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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

National Geographic Gender Issue Review: Part II

In the first installment of our critical review of the National Geographic Gender Issue, we considered the statement on page 14 (“Helping Families Talk About Gender”) that it is likely that there are both biological and social factors for the onset of gender nonconformity in children, or

National Geographic Gender Issue Review: Part I

Part I: Social Causes? National Geographic has recently been stealing headlines for it’s Gender Issue (Jan 2017), with 9 year-old transgirl Avery Jackson on it’s cover. In a Washington Post story by Ben Guarino, he cites the varied reactions editor Susan Goldberg has received, from “Kudos

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

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[Note: As of January 14, 2017, this article has been largely superseded by the Violence Database at the top of our site.]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

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Why Bill C-16 Destroys Women’s Rights, Identity, and Freedoms

Here at WOMAN Means Something we believe that Bill C-16 destroys women’s rights, protections, and very identity under law. This is something that many feminists have warned about, but it seems that their voices have been overwhelmed by a popular wave of the well-intentioned who

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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