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Jensen, Challenging Liberal Bathroom Politics

Robert Jensen, a radical feminist, journalism professor, and author of the forthcoming book, “The End of Patriarchy”, has penned an opinion piece recently published in Dallas News. As always, I encourage you to take time to read the whole thing. While some of it is

Size of the Transgender Population and Why It Matters

The inclusiveness and ambiguity with which the descriptor “transgender” is being used in the public sphere can make estimates as to prevalence very difficult. In this article we will review some of the best studies to arrive at a useful working estimate as to the

ARPA Canada on Gender Ideology

ARPA Canada does thoughtful and significant work from a Christian perspective. This article gives a good overview of Bill C-16,  and presents a position that is careful and nuanced. The bill limits the fundamental freedoms of expression, religion, and association, without improving the lives of people

REAL Women of Canada

REAL Women of Canada has a brief but excellent article on Bill C-16 explaining some of the political shenanigans that have gone on (Nov 2, 2016). Some excerpts: The debate commenced at 10:10 a.m. and in just 4 hours at 2:00 p.m. the majority Liberals pushed

Male-Pattern Sexuality in Transwomen in Ontario Study

Sex-Differences and Segregation Why do we segregate men and women’s change rooms? Why do we have a problem with men and women being naked next to one another, changing or showering? (I am not referring to situations where there are separate stalls.) For a small

What Kind of Evidence Should Be Admitted?

A quick perusal of the articles here at WOMAN Means Something should evidence that we believe there are larger things at play than washrooms and change rooms in Bill C-16; the very group identity of women is under attack. However, we do believe that the protections of

Kara Dansky: “Legal Erasure of Women”

  At Feminist Current, Meghan Murphy interviews Kara Dansky, lawyer and spokeswoman for Women’s Liberation Front and their opposition to a U.S. redefinition of “sex” to include “gender identity” in Title IX. I don’t agree with everything that WoLF stands for, however almost all of what she says

Voyeurism Prevalence: Not Reassuring

Not reassuring to females in safe spaces or gender-neutral spaces. Two-thirds of another sample of college students (men and women) admitted they would engage in voyeurism if they were certain there would be no consequences (Rye & Meaney, 2007). Significantly higher rates of desire and

“Then the word ‘woman’ has no meaning”

I have written here about why I believe Bill C-16 unintentionally destroys women’s rights, protections, and freedoms- indeed, their very identity. Purple Sage is a lesbian feminist blog that beautifully articulates the problems that I see. I encourage you to read the arguments in these two

Jury Still Out On Male Pattern Violence

First, a few cautions; at WOMAN Means Something we are not arguing that Male-to-Female transgendered women are more violent than other women. That would be a sweeping statement that would need tremendous support to substantiate. What is clear in the peer-reviewed medical literature, however, is