What’s Current: Most Canadians believe male inmates should be housed separately from female inmates

  • New polling conducted on behalf of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute reveals four times as many Canadians believe it is important to maintain single-sex housing of prisoners in Canada’s prisons, segregating male and female inmates, with only one in five Canadians deeming the policy unimportant. Whereas half of Canadians believe that male inmates who identify as women must be accommodated in some way, only less than one third believe that they should be housed in female prisons. Slightly over 70 percent of Canadians do not believe that trans-identified male inmates should be housed with women.
  • A woman who worked as a case manager at The Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital for years has come out against the epidemic of transing kids. In a piece for The Free Press entitled, “I Thought I Was Saving Trans Kids. Now I’m Blowing the Whistle,” Jamie Reed says she left the clinic in November because she “could no longer participate in what was happening there.”

“By the time I departed, I was certain that the way the American medical system is treating these patients is the opposite of the promise we make to “do no harm.” Instead, we are permanently harming the vulnerable patients in our care.children is morally and medically appalling.”

  • A sex offender has been stalking, threatening, and harassing women for weeks at Berlins’s Free University (FU), but victims are being urged not to alert the police over fears of racism, as the perpetrator is a migrant. A letter to student initiatives and university groups from the General Students’ Committee (AStA) says, “We would like to point out that police operations for people affected by racism are generally associated with an increased risk of experiencing police violence.”
  • The man who created the trans pride flag, Monica Helms (born Robert Hogge), has announced that he and his partner, also a trans-identified male, are adopting a 14-year-old “trans daughter,” who is a biological male.
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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist from Vancouver, BC. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and is now exiled in Mexico with her very photogenic dog.