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It was inevitable that this #Alberta lawyer would limit who could see her revealing thread.
So, I took screen shots to keep things on record.
This is an invaluable glimpse into the mindset of those working within the penal system in #Canada 🇨🇦.
In this series of 10 tweets, we see…… Image
Tweet #1 : Instant anger over citizens simply expressing their concerns in a public space. Image
Tweet #2 - Admitting that few in #Canada really care much about incarcerated women.
Amy is right!
But why, then, would she proceed to excoriate a few folks on a Calgary #yyc overpass who actually *do* care?
Why would she become so angry when encountering such a rare thing?…… Image
Tweet #3 - Aha, yes, here it is… “women with penises” Image
Tweet #4 - There it is, again: “women with penises.”
Only those who are ideologically captured would say such a thing.
In any case, Amy is wrong.
See these links:…


There are more such accounts emerging from within our penal…… Image
Tweet #5 - No doubt the “gender confirming surgeries” are provided free of charge, courtesy the #Canadian tax payer.

In any case, Amy indicates here that they are, indeed, being transferred to women’s prisons.
But where she is wrong is that women from the inside are telling us…… Image
Tweet #6 - The old trope: “But they feel so vulnerable being imprisoned with men!”
Yet, professionals like Amy cannot seem to make the immediate leap:
👉🏼If trans are vulnerable to men, women are even *more* vulnerable to men.
Why insist on forcing a male body into a woman’s cell?…… Image
Tweet #7 - Women of any race have every right to “complain” about being forced to share a prison cell with a male.
But, OK, just another tweet to verify that Amy works within the system.
Therefore, I take her thread very seriously.
Which is why I must take time to archive in this…… Image
Tweet #8 - This is also an old trope.
Males are far more threatening to females than other females are!
If two females confront each other in a prison it might actually be a fair fight.
But as we see in combat sports, males can punch up to 160% harder.
They have much stronger…… Image
Tweets #9 and #10 - Ah, yes, the inevitable profanity that always accompanies TRAs.
Truth is… We *do* care about safety for inmates. ALL inmates - including the ones who are actually female.
For the love of all things decent, put the tans-identifying males into a separate wing…… Image

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Oct 11, 2022
Having recently sat down to think & note all types of sports (team vs indiv, contact vs non-contact,etc) that could handle a “third (tr*ns) category,” I am concerned about the impending chaos in #sport.
Even “open” is tricky.
It really seems best to stick w/ binary MALE & FEMALE.
If someone identifies in a particular way to the point where they interfere with their own body - hormones & surgeries - that’s not on #sports. That’s a choice made by an individual athlete no different than choosing to retire. In a truly “inclusive” society a feminine male…
…should not have to blink at remaining in the MALE #sports category irrespective of conceptual identity or ideology. And we know that most female-born athletes who identify as men or NB stay in the female category already (and would do so even IF the was a third category!). So…
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Jun 5, 2022
Part of this #UNSPORTING situation is the need to ask.
This is the inevitable endpoint, right?
Bullying & gaslighting of female athletes, all for the sake of #sports organizations TRYING to be “inclusive” of (largely) privileged white males representing ~0.15% of the population.
Since I am both a former athlete, #sports program designer, and personal coach who also serves as president of a provincial sports organization (governance), my perspective of “big picture” informs me that retaking lost ground requires a coordinated effort.
One-off efforts …
…will make headlines but deep within #sport random boycotts or tweeting something will never be enough. Nothing wrong with these initial measures, but something much more comprehensive is going to be required, involving:
Read 18 tweets
Feb 26, 2022
Hold on.
I need to check my notes.
@JimBUWDawg So here's the deal, Jim.
It was utterly heartbreaking to listen to a woman who had no idea even 5 months ago what the trans movement was.
Her focus was on her daughter being on an @IvyLeague @NCAA swim team with bright hopes for a new season.
@JimBUWDawg @IvyLeague @NCAA As she looked through the early season times being posted by various swimmers, she notices some unbelievable times by someone called #LiaThomas.
She looks it up and realizes this is a man who now self-identifies as a woman an whom her daughter will now have to be competing with.
Read 9 tweets
Apr 28, 2021
Over this past weekend I took 18hr the CPR/FirstAid course in person.
Instructor was brilliant in anatomical knowledge & engaging!
Demonstrating palpation technique, he showed how to turn palm away from victim while checking chest area, due to sensitivity based upon gender.

...He said: “Of course, you all know there are three genders, right?”

As he said this he stood up and leaned back against the chalkboard with a smug “I told you so expression.”

He looked so pleased with himself.

Like a person suddenly revealing the existence of a new planet.
How could I let that stand?

Me: What are the three genders?

Him: Male, Female and “those that have both”

Me: Are you referring to Intersex? That’s not a 3rd gender. There’s only DSD male and DSD female.

Him: Now you are layering your belief system upon reality.

Read 8 tweets
Jun 23, 2020
June 23 is the anniversary of #TitleIX; that wonderful law un #USA 🇺🇸 that enabled me to get my scholarship & education.
To commemorate I will demonstrate the difference in argument between those who wish to usurp women’s #sports and women like me who fight to preserve it.
Usurper’s argument on the LEFT (original article)
Women’s argument on the RIGHT (track changes recommended by @coachblade )
#TitleIX anniversary June 23🎆
A call to “pause and clear your perspective”

#TitleIX anniversary June 23🎆
Read 12 tweets
Apr 3, 2020
The years 2015-2020 have revealed an insidious disregard for the #female category by #OlympicGames @olympics executives and their corporate sponsors.
Male (XY) 🧬athletes now allowed into XX events.
Time to take stock re #women’s #sports.
Where did we begin?
Where are we going?
Our story begins in the Egyptian Middle Kingdom (2000 B.C.)
Forms of women’s competition were somewhat different than we experience in 2020 A.D.
Contests revolved around two key aspects of #Egyptian life:
1. Food acquisition- #hunting & #fishing
2. Entertaining - #acrobatics
True #sports for women really began in Ancient Greece during the Classical period (400 B.C.). Unmarried girls had their own private competitions - also at Olympia every 4years.
These were separate from the men’s games.
The festivals were held in honour of Hera, wife of Zeus.
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