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“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┬áthat 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[Note: As of January 14, 2017, this article has been largely superseded by the Violence Database at the top of our site.]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

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Is the Only Valuable Thing About Women Their Biology?

The WOMAN Means Something campaign against Bill C-16 is premised on the fact that the Bill absolutely destroys women’s rights and identity as a group. It is well-intentioned, but is ultimately chauvinistic. I have tried to articulate the argument elsewhere, but sometimes a story communicates

An Open Letter to Canada’s Senators

Bill C-16 Means the End of Women’s Rights An Open Letter to Canada’s Senators Bill C-16 has now been passed by the House of Commons and now only you, the Senate, stand in the way of this disastrous bill becoming law. On the face of

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List of MP’s Who Voted to Protect Women

There are multiple aspects to Bill C-16: protecting transgendered persons, free speech, religious freedoms, and more. But only these 40 MP’s voted No to the Bill in the House of Commons and show that they support women’s identity, freedoms, and protection. I encourage you to