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Featuring argumentation with dodges such as “Gender is complicated”… Actually it isn’t. Gender is the sex based stereotypes society happens to hold at the moment.

Note the fragile narcissism at the end – its okay for her to call Chris as asshole – but to have her arguments described (rightly) as retarded is quite beyond the pale for her.


A rally entitled “No woman left behind” was held by the National Women’s Council on Saturday 5th March 2022 as part of International Women’s Day. The crowd gathered at Leinster House to listen to the speakers. 

A Countess staff volunteer attended the meeting and peacefully held up a sign with the message  “Woman= Adult Human Female” on one side, and “Biology is not Bigotry” on the reverse.

This lone woman was then surrounded by males chanting, “transwomen are women”. Some demanded she take down her “transphobic” sign.

One of the stewards then approached her, not to come to her assistance as might be expected, but to accuse her of “causing a disturbance”. She was then asked to leave by the steward, but refused and stood her ground.

Members of the NWCI stood idly by as this woman was “left behind” and was eventually forced, through intimidation, to leave the rally.

Official feminist organisations in receipt of state funding, have failed in their duty to protect women’s rights and to inform women of the consequences of the Gender Recognition Act, which was enacted through stealth in 2015.

The NWCI has welcomed a trans identified male onto its board, replacing a woman, and did nothing when the HSE removed the word woman from cervical screening information and replaced it with “people with a cervix”, or when trans identified males were placed in Limerick women’s prison.

Two months after our launch, in November 2020 the NWCI signed a letter from the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI), calling for “the removal of legitimate political representation” from Irish gender critical groups, whom the letter branded as “right wing hate groups”.  We responded with an online campaign called #WeWillBeHeard which went viral on social media and trended globally. Undeterred, we have continued to advocate for women and girls.

On a day when the NWCI were celebrating “no woman left behind,” a woman attempting to have her voice heard, was silenced and ostracised.

Here is her tense and beautifully written account of events at the rally as they unfolded on that day.

Saturday. I had my sign ready in an IKEA bag.  It was sitting by the front door since the night before.  I tripped over it and thought ‘that’s a sign’ no pun intended.  I had it printed the day before.  I told the printer if he felt uncomfortable printing it, I wouldn’t hold it against him for refusing the job.  He said he’d do it for €50 cash.  The sign was a black and white, double sided, A2 corriboard poster that read Woman = Adult Human Female on one side and Biology is Not Bigotry on the other. Today I was going to town to attend the NWCI rally to Leave No Woman Behind.

I travelled to town on the train alone.  I walked towards the march assembly point and put on my face mask, sunglasses and pulled down my peaked cap.  This is what women who state that sex is real do now.  They disguise themselves so they can’t be identified, not because we are acting in bad faith but because we don’t want to lose our jobs.

I got to the march. There weren’t as many people there as I expected, and I thought I had gotten the time wrong and maybe it was due to start later.  I walked through the crowd and looked at the signs people had.  I was looking for a safe place to stand.  I walked to Dawson Street and turned around.  I was going to go home.  I couldn’t do this on my own.  I walked into a café to get a coffee and then heard the first speaker.  I wasn’t early.  It was starting.  I left the café and walked back towards the rally.  I saw a journalist I recognised standing on the steps of a building near the stage. I decided that if I stood near her, I would be safe.  I still believe in the power of the press to protect freedom of expression.

I looked into my bag.  I felt like I did once before I jumped off a jetty into the Irish sea on Christmas Day, terrified but determined.  I took the sign out and held it above my head.  Then nothing happened.  I just stood.  One minute, two minutes, nothing.  I thought ‘I’m going to be ok’.  I don’t know if this is imagined or real, but I thought I saw Orla O’Connor and Mary Lou McDonald do a double take when they saw the sign.  I had turned the Woman = Adult Human Female side of it towards the stage.

I noticed a woman walking towards me.  She glanced up at the poster and I saw some expression cross her face.  I couldn’t read it.  As she passed, she said ‘nice sign’ or something to that effect.  Her friend who was close behind her passed me a flyer.  I glanced at it quickly and saw the hashtag #AllWomenLeftBehind.  I shoved it into my pocket.

Within a few minutes these women were back.  We talked very briefly.  They said they wanted to stand with me and did I need them to do anything.  I said I needed to get into the middle of the crowd so as many people could see the sign as possible.  If they stood with me, I would go.   I put the sign back in my bag and walked along the footpath looking for a place to stand and then I saw it, a hand painted portrait of Countess Markievicz.  I am not religious.  I don’t read horoscopes or believe in angels.  But I do believe in bravery.  I would stand next to the Countess. I turned to the stage and took out the sign.  I planted my feet and raised it over my head.  Woman = Adult Human Female/Biology is Not Bigotry.  The women, my new companions, true their word, quite literally, had my back.  We waited one minute, two minutes, three minutes, four minutes, then it happened.  The violent hiss in my ear.

‘You should be ashamed of yourself, that sign has no place here.  Take it down’. The person saying these words was a beautiful, young girl.  Probably 20 years old.  I felt very sad in that moment.  One of my bodyguards said ‘What’s wrong with the sign? It’s the dictionary definition of the word woman’.  What followed probably lasted no more than five minutes.  It felt like a long time and no time at all.  We were berated, shouted at, called terfs, transphobes, bigots.  The usual litany of insults that has taken the place of reasoned debate.  I was surrounded by mostly young men who stood in front of and behind me blocking my sign with their own.  When I moved left or right, they moved too.  It was a grotesque waltz. Then something remarkable happened.  The NWCI chief steward arrived and said I was causing a disturbance.  She wanted to talk to me at the edge of the crowd.  I politely told her no.  I was going nowhere.  I was not the cause of the disturbance I was just holding a sign above my head that declared the dictionary definition of a woman.  I felt a little sorry for her.  She seemed genuinely unsure what to do with a woman who said no.  She left and a Traveller woman standing next to me asked me why I had to take down my sign.  I told her they objected to the message.  She looked it and said, ‘but that’s right’.  We didn’t last much longer.  The group around us started to chant ‘Transwomen are Women’, ‘Trans Rights Are Human Rights’.  They drowned out the sound of the woman who was speaking on stage.

I didn’t want to go.  I felt an infinitesimal prick of humiliation.  They were running me off, a woman, at a women’s rally, holding up a sign bearing the dictionary definition of the word woman.  But I had done what I came to do.

The women who protected me said they would wait for me around the corner on Kildare Street.  As I walked out of the crowd a young man stuck his long lens camera in my face and took many photos.  I gave him a starlet wiggle of my fingers and kept walking.  I was followed to the exit by a different NWCI steward.  I turned to her and waved.  I wasn’t being sarcastic.  I was smiling under the mask.

I turned the corner and saw my brave accomplices.  They had multiplied to four.  We were there independently.  We had never met prior to that day. They were very concerned for my welfare.  But I was fine.  Strangely calm.  We talked briefly and I was anxious to leave to get home.  I will be forever grateful to those four women.  You know who you are.  Thank you.

The face of the beautiful young woman who started the abuse keeps coming back to me.  Her image is contorted with a near religious zeal.  I wonder if she understands that Irish women were told for decades that they had to be ashamed.  Ashamed of having babies that were the product of sexual desire or the product of rape. Ashamed of their bodies and any inclination to put themselves and their needs before the needs of others.  Shame.  Shame.  What is shameful is that Irish women were never consulted when the legal definition of woman was expanded to allow men to declare themselves to be women. Irish women should not be ashamed or afraid to say what we are – Adult Human Females.

When examining the claims of transgender ideology what is often found are fundamentally paradoxical claims about what the stated goals of the movement are and how they are to be achieved.


The transgender rights movement relies on opacity and vagueness to put forward it’s claims.  They claim to be the ‘most oppressed’ minority, while in reality they are not.  Ask them which rights specifically they do not have, they almost never answer because their goal is not about fighting for their rights, it is about ensuing you comply with what they say.  Which, of course, isn’t a position but rather an imposition of set of ideas and thus not really an argument per se.


In this selection Ms.Jackson examines some of the common claims transgender activists make and evaluates them against what is actually happening and the record of other rights movements.  No other rights movement has actively campaigned for the removal of other marginalized groups rights.  Specifically female rights with regards to their boundaries, spaces, services, and sports.  Women who, rightly, oppose this male colonization of female space are threatened, attacked, and face public censure for standing up and defending their boundaries.

For instance, Margaret Atwood retweeted an article that mildly criticized the more radically misogynistic behaviour of transrights activists.  This is the a small sample of the reactions she received:

Yes, I for one, can definitely see how progressive this transrights movement is.  It is, in fact, misogyny and male rights activism as soon as you scratch the surface.  And of course, what looks and quacks like anti-female activism is indeed anti-female activism as Ms. Jackson correctly identifies.

This is an excerpt from Bindle’s article on Unherd titled Trans Activisms’s War on Solidarity.

“I’ve interviewed dozens of de-transitioners who have been cast asunder after expressing regret about transitioning. I also know many trans people who are perfectly happy with their decision — but none of them believe it is reasonable to demand that they encroach women-only spaces such as domestic violence refuges, rape crisis services, prisons or hospital wards.

The problem, after all, is not trans people. It is extreme trans activism — a men’s rights movement which has grown out of the backlash against feminism, in particular the type of feminism that seeks to eradicate male violence towards women and girls.

For me, the costs of being targeted in this way have been enormous — and not just in relation to my unpaid activism. The mob follows me around, preventing me from speaking on how to end male violence under the guise of “protecting trans-rights”. Whenever I speak about prostitution, an expertise of mine, I am told that I “clearly hate trans sex workers”, as though everything comes back to that.

Faced with such vitriol, my mental health took a hammering. I began to feel ashamed of the trouble I was causing for those who invited me to speak. I would find myself apologising to them, which they would graciously accept as though they had done something commendable by having me there, despite my decades of active feminism and public profile.

I started to wonder if perhaps I was a monster — and I was ridiculously grateful to those who did not hide or apologise for the fact that they had any public connection to me. My self-confidence fell to rock bottom, as I doubted my abilities, skills and knowledge. On hearing of the latest cancellation, I would end up highly distressed and in floods of tears, knowing that mud often sticks. I was offered a newspaper column only to have it withdrawn after several staff members announced they would publicly argue against my appointment.

I spent years trying to warn my fellow feminists that if they stood by and let them scapegoat me, eventually they would come after every dissenter. First on the list would be the lesbians, because we are a thorn in the side of misogynistic gay men. Yet when I appealed to academics to stand with me and not cancel an event I was speaking at, most turned the other cheek and decided a quiet life was better.

And so now, here we are. The witches are being drowned and the bitches burned at the stake. Kathleen Stock, Jo Phoenix, Selina Todd and many other women whose names you will never know are being put through hell.

But another, largely hidden cost of this war is the lost opportunity for solidarity. As a young lesbian, trans people were my friends and allies. That is how it should be. Those of us who live on the margins of society, and who are discriminated against, should have each other’s backs. We are all victims of this bloody battle.”

We have to thank and support these brave female thinkers and activists who raise their head above the parapet and tolerate the abuse generated by the misogynistic blue-haired woke crowd.


Arguing with gender ideologues can be a very disparaging and fruitless task.  Many of the argumentative styles they adopt are purely reflexive and will be based in goading or shaming the person they disagree with into silence or compliance.  The ‘social pressure’ dodge will be part three of this series.  However, the topic today is the ill considered use of the term “intersex” and intersexed people in general when used as rhetorical ammunition in a gender identity debate.

The Intersex ploy goes something like this:

There are several deformed ideas going on in this fine slice of twitter, so let’s parse them out.

1. The notion that intersex individuals are somehow outside of the sex binary.

2.  That self identification somehow trumps the biological reality of sex (i.e non binary and trans men).

3.  The notion that this third sex or sex spectrum is somehow supported by credible scientific sources.


Firstly, people with intersex conditions are genetically unambiguously male or female.


No third sex to be seen here.  Also, from the Endocrine Society this definitive assertion:

“Sex is an important biological variable that must be considered in the design and analysis of human and animal research. The terms sex and gender should not be used interchangeably. Sex is dichotomous, with sex determination in the fertilized zygote stemming from unequal expression of sex chromosomal genes. By contrast, gender includes perception of the individual as male, female, or other, both by the individual and by society; both humans and animals have sex, but only humans have gender.”

Secondly, gender beliefs mirror religious beliefs.  They have no root in the material reality we all share.  Illustrated here.

A big hat tip to Logic vs Pseudoscience for accurately framing the belief in ‘gender identity’.  We should not be expected to play a pivotal role in someone else’s self perception.  Not ignoring the data our senses accurately report is not a crime, nor is it violence against a person with gender identity claims.

Just like we don’t have to accept the religious claim that is our jesus saviour, we can also show the same skepticism for a male that claims to be woman because he self-identifies or feels like it.  Not going along with risibly outlandish claims about reality is a reasonable stance to take.

Thirdly, the bullshit that is mentioned most often in the intersex ploy is a piece by by Anne Fausto – Sterling.   Claiming there are 5 sexes and the percentage of intersex people in the population is 1.7%.  Fausto-Stirling’s claims have been debunked.

AFS ‘walks-back’ her claims –

Yeah, so I’m thinking ‘tongue-in-cheek’ assertions are not quite the rigorous science based arguments gender ideologists would like us to think they are.  As for the second mistake, her figures are based on a category error and corrected in this paper here.

“Anne Fausto-Sterling s suggestion that the prevalence of intersex might be as high as 1.7% has attracted wide attention in both the scholarly press and the popular media. Many reviewers are not aware that this figure includes conditions which most clinicians do not recognize as intersex, such as Klinefelter syndrome, Turner syndrome, and late-onset adrenal hyperplasia. If the term intersex is to retain any meaning, the term should be restricted to those conditions in which chromosomal sex is inconsistent with phenotypic sex, or in which the phenotype is not classifiable as either male or female. Applying this more precise definition, the true prevalence of intersex is seen to be about 0.018%, almost 100 times lower than Fausto-Sterling s estimate of 1.7%.”

Oops…  So be wary of individuals quoting Fausto-Sterling’s ‘facts’ when it comes to the intersex ploy in particular and gender identity arguments in general.

So much ink has been spilled in the quixotic attempt to placate gender confused males.  It would be sadly funny, but because trans ideology centres itself on the destruction of female boundaries and rights leaving little room for jocularity .

The very definition of women is under attack.  Women = adult human female is now a controversial stance to uphold because it may injure the self perception of males who think they are women.  It is a travesty that we would allow male gender feelings to take precedence over the very material realty of being actually female in today’s society.




The amount of pandering going to male delusions of gender remains quite firmly out of control.

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