This page brings together some links to resources that may be useful in helping to understand the issues around women's sex-based rights. It is divided into 3 sections:
Groups both within Australia and overseas that work to support women's sex-based rights.
Useful articles and podcasts that the VWG has referenced in its work There are also links to relevant Victorian legislations.
Information about contacting politicians.
The Declaration on Women's Sex-Based Rights. This international declaration was launched in New York in March 2019.
These Australian State-based groups are concerned about women's sex-based rights.
Australia Parents Questioning Gender (based in NSW)
International groups formed to protect women and girls' sex-based rights
LAVA Lesbian Action for Visibility Aotearoa
Peak Trans A excellent website based in the UK. It features many blog posts as well as links to newspaper articles from a variety of countries. Well worth a look.
Sex Matters A UK based group that focuses on why sex matters in the law
Transgender Trend A UK based organisation to support parents of transgender children
Fair Play for Women Another UK based group. Their campaigns are mainly around sport and prisons
LGB Alliance A UK group who believe that attempts to introduce confusion between biological sex and the notion of gender are harming LGB people. They are especially concerned about the transitioning of children
We the Females Canadian women's organisation critical of the self-identity legislation introduced in Canada in June 2017
Our Duty An international support group for parents wishing to protect their children from gender ideology.
Stats for Gender An excellent source of peer reviewed articles, summarised in simple language, that correct much of the statistical misinformation used by trans activists.
2. Articles, Podcasts and Legislation
Attacks on our democracy (how to avoid public and media scrutiny when influencing governments)
The Denton Paper
Nolan Investigates Stonewall (included here because Australia has a similar organisation that influences public policy in very similar ways – without consultation with or involvement of the broader community). https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p09yjmph (To may need to download BBC Sounds from the App Store or Google Play to listen to these informative podcasts)
How self-id affects women and girls in sport
Society for Science-based Gender Medicine (SEGM)
Peer-reviewed rebuttal to The Endorcrine Society’s claim that hormonal and surgical interventions for those suffering from gender dysphoria are safe and effective
Adolescent development – impact of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones
Claims puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones benefit mental health not supported by the evidence
Impact on brain development
Impact on bone density
Countries rejecting “the affirmation model”
Why Sweden ends use of “Dutch protocol”
Top US trans specialist surgeons themselves question treatment of gender dysphoria in adolescents
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN AUSTRALIA? (Noting that the Victorian Parliament endorsed the “gender affirmation model” that the countries listed above (other than the USA) are now walking away from in early 2021)
RANZCP (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists): Updated guidelines on treatment of Gender Dysphoria
Article on RANZCP change of focus
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960390 (can subscribe to Medscape for free for access)
SEGM’s analysis of flawed “evidence” AusPATH uses to justify Australia “affirmation” treatment guidelines
Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria
Trans activists want to deflect attention from Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria because it exposes the popularity of transitioning as a ‘trend’ rather than an actual psychological predisposition.
Warning from 2017
Suicide, attacks and murder statistics
This information regarding suicide rates is from the UK. However, the only Australian data available appears to have similar flaws to the UK data – surveys of self-nominated participants, poor methodology, no control groups, no peer-reviewed published data, so it is very difficult have confidence in the veracity of claims regarding suicidality.
Figures relating to attacks and murder rates of trans people are also difficult to find. This may be because whether a person is trans or not is not recorded in police reports – an issue made more difficult with self-id legislation. It is clear from news reports make it clear that almost all women murdered in Australia are biological women murdered by their male partners. An internet search shows three trans identified males have been murdered in the past decade in Australia.
A global list of transgender people murdered in the world is released in time for Transgender Day of Remembrance each year. In 2020, the list included 350 people. The majority of murders happened in Central and South America, with Brazil having the highest figure of any country (152 people). Mexico was next with 57, while the United States experienced either 28 or 37 deaths (the disparity is due to a dispute about whether Puerto Rico figures are counted as part of the Central and South America region or as the USA.)
The UN’s figures for 2020 are not available, but in 2017, one hundred and thirty-seven women each day were killed by a member of their family. It is estimated that of the 87,000 women who were intentionally killed in 2017 globally, more than half (50,000) were killed by intimate partners or family members. More than one third (30,000) of the women intentionally killed in 2017 were killed by their current or former intimate partner.
The Victorian Women’s Guild considers that it is critical for crime statistics to record the natal sex of every perpetrator and victim, otherwise it is difficult to identify risks to people no matter how they identify. Without that information, it is also difficult to identify “hotspots” and causes, which in turn makes it difficult if not impossible to develop effective strategies to prevent such violence.
Ms Millar was initially told a suffragette ribbon tied on a fence was the basis for the charges against her, but the charges have now been expanded to include posting an image of that ribbon and making other comments regarding biological reality and sex-based rights on social media. At the time of writing, the case has been adjourned until 1 November 2021.
Abigail Shrier: Irreversible Damage (Regnery Publishing 2020)
Helen Joyce: Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality (One World 2021)
Max Robinson: Detransition: Beyond, before and after (Spinifex Press 2021)
Janice Raymond: Doublethink: A feminist challenge to transgenderism (Spinifex Press 2021)
State Government information and legislation
Victorian Government Response to the Recommendations of the Legislative Assembly Legal and Social Issues Committee’s Inquiry into Anti-Vilification Protections.
Births Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Act 2019
Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Act 2021
3. How to contact Politicians
Victoria: If you are not sure of who your MPs are or how to contact them, information can be found at this link:
Type in your address, then click on the “District” button to find your Legislative Assembly parliamentarian, and on the “Region” button to find your Legislative Council parliamentarians. (Click on the grey “View Member” button on the righthand side of the page for how to contact each of your elected representatives.)