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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28 July 2022
Petrillo's stolen records: 'But I also won as a man'. Is this true? Here's the fact-checking
While the Olympic Committee announces a change in the guidelines on the participation of male bodies in women's sports, Valentina born Fabrizio Petrillo aspires to participate in the Paralympic Games in the women's category. To those who accuse her of wanting to win easily, she replies that she was winning even before the transition. But this is not the case: here is an analysis of Petrillo's times and how they are evaluated in the male and female categories respectively
After the international federations of swimming, cycling and other sports, even the Olympic Committee is backtracking on the 'inclusive' sport of male bodies in women's sports. Francesco Ricci Bitti at the head of ASOIF, the association that brings together the international federations of summer Olympic sports, announced at a recent conference the need to review the current rules on the participation of transgender athletes, especially MtF, men who 'identify as women'. Francesco Ricci Bitti said, "According to the human rights approach [...]
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4 June 2022
New records and Olympic ambitions: from Petrillo to Thomas, the 'inclusive' sport that excludes women
The incredible injustice of male bodies in women's sports continues despite the silence of the media. But voices of female athletes forced to compete with male opponents are growing
'Valentina' born Fabrizio: new Italian record and convocation to World Para Athletics By now, the victories in the women's category of 'Valentina' born Fabrizio Petrillo hardly make the headlines anymore. Petrillo, a man who identifies himself as a woman, already held the national record in several categories of women's running last year. Recent sporting chronicles report further improvements in his own records. Petrillo took part in the first round of the Fidal Regional Societaries in Forli (14-15 May 2022), where she recorded a new record [...].
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7 April 2022
Boris Johnson: No male bodies in women's sports
Following a letter to the International Cycling Union calling the rules on the inclusion of transgender athletes discriminatory, Boris Johnson declared that 'trans women', i.e. men born biologically male, should not compete in women's sports and that women are entitled to spaces dedicated only to them.
Male-born 'inclusive' women's sport is currently the subject of a heated debate in the British media, not least in view of the forthcoming national elections (May 2022). The scandalous victories of Lia Thomas in America had already caused a stir, but the prospect of a similar case in Great Britain has raised the attention of female athletes and all women, and has also forced Prime Minister Boris Johnson to make a statement on the subject. In this case, the protest of the female athletes, expressed [...]
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19 February 2022
Trans-athlete Petrillo wins it all. And - of course - thinks about politics
Fabrizio-Valentina Petrillo continues to rout opponents. Her last podium finish was at the 200m indoor masters championships in Ancona. She says that sport divided by gender is violence. And she proclaims her motto-manifesto: "Everyone must have the opportunity to determine for themselves who they are". Starting with gender
Between the Olympics and the DDL Zan last year, sports publications devoted a lot of space to 'inclusive sport' and to Valentina born Fabrizio Petrillo, presented as the 'first transgender athlete to wear the Italian national team jersey in an international competition'. Petrillo, who competes both in Paralympic competitions for the visually impaired and in the masters championships for female athletes over 35 (here is the entry of the athletes beaten by her male body), hoped until the very end to participate in the female category at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. The qualification [...]
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16 July 2021
Too fast, too tall, too strong: An analysis of Petrillo's performance in the men's and then in the women's category #Olympics
A study by statistician Marco Alciator on the athlete's results before and after taking hormones and switching from the male to the female category based on his declared gender identity. Evidently, even with the lowered testosterone levels required to compete in the women's category, he is still unfairly advantaged. But the media rejoice at his easy victories.
When questions arise about the fairness of trans-identified male athletes competing with women, the usual reply is that their performance has deteriorated since their 'gender transition'. Considering the fact that sports competitions are divided by sex, namely the sexual difference of men's and women's bodies, and not on performance parameters, is it true that lowered testosterone levels would worsen the results of male athletes who say they 'feel like women'? The IOC's decision to admit these men to women's competitions [...].
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12 July 2021
Why sport is so important for women
It is an experience of empowerment, of self-esteem, of liberation from stereotypes. Especially in those places in the world where patriarchy is fiercest. But in 'liberal' countries dishonest males want to invade and usurp women's sports
Some time ago we published "Why allow men to compete with women?" an open letter from Linda Blade to the Olympic Committee. Linda has a lifetime's experience in athletics, but also a great deal of scientific knowledge about how bodies are built and how they move. With her doctorate in Kinesiology and her professional experience, she has been a great campaigner for the protection of women's sports with numerous media appearances to her credit, including a Munk debate [...]
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19 June 2021
Too fast, too tall, too strong. Analysis of Petrillo's performance in the men's category and then in the women's #O Olympics
A study by statistician Marco Alciator on an athlete's results before and after taking hormones and changing category from male to female - even if he is still a man at birth. As you can see, even with lowered testosterone levels for women, there is no contest. But the media rejoice at his easy victories
When someone questions the fairness of male-born athletes competing with women, they usually reply that their performance has deteriorated since the 'gender transition'. Apart from the fact that sports competitions are divided by gender according to the sexual difference of men's and women's bodies and not according to performance parameters, is it true that lowered testosterone levels would worsen the results of male athletes who say they 'feel like women'? [...]
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12 June 2021
Why allow men to compete with women? Letter to the Olympic Committee
The Tokyo Olympics will be the first in which male athletes who say they 'feel like women' will compete in the women's categories, in deference to the ideology of gender identity. Former athletics champion Linda Blade writes to the IOC and the Japanese people: you deserve honourable Olympic Games
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics - this is the official name despite the postponement - will be the first in which male athletes who say they "feel like women" will participate in the female categories, authorised by the IOC in deference to the ideology of gender identity. In Japan, which has been governed almost uninterruptedly since the 1950s by the conservative and pronatalist LDP (Liberal Democratic Party or Jimintō), the situation regarding transhumanism is different from that in Western countries. However, gender identity activists are present, well organised [...]
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7 June 2021
24 Italian female athletes to take legal action against male ultracorps in their sports
The sportswomen -including Cristina Sanulli and Denise Neumann, beaten by the trans Valentina Petrillo- claim to be deprived of fair competitions, in violation of the Equal Opportunities Code. And they write to Minister Bonetti and Undersecretary Vezzali. No answer so far.
As the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games approached in July, the media began showing footage of women's competitions in which male-born athletes also participate - and almost always win - thanks to the guidelines drawn up by an all-male group of the International Olympic Committee, which stipulate self-identification with 'female gender identity' and lowered testosterone levels as the only criteria. The images of these tall, muscular bodies, with a frame that despite the [...]
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31 May 2021
I was the fastest girl in Connecticut. Until I had to compete with men
An omertous silence covers the scandal of the invasion of women's sports by male 'ultra-bodies'. But at last some female athletes, destined for certain defeat, are starting to speak out.
Anna Vanbellinghen is a Belgian weightlifter and at the next Olympic Games in Tokyo she will have to face New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard, the first trans Olympic athlete, among her competitors. Vanbellinghen says that having any chance with Hubbard is impossible, that this is "a bad joke" for female athletes. She is the first of the Olympians to break the silence, and so far the only one. Vanbellinghen understands that trans athletes need to be able to compete and hopes that a solution will be found, but she can't [...]
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5 March 2021
Trans rights: a major issue in American politics
The American Democratic Party is being torn apart by the Andrew Cuomo affair, the New York state governor accused of harassment by three women, and by other important issues such as the diatribe between moderates and Sanders' left wing on the failure to raise the minimum wage. But it regains its unity on the issue of transgender rights, to which Joe Biden has been devoting extraordinary attention since the very first hours of his mandate, to the point of threatening sanctions against those countries that have [...]
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21 January 2021
Biden, day 1: free access to women's sports for transwomen with male bodies
He didn't even wait 24 hours: among the very first executive orders of the new American president Joe Biden - together with urgent measures on health, such as the obligation to wear masks, and on migrants - the readmission of transgender 'girls' to girls' school sports. So, born males - with male bodies, male muscles and almost always male genitals - who "identify" as women and who will obviously also be able to access reserved areas such as bathrooms and changing rooms. The decree was ready and was immediately issued, [...].
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