Citizenship Income Reform: taking sexual difference into account

The employment situation and wage levels of women -with strong regional variability- are very different between women and men. This was also the case for income, which also had a positive effect on the birth rate. This is why changing the institution requires a careful assessment of the so-called 'gender impact': an 'equal' reform could have unequal effects according to gender

The need for a citizenship income reform is now recognised across the board, albeit with different approaches and solutions. The Meloni government has presented its plan in progress. But the consideration of what is called the 'gender impact' -that is, the evaluation of the effects of the reform on women- still seems insufficient, generally underestimated by analyses. In a social situation and in a labour market like the Italian one, where women are strongly disadvantaged both in [...]

Prostitution 'clients' know full well that they are committing violence

Research on sex buyers shows that men are fully aware that prostitution is violence, that criminal organisations keep women in fear and that there is no 'regulation' that holds. But they only stop if they risk a criminal conviction, as is the case in Sweden, Norway, Canada, France, Ireland, Israel and other countries that have introduced the abolitionist model. Otherwise, they continue to consider date rape as their right

by Julie Bindel Germany is known as the brothel of Europe. It is a hard-won title. With more than 3,000 brothels across the country, and 500 in Berlin alone, its sex trade is worth more than £11 billion a year. Prostitution, in all its forms, has been legal in Germany since the end of World War II. Recently, however, attitudes are changing. People and politicians are asking the government to take notice of the so-called 'pimp state' and [...]

Iranian Beauty

In Iran, female beauty becomes the lever of a real revolution: nothing like the mortification-commodification of bodies that is propagated as freedom in the West. The struggle to be able to be a woman reveals the'hypocrisy of the queer

It is now almost two months since the Iranian girls' revolt against the veil began, an irrepressible wave that every day produces new images, new content, a breath of fresh air compared to certain narratives about women in the Islamic world, but also a mirror that reveals how much of an artefact there is behind so many politically correct watchwords of intersectional feminism or transfeminism. First, the veil is not a free choice, nor is that feminist empowerment about which we have been bombarded by [...]

Belgium, new feminicide law. To be studied

In Europe, male violence is the leading cause of death for women between the ages of 16 and 44. Belgium equips itself with a new law that for the first time legally defines feminicides in order to develop policies based on official statistics. Keeping in mind that violence is a device of male domination

Stop the slaughter of women. This is the meaning of the new 'law on the prevention of and fight against feminicides, gender-based crimes and the violence that precedes them' adopted at first reading in the Council of Ministers on 25 October in Belgium. Deposed by the Secretary of State for Gender Equality, Sarah Schlitz (Ecolo/Verdi), the framework law for the first time legally defines feminicides in order to develop combat policies based on official statistics. And in [...]

The name of the premier

Giorgia Meloni is not a feminist. Her history is not this. She has not shared in the long battles over language, over declension into the feminine instead of the neuter-masculine. But language today is a battleground that structures the most important political issues. And it deserves further reflection on her part

Giorgia Meloni is not a feminist. That is not her story. No woman on the right or centre-right who has held important political office, from Thatcher to Merkel, has ever called herself a feminist. Hence the non-sensitivity to the feminine declination of office, to which feminism instead attaches importance. Even if Angela Merkel at the end of her long chancellorship, during a meeting with the writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, agreed to call herself a feminist. According to Alice Schwarzer, founder of the [...]

England: new guidelines for 'trans' minors

While Spain is about to approve the horrifying Ley Trans, which allows the transition of girls from the age of 12 even if their parents oppose it, the English health service closes once and for all with the so-called pharmacological 'affirmative approach' (puberty blockers) practised for years and points to psychological treatment as the priority route. And in Italy? For the Italian Society of Paediatrics, these drugs do not cause any problems and their effects are completely 'reversible', a fact denied by several studies

The English health service (NHS) has published a new draft of guidelines for the treatment of children with gender dysphoria (full text here), pending the results of the Cass Review, an independent enquiry commissioned by the British health minister and led by paediatrician Hilary Cass (see here), which will lead to a complete restructuring of services dedicated to gender non-conforming children. After the closure of the Tavistock clinic -which we told you about here-, NHS puts a definitive end to the so-called [...]

Women-containers: pro-life and pro-utero for hire see eye to eye

For one and the other, the female body must make itself available to 'produce' the unborn child by renouncing the possibility of choice once pregnancy has begun. But a new life only really begins when there is a maternal yes: a fact that is unattainable and unattainable by law. Otherwise the only possibility is compulsion.

At least three things can be said about the bill filed by Maurizio Gasparri to amend Article 1 of the Civil Code and introduce into our legal system the recognition of the legal capacity of the conceived 'with the intention of preventing voluntary abortion in any form, whether legal or clandestine'. The first: it is highly unlikely that the bill will reach parliamentary halls. The immediate consequence of its approval would be the substantial inapplicability of law 194 because abortion would in fact be tantamount to murder. None of the majority forces [...]

The symbolic is political

Giorgia Meloni's 'no' to Silvio Berlusconi's wishes has been described as a nemesis: a young woman who sinks the old leader -'dragon devourer of virgins' defined him as the 'ex-wife' - and does not shy away from friends and foes alike. An unexpected twist in our misogynistic politics. Although the future premier has never called herself a feminist

Pompous, overbearing, arrogant and insulting. And she shortly replies that she is not to be blackmailed. In short, to paraphrase another famous exchange, 'not at disposal'. The major newspapers have already spoken of nemesis. The Cavaliere put under by a woman much younger than him, Giorgia Meloni, who at 45 could be the first to lead a government in Italy: hard accounts with her father, after all, are part of her biography. On the opposite front, the [...]
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7 August 2021
FtM and MtF, the two faces of transition
More women than men are transitioning - indeed, more girls than boys - reversing the proportions of the past. But the two apparently different phenomena do not emerge from the phallogocentrism and normativity of the male gaze. The fight against gender stereotypes needs to be intensified. Especially for the sake of minors
The phenomenon of transition appears to have profoundly changed in the last thirty years. The main change - though not the only one - concerns the biological sex of the people who decide to transition, which is now more females than males. Female-to-male FtMs were once an absolute rarity. The proportions were roughly one FtM for every hundred MtF, and even then they were two worlds anthropologically different and distant from each other. Today, FtMs make up the clear majority [...].
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27 July 2021
FtM and MtF, the two sides of transition
Today, more women than men - or rather, more girls than boys - are in transition, reversing the proportions of the past. But the two apparently different phenomena do not escape the phallogocentrism and normativity of the male gaze. The fight against gender stereotypes must be intensified. Above all, for the sake of minors.
The phenomenon of transition appears to have changed profoundly over the last thirty years. The main change - though not the only one - concerns the biological sex of the people who decide to transition, today more females than males. Once upon a time, female-to-male FtMs were an absolute rarity. The proportions were roughly one FtM for every hundred MtF, and even then they were two anthropologically different and distant worlds. Today FtMs constitute the clear majority of early transitions -7-8 cases out of 10- and [...]
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21 June 2021
Pregnancy of male mice to achieve human male birth: biotech experiment
Surgically attaching a pregnant female rat to the male uterus-transplanted rat so that its 'pregnant blood' nourishes the male pregnancy like an elixir. Objective: the business of trans gestations, defined as a 'human right'.
What is the point of taking a male and a female mouse, surgically attaching them as Siamese twins -parabiosis-, connecting the two circulatory systems to run the female's blood through the male, castrating the male, transplanting a uterus into his body, artificially impregnating the female, inserting embryos into the male mouse's uterus as well, and conducting the two pregnancies until both are delivered by caesarean section? Surely it does not serve the objective to make male mice give birth or male lambs or oxen or [...]
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16 May 2021
Uterus transplantation for trans MtF (male born)
Not only 'pregnant men' (trans FtMs, born women) as covered by L'Espresso: bioethical criteria for uterus transplants have recently been revised. The uterus can also be received by trans-MTFs, i.e. biologically male. For a complete transition
The cover of the latest issue of l'Espresso probably appears to most as a provocation. Those who follow certain scientific literature, however, know well that what was drawn is already reality, and has been for a while. Pregnancies in women who identify themselves as men - FtM, the acronym (Female to Male) - such as the one drawn on the cover of the weekly - are certainly nothing new: it is sufficient to search the sector databases (Scopus or WOS or Pubmed, for example, recognised for scientific publications evaluated for [...].
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