Trans activists fail to cancel Dublin rally defending biological sex

A Dublin rally in support of women’s sex-based rights has gone ahead, despite attempts by pro-trans protestors to shout down the event.

Organised by Standing For Women, the event aimed to promote the importance of biological sex and challenge the transgender narrative.

The journalist and author Dr Helen Joyce, who spoke at the rally, recently warned that Government plans to outlaw hate crime in Ireland risked stifling free speech on contentious issues such as trans ideology.

‘Trans cult’

Headline speaker and prominent defender of biological reality Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull told The Sunday Times: “This is about women voicing concerns about a cult or an ideology that is being forced upon us.

“It’s about whether we can accurately describe what a woman is. It’s whether or not we can expect our daughters to go into a changing room and not see a penis.

“It’s about whether or not we want our daughters to play Gaelic football and not get aggressively tackled by a man.”

Commenting on the protest by trans activists, Keen-Minshull said: “They have a right to protest but they don’t have a right to prevent us from being heard and talking”.


Advertisements on social media encouraging activists to gather and march on the event included, ‘#NoTerfsInOurCity’ and ‘#TransRightsAreHumanRights’.

‘Terf’, or Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist, is a term of abuse used by trans activists of women who uphold the reality of biological sex.

Joyce commended the Garda for ensuring the rally went ahead and said that protestors failed to understand that “women’s rights depend upon women being able to set boundaries that exclude all men however they identify”.

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