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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

Twenty Accounts: Female’s Fears Not Unfounded

[Note: As of January 14, 2017, this article has been largely superseded by the Violence Database at the top of our site.] Our WOMAN Means Something campaign is focused on the rights, protections and freedoms of women, specifically (biologic) female women, who comprise half of

Sarah Ditum, New Statesman Article

Just yesterday Sarah Ditum wrote an excellent article from a feminist perspective on the transgender debate and male violence in The New Statesmen called, “What’s Missing from the transgender debate? Any discussion of male violence” As always I recommend you read the whole thing even

My Canuck Sisters, Say Goodbye

This feminist, who goes by “House Mouse Queen of Doom”, articulates the circularity of Bill C-16 and why it means the end of sisterhood. I urge you to read the whole thing. Here’s some excerpts: Internal experiences and sensations are not material realities and cannot

Feminist Meghan Murphy, National Observer

If you are not already convinced of the danger and oppressiveness of Bill C-16, you need to read this excellent article in National Observer by Meghan Murphy, editor of Feminist Current, There would be some paragraphs that I would heartily disagree with, but here are