Feminism and women’s rights

“Transwomen are doubleplus good women”: Government receives late submission on Births Bill from Handmaids Association

Earlier this week, a late submission was made on the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration (BDMRR) Bill currently under consideration by a select committee. Public submissions on the Bill overwhelmingly emphasise the issue of gender identity, asking that the current BDMRR Act be amended to allow greater ease in changing the sex marker on …

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Women's gym receives unwelcome visit from “Dick Surprise”

A Wellington women’s gym has received a sign-up request from an unexpected source. Dick Surprise, who identifies as a non-binary pansexual Wellingtonian, sports male genitalia but claims to be a “woman inside”. “I walk past this gym all the time,” Surprise told reporters. “And it really bugs me. Sure, men may control and dominate almost …

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"Sex-based protections are undermined wherever sex is ill-defined": Oral submission to parliament

This is the text of my oral submission on the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration Bill. It was delivered to the select committee at parliament on April 11. In several sections, this Bill challenges understandings of sex that are a) based on biology, b) commonplace and c) form the basis of international mechanisms that …

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The interview on breast binding that "simply dropped out of the system" at Radio New Zealand

On May 3, I was called by a Radio New Zealand journalist to give an interview for Morning Report. The interview concerned my petition challenging a Givealittle campaign that asks supporters for funds to promote breast binding in colonised regions. After completing the interview and preparation, I was informed that this interview “appears to have …

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Press release: ANZAC Day “Patriarchal Bollocks” work temporarily installed at memorial park

This press release was published on Scoop Media and later deleted by Joe Cederwall and Alastair Thompson. Apparently this anti-war protest, involving two bouncy balls, was “too combative” and should have been more “subtle”. I’m guessing that Thompson and Cederwall have not read much about World War One, the arms trade, the history of anti-war …

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Why I left the left: New Zealand's activist scene is sexism saturated

Like many other Gen X New Zealanders, I grew up with a social conscience, but in a climate of political lethargy. So it was not until my mid twenties that I became an activist. Before then, I would volunteer or collect for charities on and off, whilst struggling to make sense of the world and …

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Protect women's rights and spaces: Submission on the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Bill

1 March 2018 Submission on the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Bill To the Governance and Administration Select Committee, I am making this submission to the above committee as an individual. My submission is in response to the opening up of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act (BDMRRA) for amendments through a …

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The people who wrote to support feminist action at Auckland Pride: Thank you.

Note: GNC is an abbreviation for gender non-conforming.   On the evening of Saturday, February 17, Charlie Montague and I jumped the fence at Auckland Pride to lead the parade and conduct the first televised interview of the event. We – proudly – held a two metre banner reading STOP GIVING KIDS SEX HORMONES – …

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