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The Voyeurism Epidemic

In February of 2015, the Vancouver Province ran a story on the rise of voyeurism in B.C., my home province, with the headline “How can we get men to stop doing this?” The sober reality is that the crime of voyeurism, almost always by males,

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

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

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

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[Note: As of January 14, 2017, this article has been largely superseded by the Violence Database at the top of our site.]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

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

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