Germany

The Regional Labor Court of Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany) ruled against a transsexual woman who claimed she was discriminated against based on “sexual identity” (when she was not hired for a job. The court concluded that the employer diod not know that the applicant was transsexual and thus could not discriminate against her based on transsexualism. The applicant sought compensation under the German General Equal Treatment Act, which prohibits discrimination based on (i) race and ethnic origin, (ii) gender, (iii) religion or ideology, (iv) disability, (v) age and (vi) sexual identity broadly defined and related to sexual relationships between one person and another). Employers must prevent any discrimination based on these characteristics for all terms and conditions of employment, including selection criteria.

The Regional Labor Court ruled out that a violation of the General Equal Treatment Act could be shown to exist only if the defendant had positively known of the transsexualism and made a decision on such basis. The claimant’s transsexualism, however, was not revealed until in the grounds for appeal.

Guide to the German General Equal Treatment Act.

Manager mistakes female job applicant for a male No Discrimination.

Manager mistakes female job applicant for a male_ no discrimination on grounds of transsexualism – Lexology.

Zoe Quinn @TheQuinnspiracy and #gamergate (USA)

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Zoe Quinn is a games developer who was the subject of online harassment after her scumbag ex-boyfriend posted alleged details about her private life, thus kicking off the Men’s Rights “Gamer Gate.” Sadly, Quinn demonstrates her anti-lesbian credentials and panders to her fan base by embracing the anti-lesbian term TERF, invented by two heterosexual Women to minimize the concerns Lesbians and other Women have about gender identity and transgenderism. One of the inventors of the slur TERF, Viv Smythe, is connected to Geek Feminism, which recently prioritized the feelings of Transwoman Rapist Dana McCallum over the fact that Dana McCallum is a rapist.

All of these people have existed online for years, telling each other that penis is female and gender is fluid. We encourage these people to interact with reality-based humans from time to time to counter their delusions.

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Re-stating our support for the victim/survivor in the Dana McCallum case

Tim Chevalier of Geek Feminism has filed a spurious DMCA claim because we posted this blog post in a PDF on our website. Apparently, Tim Chevalier does not believe that observers have the right to read what Geek Feminism writes on its blog and comment on it. We will challenge the DMCA, and invite you to read our post at http://genderidentitywatch.com/2014/10/23/geek-feminism-statement-on-dana-mccallum-leeflower-geekfeminism-adainitiative-usa/

Geekfeminism.org statement on rape allegations and transmisogyny

Liz Henry of Geek Feminism has filed a spurious DMCA claim because we posted this blog post in a PDF on our website. Apparently, Liz Henry does not believe that observers have the right to read what Geek Feminism writes on its blog and comment on it. We will challenge the DMCA, and invite you to read our post at http://genderidentitywatch.com/2014/10/23/geek-feminism-statement-on-dana-mccallum-leeflower-geekfeminism-adainitiative-usa/

Autumn Sandeen @AutumnSandeen @TransgenderHULK @LGBTWeekly @transadvocate (USA)

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Autumn Sandeen is a Man who identifies as a Woman who has written an op-ed about the alleged outing of the anonymous blogger Gallus Mag by theTransadvocate‘s Cristan Williams and Dana Lane Taylor and his opinions on the art of a Woman they believe to be the blogger Gallus Mag. Despite the fact that there is no evidence that this Woman is, in fact, Gallus Mag, Sandeen opines at length about her art and what it represents about her psychology. Sandeen, of course, suffers from mental illness, by his own account, and is not in fact trained in diagnosing people over the Internet.

As an aside, the art by the Woman these Men are harassing is pretty great; you can see it here.

Hillsborough County, Florida (USA)

Hillsborough County commissioners unanimously approving an expanded human rights ordinance that outlaws discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in hiring, housing and public accommodations.

Hillsborough enacts workplace protections for gay, transgender people _ Tampa Bay Times.

Mbugua Ithibu v. Kenya National Examination Council (Kenya)

Audrey-Mbugua-x400Transgender activist Audrey Mbugua won a landmark case when the High Court ordered the Kenya National Examinations Council to change her name on her academic certificates.

Transgender activist wins landmark case in Kenyan court _ Top News _ Reuters

Kenyan Trans Woman Wins Recognition in Landmark Victory _ Advocate