Right of Association
We women have lost the right for female people to meet in order to debate, organise, protest, advocate, and campaign for female-specific interests, without risk of harassment, threats, abuse, loss of livelihood/income, prosecution, or violence. Along with the elimination of lesbian-specific organizations and advocacy groups, because of gender identity ideology.
Women's spaces in New Zealand campuses are no longer single-sex
"Debates about “gender identity theory” – the view that in any and all contexts, a woman is anyone who identifies as one – are highly charged within universities. The informal systems operating are not conducive to students expressing lawful views that challenge gender identity theory. A powerful socialisation mechanism operating in academia is to lay a charge of transphobia on anyone who dissents from gender identity theory, and to assert that their views are so “harmful” as to be beyond the pale of toleration."
Auckland University Womenspace - Now Womxnspace - had a sign proclaiming the name change - and the criteria for support, ripped in half.
"The Auckland University Student’s Association Women’s Rights Officer has hit back at those who vandalised the new ‘Womxnspace’ sign saying, “we will not be shaken by this.”
Anamika Harirajh has taken to the official AUSA Women’s Rights Officer Facebook page to denounce those that vandalised the new sign which renamed Womenspace as ‘Womxnspace’ in order to reflect it being a trans-inclusive venue.
The name changes which involved a ‘x’ replacing the ‘e’ in women is used to “broaden the scope of womanhood” and is used to symbolise the inclusion of trans women, women of colour, and other women from different minority and intersectional backgrounds.” Harirajh says.
Harirajh said the new signage was put up less than two weeks ago and seeing it replace the old womenspace sign was “was one of the proudest moments I’ve had as the Women’s Rights Officer thus far.”"
Did ANY discussion take place before these changes were made? (Point of order: Women's Rights Officer - it's not all about you.)
Women's organisations now prioritise gender identification over sex, thereby abandoning all pretext that they advocate for the needs and challenges of women in NZ:
“Our standpoint is that trans women’s rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights. As feminists, we have a responsibility to defend equality for all genders and fight against gender discrimination. We know that we cannot achieve true equality as a country unless all trans people can fully and freely express their identity and participate fully in all aspects of life,” says Manning
In a Stonewall pivot, NCWNZ have decided women's advocacy is so last century, and so lead the charge for Gender Equal NZ.
@ncwnz Your identification as suffragettes is performative only. Just as other identities are.
Women gathering to talk about the impact on women of legislative and policy changes, were the focus of hundreds of protestors in Wellington. " The Trans and Non-Binary Dignity Collective NZ have urged Foster to declare a state of emergency to protect Wellington against the event, saying it classifies as an emergency for their community.
"Declaring a State of Emergency will reflect the severity of the situation. This is not about restricting women, this is about the freedom of trans people," a spokesperson said on Thursday. " - Newshub July 2021
In 2021, Speak Up For Women attendees are scolded for having a conversation "that caused angst for the trans community" by Wellington mayor, Andy Foster. So he organises the venue to be lit up in pink, white and blue during the event.
Hex Productions Ltd was funded $381,026 by NZonAir to produce 8x12min episodes of Alice Snedden's Bad News, under the designation of: Factual. RNZ reviewed Episode 2: TERFS that broadcast in 2020.
"“You’ve heard the term used in relation to high profile women such as JK Rowling, but what are trans exclusionary radical feminists, or TERFs, really all about? In this episode, Alice heads to Wellington to meet with the world’s first transgender MP, Georgina Beyer, and transgender advocate Caitlin Spice to hear about their experiences living in a society built upon rigid gender roles. Why are some people so afraid of trans people? And do so-called TERFs deserve to be called feminists? From there, Alice attends the Feminism 2020 event hosted by “gender critical” group Speak Up For Women in Parliament’s Banquet Hall. Hoping to ask questions of their most prominent speakers, what ensues is a police report, a legal battle and not a hell of a lot of free speech.”