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Anti-trans activists fudge OIA statement – Report

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

It is a struggle to understand how “gender critical” activists can make a case against housing trans-women in Women’s prisons based on such a profound lack of clear evidence.What is clearly understood is a history of trans-people suffering harrasment, assaults, sexual violation, and worse within prisons in New Zealand and overseas. For “gender critical” activists to now target trans-people as threatening women in “safe places” such as prisons is disturbing.

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Apartheid in Aotearoa New Zealand – yes, it does exist

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  98 Comments

Minister Tracey Martin has a moment in our history to do the right thing. Fran Wilde led the way with gay law reform.

But the movement for social justice and inclusion did not end thirty-three years ago. Just as the feminist movement still has much to accomplish.

We cannot, as a society, exclude a small minority by creating a system or practice that separates people according to their status as trans-gendered.

That is apartheid.

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Fairfax media and Kiwiblog revise incorrect story denigrating trans-people

By   /  January 28, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

On 24 January, I wrote to David Farrar,  pointing out that his blogpost and ‘tweet’ were based on an inaccurate media story;

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David Farrar – fomenting happy mischief at other people’s expense

By   /  January 6, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

One of the roles that bloggers/citizen journalists is to hold the mainstream media to account when they omit facts or are inaccurate in the way facts are presented. In this case, the Fairfax/Stuff reporting was so carelessly written as to make it utterly worthless.

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