Canadian Libraries And Universities Abdicating From Discrimination Responsibilities Enable It

On September 29, 2019, Self-identified feminist journalist Meghan Murphy gave a talk about her feelings regarding transgender women and feminism. It drew strong criticism across Canada and head-scratching abroad. Murphy’s thesis is that transgender women are men because being transgender is “in fact” an impossibility and that transgender people put cisgender people at risk, with an especially vicious focus on transgender women. Her talk drew a small audience of 45 given in a Toronto public library branch, attracting an estimated 1,000 protesters who camped outside and read books by Trans authors, sparking widespread debate about where the line stands between … Continue reading Canadian Libraries And Universities Abdicating From Discrimination Responsibilities Enable It

Course: governance 101. Grade: F. UBC has much to learn about following its own rules.

In recent months UBC asked to feature me as a success story for their engineering program. I am troubled by their conduct regarding anti-trandgender hatred on campus and I can not let UBC use my name as long as it cultivates hatred against marginalized communities or helps others do so. Continue reading Course: governance 101. Grade: F. UBC has much to learn about following its own rules.

Research shows less than 5% who medically transition detransition, not 80%

A 2006 study on transgender people showed that less than 1% of transgender people regret their decision and detransition. Another, more recent longitudinal study spanning 50 years from the 1960s to its recent publishing date found a 2.2% de-transition rate. ..so why the consistent messaging in politics and social media that over 80% of kids affirming to be transgender will desist, or detransition, settling back to the gender they were assigned at birth? I suspect this misrepresentation is part of a strategy to leverage anti-transgender and anti-LGBTQ2+ sentiment to promote socially-conservative views for political gains. In this article, I will … Continue reading Research shows less than 5% who medically transition detransition, not 80%

Audio: Vancouver Rape Relief to be excluded for future contracts until it meets City of Vancouver eligibility criteria on inclusion

On March 13, 2019 the Vancouver City Finance and Programs Committee heard from speakers in favour of and opposed to a grant request by Vancouver Rape Relief. This is the audio of the speakers presentations.

The city renewed the grant but listed the organization as ineligible for future funding. Continue reading Audio: Vancouver Rape Relief to be excluded for future contracts until it meets City of Vancouver eligibility criteria on inclusion