Month: April 2014

If we can pick our gender, why not our age?

Disclaimer: Hat Tip (and a fair bit of cut and paste) from: http://thefederalist.com/2014/03/27/if-we-can-pick-our-gender-can-we-pick-our-age-our-race/ Facebook offers a mass selection of more than 50 genders to choose from when you sign up. So why doesn’t Facebook let us select our date of…

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Gender Confusion Abounds – More examples

Transgender prisoner could apply to move NZ Herald 4 April 2014 A transgender Oamaru woman sentenced on Wednesday to nine months’ imprisonment in a men’s jail could apply to be moved to a women’s prison. A new system for transgender…

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Invisible Issue

NZ Herald 4 April 2014 The main political parties are quietly ignoring a Green candidate’s comments about the need to review abortion laws. Both sides of the argument agree the law is a mess and want it changed – but…

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Proof: Those demanding tolerance are the most intolerant!

Mozilla CEO resigns after furor over gay rights NZ Herald 4 April 2014 Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO and leaving the company following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California. The nonprofit…

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Can I change my age too?

Facebook sex changes: which one of 50 genders are you? The Telegraph 3 April 2014 Until now Facebook users have had to choose “male” or “female” as a gender when signing up for an account, but from today people will…

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Gender Bender Confusion

Australia’s top court recognises ‘neutral’ third gender NZ News 3 April 2014  Australia’s highest court on Wednesday recognised the existence of a third “non-specific” gender that is neither male nor female, in a landmark ruling campaigners said will help end…

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US state passed ban on abortions after 20 weeks

LifeNews 1 April 2014 The Mississippi legislature has approved a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and now the bill heads to the governor for his signature. The measure is similar to legislation pending in Congress…

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Soft Touch on Legal Highs Failing Communities

Media Release 2 April 2014 Family First says that the legislation governing legal highs is a ‘hospital pass’ to local councils, and families and communities are being put at a risk as a result. “Local communities do not want a…

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