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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Feminists celebrate MPs’ defeat of Victorian Birth Certificate Bill

*Pic: Jay Morrison, Flickr

The Births Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill was defeated in the Victorian Legislative council this week.

Women’s Liberation Front has expressed its gratitude to all members of the Legislative Council for voting against this Bill, that would have seen women’s rights in Australia irreparably damaged.

We have expressed our special thanks to Rachel Carling-Jenkins, Inga Peulich, Georgie Crozier, Melina Bath and Wendy Lovell who spoke against the Bill in debate, in the face of the frightening abuse and silencing that women who speak out against gender identity politics are experiencing around the world.

We were disappointed to see that Labor member Gayle Tierney continued to deny the impact of the proposed law on women’s right to female-only spaces and services, such as domestic violence shelters, changing rooms within female-only facilities and sports teams.

Should the Labor Party wish to sincerely engage in seeking to understand the implications for women and women’s rights with regard to this Bill we would welcome the opportunity to meet with them to discuss our concerns around these issues.

*Tessa Anne is a radical feminist activist, working the Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) and the Nordic Model in Australia Coalition (NORMAC). In her spare time Tessa is completing a law degree at Macquarie University. Tessa loves dogs, libraries and every courageous woman and girl fighting against male domination.

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Lynne Newington

    July 27, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    I don’t think I know any feminists let alone radical ones…..this Tessa Anne sounds someone to reckon with…..I wonder how she would’ve faced off with Mark Coleridge with his remarks that I’ve never forgotten to Muriel Porter also a warrior for womens rights sometime ago.
    http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/09/12/1031608299402.html…..

  2. Leonard Colquhoun

    December 11, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    How about this for a nomenclature ‘accommodation’ (or ‘compromise’, if you like) in how Birth Certificates are filled:

    < > ?

    (Not sure whether ‘genetic’ is what I want – maybe ‘genomic’?)

    ^An experienced, accomplished and professionally honoured legal executive warned me to (i) never, ever, leave an empty space on a legal document. She also impressed these other two practices on me: (ii) ‘stamp & lodge’ every bit of paper which passes across your desk*, and (iii) never, ever, return any documents to employers or to bureaucratic / administrative offices without having copied them. * a ‘practice made perfect’ which reduced pupil claims of ‘You must’ve lost it’ to an effective zero.

  3. Isla MacGregor

    December 6, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Congratulations certainly need to go to Tessa Anne and the Women’s Liberation Front for all their work towards informing members of the Victorian Parliament over the Bills potential implications for women’s rights and women’s spaces in Victoria.

    Common sense has prevailed in the Victorian Legislative Council – well done!

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