If you’re a social media addict like I am, chances are that you must have also come across words like ‘womyn’ and ‘womxn’. And you too, like me, must have stopped to wonder what these words are all about. It was only recently that I unravelled the mystery behind such alternate spellings. And no, they are not typos. In fact, in simple language ‘womyn’ and ‘womxn’ are two of the most commonly used substitutes to avoid using the suffix ‘-men’ at the end of the term ‘women’.
TERF WARS (2021) is a documentary investigating the ideological war waged between Gender Critical Feminists and Trans Rights Activists, culminating in calls for the ‘cancellation’ of British author JK Rowling.
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On day 1, Biden unilaterally eviscerates women's sports. Any educational institution that receives federal funding must admit biologically-male athletes to women's teams, women's scholarships, etc. A new glass ceiling was just placed over girls.https://t.co/cGWZqDpxl8
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When I say that transgenderism is culture bound, don’t get me wrong: I think every gender role and presentation is, in fact, dependent on culture. The entire idea of gender, the roles that are developed and called “gender,” are based on the sex binary. That’s why almost always, when you see gender roles, even if there are more than two, you can bet money that it’s just a matter of reclassifying people who don’t fit into a culture’s otherwise rigidly defined sex roles.
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COOGEE’S WOMEN’S-ONLY SEA POOL IN HOT WATER OVER TRANS POLICY
McIver’s Ladies Baths in Coogee updated their website on Monday after being called out for an exclusionary statement about transgender women.
The original text read:
“Only transgender women who’ve undergone a gender reassignment surgery are allowed entry. Please contact us for further information if required.”
The updated text is less direct:
“Yes. Transgender women are welcome to the McIver’s Ladies Baths, our definition for transgender is as per the NSW Discrimination Act.”
This definition has been in place since 1995 and requires gender confirmation surgery before an individual is legally considered to have transitioned.
The Baths’ Facebook page posted later that day, asking that all queries be directed to the Randwick City Council.
The post was the centre of some controversy, with thousands of community membe...
Ladies' baths bans transgender women who haven't had sex change surgery from the pool - before furious backlash forces swift change of heart
McIver's Ladies Baths sparked outrage after updating policy on trans women
Originally said trans women needed gender reassignment surgery to enter
Following heavy backlash on social media, that policy was quickly altered
McIver's Ladies Baths in Coogee, in Sydney's east, was established in 1922
A ladies-only rock pool at a popular beach has banned transgender women unless they have undergone sex-change surgery.
McIver's Ladies Baths in Coogee, in Sydney's east, updated the policy on its website, sparking a litany of furious comments online.
'Only transgender women who have undergone a gender reassignment surgery are allowed entry,' a new entry in its F...
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