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Senate Testimony on Bill C-16

On May 10th I was privileged to give testimony to the the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on Bill C-16 along with Meghan Murphy (Feminist Current) and Hilla Kerner (Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter).  Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee for Bill

Gender Legislation and the Death of Consent

Full PDF version Summary Submitted to Senate Committee Consent is a crucial component of privacy that empowers individuals and affirms human dignity. It is consent that permits us to receive and express intimacy. It is consent that regulates our respect for the privacy of others.

Where we Agree and Disagree with C-16

In the media our campaign has been portrayed as being against trans-rights, or even against trans individuals. Neither of these are true and we want to clarify why we are against aspects of gender-based rights legislation like C-16, what aspects we have no problem with,

Letter To the Editor Contest

We want to get Canada talking about Bill C-16. So we are offering $350 worth of Amazon.ca gift cards to inspire Canadians to write and submit articles and letters to Canadian news outlets and websites. The rules are simple: i. Write an article or opinion

Increased Mortality Rates Due to Suicide

Asscheman, A long-term follow-up study of mortality in transsexuals receiving treatment with cross-sex hormones. (2011) My note: As a generalization, the longer the follow-up on transitioned individuals, the greater the risks and worse the outcomes. This is recognized in the literature, but only rarely by

Do You Value and Respect De-Trans Individuals?

One of the things I have been saying in the mass media, which is absolutely blowing up right now, is that I love, value, and respect Trans and De-Trans individuals. The mass-media trans-narrative wants to present me as a hater, and I’m willing to take that

Steele & Drex Live Radio Interview for CKNW

  On Monday, February 6th I joined Lynda Steele and Drex on their CKNW radio show. I enjoyed the back and forth, slightly adversarial format. It allows for a clear presentation of our position free from mass-media bias and tampering, which was particularly egregious with

Gay Conservative Embraces Masculinity

Chad Felix Greene, a gay Jewish conservative man, has recently (02/04/2017) written an excellent account of his own experiences finding his masculinity in the midst of boyhood gender confusion. Please click on the full link to read his story. Here are some excerpts: Had I

An Unusual Alliance

This is coming out of the States, and we are building on this pioneering work here at WOMAN Means Something. Thanks for your work on behalf of all women and those who want to protect them, Kara Dansky.