Gender Bullets 17 June 2020

Each Wednesday, this newsletter presents a roundup of the best gender critical news and content we have found in the last week, including action items such as petitions and opportunities for public comment on pending legislation.

  • Save Women’s Sports is petitioning the International Olympic Committee to suspend their 2015 transgender guidelines for the Tokyo games. Current IOC rules allow men to dominate women’s events after suppressing testosterone for a single year, a measure which does not adequately address the physiological imbalance created by “including” male bodies in women’s athletics. Read and sign here
  • This is your weekly reminder to support Vancouver Rape Relief, a charity that gives women a safe place to stay and heal after trauma, in response to local transgender activist and fringe politician Morgane Oger’s successful efforts to defund the organization because they exclude men from their volunteer activity. Oger denounces VRR’s policy as a slippery slope to genocide(!). Click here to support their important work
  • Graham Linehan interviews Helen Staniland @helenstaniland, one of my favorite Twitter follows and easily among the most effective users I have ever seen. Her laser-like focus on getting people to answer a simple question — why do you want grown men in the same restroom with little girls? — never fails to unmask misogyny in respondents who want to make single-sex spaces ‘gender neutral.’ Watch:

Featured image via Tatsuya Ishida

Back with more gender bullets next week!

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Former progressive activist declared heretic by his former movement for refusing to believe that "woman" is a costume or a feeling and recognizing male pattern behavior as male even when it wears lipstick and high heels. Just because you hate something I say does not make it hate speech.
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