High Court refuses to hear case against CPS over trans bias

Jan 21, 2021 by

from The Christian Institute: The High Court has refused to grant a judicial review brought by a 15-year-old girl against the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) over its affiliation with Stonewall. The schoolgirl, known in legal documents as Miss A, brought the legal action following a previous legal threat in which she argued that the CPS’s hate crime guidance for schools was unlawful. The CPS withdrew the guidance for review, but the teenager said it could not remain impartial on issues such as...

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Biden White House immediately updates contact page for ‘transgender pronouns’

Jan 21, 2021 by

by Calvin Freiburger, LifeSite: Just hours after Democrat Joe Biden’s swearing-in as President of the United States, the official White House contact page has already been updated to ask users to include their preferred gender pronouns, another early gift to LGBT activists. Among the White House website contact page’s usual fields for name, prefix, phone number, and such is a new “pronouns” field, with the options “she/her,” “he/him,” “they/them,” “Other,” and “Prefer not to share.” That the...

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Biden names transgender ‘woman’ as Assistant Secretary of Health

Jan 20, 2021 by

by Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite: On the eve of his inauguration, Joe Biden has announced his intention to appoint a gender-confused man as Assistant Secretary of Health. “Rachel” Levine — a man who presents himself in public as a female — has served as Pennsylvania Health Secretary since 2017 under Democrat Governor Tom Wolf, and has taught pediatrics and psychology at Penn State’s College of Medicine. “So our HHS assistant secretary doesn’t believe in biology or anatomy,” tweeted Pastor Dean...

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The BBC’s reporting on gender ideology is reckless. This can’t be allowed to continue

Jan 20, 2021 by

by Caroline ffiske, Conservatives for Women: How the BBC presents and reports on gender ideology is irresponsible. In the words of Tory Peer, Baroness Nicholson: ‘At best, this represents a systemic failure of the BBC’s impartiality, editorial standards and journalistic competence. At worst, it is redolent of harmful activism’. We agree with her. Oliver Dowden, the responsible Minister of State must act to curtail further harm. In late December, the BBC ran a news item about...

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A University lesson from the Kathleen Stock fracas. It’s harder to support her if you’re a younger academic

Jan 19, 2021 by

by Rebecca Lowe, Conservative Home: […]  Professor Stock was awarded an OBE in December for ‘services to higher education and academic freedom’. Over the past decade, she has written and spoken at increasing length about sex and gender, emphasising her concerns about the rise of ‘gender-identity’ activism. She has approached this as a trained philosopher – writing analytically about complex matters in a clear and coherent manner. I, for one, find her approach comes as a sharp relief,...

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Professor Kathleen Stock: ‘I will not be bullied into silence’

Jan 18, 2021 by

from Mail on Sunday: I was proud to be given an OBE in the latest New Year Honours List. I was delighted for my profession, too – it’s rare for philosophers to get much attention. It might sound strange, then, to say I felt a pang of anxiety when I first heard the good news towards the end of last year, and again when it was made public on January 1. I knew there might be a price to pay for getting such a public honour. And thanks to the trans lobby and its increasingly aggressive behaviour, I...

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