A group of trans activists in New Zealand organizing in under the name “Trans Dignity Collective” submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Health, proposing that references to a patient’s biological sex be omitted from medical records because the concept of biological sex is “derogatory” to trans people. Even a field for “biological sex recorded at birth” (and presumably fields for “gender identity” and “pronouns”) is “particularly bad as it implies a fixed concept that cannot be changed.” It’s almost like they understand that biological sex is a material reality one can’t simply identify in or out of. Imagine that. Continue reading “Trans Dignity Collective (New Zealand)”
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (“BACP”) recently issued new guidelines for counsellors defining “woman” and “man.” BACP has since apologized for suggesting that being a woman “means adhering to social norms of femininity, such as being nurturing, caring, social, emotional, vulnerable, and concerned with appearance.” Continue reading “British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (U.K.)”
The Law Reform Commission of Western Australia (“the Commission”) recently issued a proposal reviewing the “legislation in relation to the recognition of a person’s sex, change of sex or intersex status.” See Project No. 108. The Commission has recommends “leaving gender off birth certificates, as well as adding a third official option of non-binary.” Although the discussion paper expressly notes that “not all human beings can be classified by sex as either male or female,” the Commission further recommends that a sex classification be held on “a confidential state register,” and allowing a person to apply to the registrar for a “proof of sex certificate.”
Read the Commission’s full discussion paper here.
The Commission is seeking public feedback until October 19, 2018, which may be submitted here.
Western Australia is considering leaving gender off birth certificates
Ryan Kreut is a man who identifies as a woman named Lisa Kreut. He also identifies as a “transsexual dominatrix & sex worker rights activist” named Hailey Heartless (“real name, no gimmicks“). Kreut is an autogynephile who spends his time creating misogynist content that fetishizes women. Continue reading “Ryan ("Lisa") Kreut (Canada) @sadisthailey”