media sources that is becoming normalized in Canadian society.

I am not endorsing less media awareness or less critical thinking, on the contrary, triangulating news events and stories is vital for a more comprehensive grasp of the issues at hand. But this isn’t what is happening. It is outright hatred and physical violence against media outlets perceived not to be the home team.

These sorts of actions are not acceptable in Canadian society.

This from CBC Kamloops.  A nice bit of female erasure to start your day.

 

It would seem our national news broadcaster has mysteriously misplaced the common knowledge that only women have the capacity to be pregnant.  This is blatant female erasure from the public sphere, and it must be stopped.

Please follow the link back to the article and report a typo in the headline and correct the headline so it matches the reality we all share.

Thank you.

 

 

Did you need to see an example of extreme gender ideological bias in the Canadian News Media? Check out “Rights aren’t a Competition” over at CTV news.  Yikes.  Anyways, here is my letter to the producers and CTV news regarding the atrocity that is that article.

 

“To the producers of the “Rise of Anti-Trans Hate”.

Were any professional journalists involved in writing this piece? What I see represented in this article is a biased interpretation of the struggle for female rights, boundaries, and safety in Canada.

Journalism should be about presenting issues for public consumption that allow people to see the complexity and nuance of said issue and then make an informed decision. The opposing side – Women aka adult human females – are not given a voice, nor is their position charitably disclosed.

(from the article)

Adrienne Smith, a trans non-binary social justice lawyer in Vancouver, said there is no threat to women’s groups by including trans, two-spirit, non-binary and gender non-conforming people.”

You know who might have an opinion about this? – Women. The Vancouver Women’s Rape Relief Shelter (https://rapereliefshelter.bc.ca/) might be a place to start, as they are on the front-line of this conflict of rights having been defunded by the city of Vancouver (at the behest of similar transgender ideologues) because they do not allow MEN into a women’s rape shelter.

Of course there are ‘no threats’ to women and women’s groups if you don’t look. If doing proper journalism one might have the expectation of doing the smallest of amount of due diligence in getting the other side of the story.

“The ideas aren’t necessarily new, but the difference is, I think a lot of TERFs […]”

Did you know that Terf is slur used to shame and silence women attempt to defend their rights, boundaries, and safety? Again, this article makes no attempt to charitably examine the position of the women defending their sex based rights as defined in the Canadian Charter of rights.

One Canadian group claims that accepting trans people in “sex-segregated” spaces would be dangerous. For TERFs, this means not allowing trans people to use bathrooms and change rooms that align with their gender, not allowing them to access shelters based on their gender for unfounded fear that they will prey on women and girls using these spaces. “

You mean unfounded fears like males, while in female prisons, sexually assaulting female prisoners?

“CA — Kitchener, Ontario. On August 19, 2020, Heather Mason, former Canadian federal prisoner and advocate for women in prison, posted on Facebook that a trans prisoner called Sam had been charged with sexually assaulting a woman at Grand Valley Institute (GVI) for Women.” –

Now rapists are pretending to be women to go to women’s jail. Rapists are inside our women’s jail raping our women. Men are using this loophole to access already vulnerable women who have no voice or platform to speak from. Our government is setting up women to be sexually assaulted by these male rapists…Men are raping women inside our prisons right now. I know this. Allowing these goof men inside our prison for women concerns me. But you are all concerned that these men’s feelings are being hurt when we all say they are not a real woman. We are not the same.”

Transgender Inmate Charged with Sexual Assault at a Women’s Prison

So, I think reasonable people would agree that “unfounded fears[s]” is a factually incorrect statement, one that should not be in the public record, as it serves the function of erasing female concerns about their rights and safety in Canadian society.

The article deserves a full Fisking because how unprofessional it is. The blatant disregard for reporting the most basic of relevant facts, the omnipresent gender ideological prism, and the utter lack of charitable treatment for the women (and women’s groups) holding positions contrary to gender ideology.

A correction, a retraction, or a rebuttal piece is required at this point in time to apologize for and correct the dire example of the journalism on display.”

Just in the market for a newspaper subscription when I looked at the two papers available in my hometown.

Yeah. I look forward to the radically different points of view available from these subsidiaries of the same news corporation…

This is an example of what happens when a society loses its base set of common values.  Healthcare professionals are leaving or being chased out of small rural communities because they are espousing the evidenced based protocols (wearing a mask) that are based on the best available medical knowledge during a pandemic.

Living in Canada we are not immune to segments of society that have been inoculated against evidence based medicine – witness the anti-mask rallies being held in my home province.  But, as in most cases, the United States is well ahead of us in terms of committing to stupid actions based on political ideology rather than empirical fact.   (Although we’ve gone off the rails with bullshit laws and pending laws like bill C-16 and bill C-6 {8} ), those are another post)

 

The virus infecting thousands of Americans a day is also attacking the country’s social fabric. The coronavirus has exposed a weakness in many rural communities, where divisive pandemic politics are alienating some of their most critical residents — health care workers.

“The values of hard work, the value of community, taking care of your neighbor, that’s what small towns shout from the rooftops, this is what we’re good at. We are salt of the earth people who care about each other,” Darnauer says. “And here I am saying, then wear a mask because that protects your precious neighbor.”

But Darnauer’s medical advice and moral admonition were met with contempt from some of her friends, neighbors and patients. People who had routinely buttonholed her for quick medical advice at church and kids’ ballgames were suddenly treating her as the enemy and regarding her professional opinion as suspect and offensive.

[…]

“Hard things should bring us together,” Darnauer says. “And instead, this hard thing has driven a wedge between us.”

That wedge is splitting off health care workers from communities that desperately need them.

More than a quarter of all the public health administrators in Kansas quit, retired or got fired this year, according to Vicki Collie-Akers, an associate professor of population health at the University of Kansas. Some of them got death threats. Some had to hire armed guards.

“These are leaders in their community,” Collie-Akers says. “And they are leaving broken.” Collie-Akers notes these professionals also leaving at a terrible time. The pandemic is still raging. Vaccines still need to get from cities to small towns and into people’s arms; public health officers are as important as ever.

[…]

“In community after community, after community, all I hear about is workforce, workforce, workforce losing clinical staff, trying to attract clinical staff into these communities. It is taking up the full time of our members right now,” Morgan says.

Closing rural hospitals, Morgan says, cuts health care to places where residents tend to be older, sicker and poorer than average.

[…]

Merrett says towns that let pandemic politics drive medical professionals away are choosing what he calls “toxic individualism” over the common good”

 

People seem to be willing to die for their beliefs, even when they do not correspond to reality.  The pandemic has brought to the forefront the necessity of a set of shared common values for a society to function properly, as we can see the evidence of what a fractured combative society entails.

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