What’s Current: Australian woman reported to police after criticizing male playing on women’s football league

  • An Australian woman was reported to the police after criticizing the participation of trans-identified male, Riley Denis, in the women’s football league. New South Wales Police visited Kirralie Smith on April 1 and handed her an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO), requiring that she does not discuss or approach Dennis. Smith is the spokeswoman for an organization called Binary Australia which campaigns against gender identity ideology in defense of women’s rights. Last month, Reduxx was directed by a government representative to either delete or heavily censor an article published on the site, describing Dennis as male and reporting allegations that he had injured female soccer players.
  • SNP MP Joanna Cherry was due to appear at The Stand Comedy Club during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August but was no-platformed on account of her criticisms of gender identity ideology, explaining:

“I’m being cancelled and no-platformed because I’m a lesbian, who holds gender-critical views that somebody’s sex is immutable.

I’ve made those views clear over a number of years. I have never said that trans people should not have equal rights.”

Apparently a trans-identified comedian named Bethany Black had been scheduled to appear as well, but pulled out, saying he didn’t want to appear at the same venue as Cherry.

  • Heavy metal icon Dee Snider responds to San Francisco Pride’s decision to cancel him from their lineup after the Twisted Sister frontman supported Paul Stanley’s statement questioning the transitioning of kids, saying:

“The transgender community needs moderates who support their choices, even if we don’t agree with every one of their edicts. For some Transgender people (not all) to accuse supporters, like me, of transphobia is not a good look for their cause.”

He signed his statement, “Dee Snider Your cisgender, crossdressing ally,” adding that he would “continue to support the transgender community and their right to choose even if they reject me and moving forward, I am open to educating myself so I can be a better ally.”

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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.