NZ State Services Commission mandating pronoun use in email signatures. by NZrad in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 11 insightful - 1 fun11 insightful - 0 fun12 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thankfully I have recently retired as, prior to this I was part of the LGBT (then more letters crept in) working group. I was so stoked when this group was initially created as I had worked for about 20 years in the government organisation being barely a step out of the closet due to it's relatively conservative nature.

However, in the past year or two all of the issues changed to be completely T focused and then we moved on to pronouns. So much talk, so much pandering. I started to make excuses about why I couldn't attend the meetings. Near the end of my time at work, we were all being STRONGLY encouraged to put our pronouns in our signature blocks. I just couldn't and wouldn't. It is completely obvious what my sex is and the general population of my workplace has no idea about the gender wars that are going on. They would be complely baffled by anything other than the norm.

So, in conclusion, I am so happy to have retired before this nonsense became the 'thing to do' as I just can't bring myself to take any of it seriously and, quite frankly, find it all rather embarrassing.

TRA proud of falsifying medical data to align with his politics by dandeliondynasty in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You are absolutely correct about the 'key' which is always stored separately and securely. However, even the key is in code so noone should be able to amend that either.

Do you think the treatment of natal women and passing trans men are the same, even though the trans men are being perceived as male? by Genderbender in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

My opinion is that if a M transed to a F whilst with their current employer in Tech, they wouldn't experience the same level of discrimination as a woman.

My reasoning behind this is that everyone would be tip toeing around the TIM and not wanting to bring attention to themselves for being potentially trans phobic. There is also a fairly good chance that the TIM had already used his male privilege to get to the promotional position he wanted whilst in 'boymode'.

Women, or TIFs on the other hand, would just look like try hard men. Almost an extreme of 'not like other girls'.

I am so sick of having to f-king explain everything I do to people! by midgetmetalhead19 in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Shaving your legs as a woman is still pretty much 99% of the female population over here (Aus) but, as I am closing in on my 50's I just have no more shits to give. I don't even think about my hairy extremities and go about my business in shorts during the summer with no thought to it. If people stare, I certainly don't notice it and, I have never had an audible comment directed to me about it.

Honestly, it has been quite liberating and I am very hairy. I just really don't care.

Transwoman: MTF competing in women's sport are being "grossly unfair and stealing people's dreams" by dandeliondynasty in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Aside from the obvious post pubescent secondary sex characteristics, I am yet to read about why it is permissible for TIMs to have a higher T level than biological women and not be done for doping.

Can anyone point me to a coherent argument for this?

"I wonder how many gay people are actually transgender" but this isn't conversion therapy at all by readingotter in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 10 insightful - 5 fun10 insightful - 4 fun11 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

Ah, that just brought back 'repressed' memories of myself. I have always wanted a long, grey beard and smoke a pipe (think Gandalf). I must be a man!

TRA proud of falsifying medical data to align with his politics by dandeliondynasty in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Absolutely second this.

TRA proud of falsifying medical data to align with his politics by dandeliondynasty in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 10 insightful - 1 fun10 insightful - 0 fun11 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is one of those cases that I just don't believe. How did the person get a hold of the dataset in the first place and, why wasn't it stripped of identifying variables that would give them a clue whose gender they were 'amending'?

I have worked in social research and statistics for 25 years and data anonymisation is one of the first steps to securing the confidentiality of respondents. Going to call bullshit on this ever happening.

E: Even if this person was part of the research team, they should never be able to get hold of an unconfidentialised dataset. If what they did really did occur, that's a sackable offence and has just inVALIDated the results of the study

The state of trans discourse is a dystopic, capitalistic nightmare that places personal sense of identity over all else, including physical reality and historically oppressed classes. by [deleted] in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 8 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I think that's an interesting point that you make. I have been diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Severe Depression and, Borderline Personality Disorder (but the jury is still out on that one).

I also drink too much and, as part of my ongoing Rehab, I go into a Psychiatric clinic every six weeks or so. I've been doing this for a couple of years and the inpatient population is always approximately 75% female.

The clinic also runs a highly accredited Eating Disorder Program and that has always been 100% young females.

Interestingly enough, I have never seen a trans person in the clinic. And no, I know it's not because they just 'pass' so well. Something to ponder.

We've reached peak crazy. by [deleted] in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 15 insightful - 1 fun15 insightful - 0 fun16 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I don't want to look but I am assuming that the pictures are of a male, not a female with an add on.

We've reached peak crazy. by [deleted] in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 33 insightful - 6 fun33 insightful - 5 fun34 insightful - 6 fun -  (0 children)

To an outsider, this sounds exactly how Trump speaks (sorry to raise his name but it seems to be the same logic).

r/transgender talks about potential rugby ban, suggests trans women are weaker than cis women by RadioSilence in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thank you. I've said it before and I'll say it again. I am unable to open large jars with my bare hands because I can barely get my hand around the lid. It is not because I am a soft, weak 'girl'! Once I have flipped the jar and popped the seals with a butter knife I am able to open them no problem.

Trans women face potential women’s rugby ban over safety concerns by Echoofmiles in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

FFS, here is that opening jars argument again. My hands are so small that I can't even reach an octave on a piano which also means that I can't get a good grip on large jars. This has nothing to do with strength and everything to do with hand size....and, I can open that jar of gherkins. I turn it upside down, use a butter knife to 'pop' the seals and then turn it up the right way and bingo!

Maybe when TIMs talk about being weak they are actually just referring to being feeble minded.

E: Just to add 'even anthropologists can't tell the difference'. Bullshit, just bullshit. I studied Anthropology for a while as an undergrad and the female pelvic structure is obviously visibly different to the males. This argument sounds just like the 'even gynos can't tell the difference' bullshit.

Trans women face potential women’s rugby ban over safety concerns by Echoofmiles in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Rugby Union and League are very popular sports in Australia. I am more of an Australian Rules fan (hence Callum Mouncey being my usual point of reference) however, I do have a passing interest in both of the other codes.

I think what really gets my goat is when TRAs bring up examples of some South Pacific Islander women as examples of women who are taller and more muscular than the average caucasian women. Yes, they are sometimes bigger and stronger but they are still women and, as such, don't have the other underlying biological advantages as men (lung size, bone density- you know the drill). In addition these women have often sacrificed speed over bulk (much like in the mens' code,) so the smaller, more agile women are often nimble (not sure thst's the word I am looking for) enough to avoid or outpace their tackles.

I don't think I am putting my point across as strongly as I could but, to take my partner and myself as examples. She is smaller lighter and far more agile than me. In a hypothetical situation I would probably be in the ruck with the other larger, heavier, stronger women whilst she would be skipping down the sidelines laughing at us as the ruck broke up knowing there was no way that we would e able to catch her. However, in the case of a man, he would also likely be in the ruck and be able to push and flatten all of us larger females and therefore win the ball for his team - along with potentially injuring others in the scrum.

I'm hoping that someone with more experience in the codes can chip in and explain things better. I know nothing about American football so I can't really relate the danger in terms of game play with regards to that code.

E: There are also always going to be outliers, look up Jonah Lomu (sp?) playing against England. But, at least they were all still males.

TIF whining because gay men behave like gay men by weirdthorn in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 17 insightful - 1 fun17 insightful - 0 fun18 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I am not a gay man but I am close friends with a number of them. Apart from the obvious lack of 'equipment' on this woman, does she not understand that not all gay male sex involves penetration. They like dicks and all of the multiple sexual things you can do with them. A 'micropenis' (ie hormonally enlarged clitoris) or a strap on is not even in the ball park (excuse the pun).

Apologies to the gay males for not staying in my lane, but shit, really???? What was she thinking.....

Pedophile gets caught downloading CP in an hospital. The BBC insists that the perv is a "woman" by SharpTomorrow in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks for that clarification. I was wonderingvwhubthe article only said 9 months but I assumed it was a typo. I am even more enraged 🤯🤬

Pedophile gets caught downloading CP in an hospital. The BBC insists that the perv is a "woman" by SharpTomorrow in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 12 insightful - 1 fun12 insightful - 0 fun13 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think you mean when they are being stunning and brave / patronising s

Peaking articles. by midgetmetalhead19 in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes, I am "equating womanhood with having a vagina" if it comes down to the basic anatomy of things (and by vagina I mean one created by nature/chromosomes - you know what I mean) and NO, I will not go and '(re)educate' myself. I did many years of comphet before arriving to where I am and NO at nearly 50, I DO NOT intend to go back. FFS, just leave us lesbians alone.

Peaking articles. by midgetmetalhead19 in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

And this is why I would never be a good blogger. Absolutely. Fantastic.

Pedophile gets caught downloading CP in an hospital. The BBC insists that the perv is a "woman" by SharpTomorrow in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 50 insightful - 1 fun50 insightful - 0 fun51 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

There are many aspects of the 'T movement' that annoy me but I think that the statistical (mis)representation infuriates me the most.

These people are MEN they do not belong in women's crime statistics, prisons, shelters, hospital wards etc. FFS, call it as it is

Edit: 19 months for over 80k images of CP!!!! What the ever living FUCK.

When men are better at being women then women. by Eurowoman24 in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 6 insightful - 6 fun6 insightful - 5 fun7 insightful - 6 fun -  (0 children)

Ahem, in some places I would like you to know that Math identifies as Maths /s

Places to write a blog? by EnnuiOz in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thank you for all of your responses. I am still learning how to navigate this site and must have notifications turned off as I only just noticed the little red envelope by my user name and saw that you had replied.

I'll have to keep adapting before I start anything up as I want it to be modern enough for users to be able to navigate and ensure my thoughts are collected in how I would like to present information.

You can never get a truthful answer to a question like: "are trans women women?" Gillian Philip was fired by HarperCollins for the "wrong" answer to that question. From now on expect people to lie. When you hold a gun to someones head, they'll tell you what you want to hear. by Cacator in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Age AND money. He should have no shits left to give. At this point he can live on royalties longer than I have been alive (which is nearly 50 years)!

Looks like r/gendercriticalguys has now been banned too by Smitt in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Just searched for it and no matches thus far. I assume they will be here soon though.

Hello! by Esseteee in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Great point. I'll be doing that today and leaving a message.

Hello! by Esseteee in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 10 insightful - 2 fun10 insightful - 1 fun11 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Hi, I'm also new and am still learning to navigate the new site. I was moderately active in GC on Reddit but am thankful I don't have to prove that as all of my comments disappeared when the sub was banned. That said, I was lucky enough to keep my user name so some people may recognise me. I was dreading having to somehow prove that it was still the same old me.

I have been quite disgusted, yet not surprised, at the amount of gloating that has been going on within the TRA subs.

Another ban wave just happened. by [deleted] in MeanwhileOnReddit

[–]EnnuiOz 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I wonder if big pharma will duck and weave when that day comes and the hammer will actually fall on doctors and therapists.

Just a musing as I can't believe that anything will bring big pharma down.

Another ban wave just happened. by [deleted] in MeanwhileOnReddit

[–]EnnuiOz 12 insightful - 1 fun12 insightful - 0 fun13 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

In my workplace (Commonwealth Public Service) there are indeed more women than men. However, as soon as you break that down by promtional level (hierarchy), you quickly see that the glass ceiling is well and truly in existence. That is women outnumber men in the lower graded positions but, as soon as you hit middle management, and, even worse, senior management, the pendulum has well and truly swung.

Beware if you had old reddit accounts: They're resurrecting old accounts by [deleted] in GenderCritical

[–]EnnuiOz 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I've only ever had the one account and every time i've opened reddit for probably the last month there's been a message about whether I want to link my email account. I just answer no but now I'm wondering if they already know it as I exclusively post from my phone on my own IP (ie, not VPN), and was relatively active on GC.

This is my first post over here and, while unrelated to the topic, I really miss GC. I am older and somewhat struggling to find my groove on this new platform.