Growing body of research rejects transgender movement

first_imgWashington Times 22 February 2018Family First Comment: Not often we quote the Washington Times, but this article (and the review of Ryan T Anderson’s great new book) is worth the read.Perhaps the tide is finally turning and society is waking up – no thanks to the media.Is Caitlyn Jenner a woman? A growing body of research from scientists, philosophers and feminists says no.The latest contribution to the debate is “When Harry Became Sally,” a just-released book by Heritage Foundation senior research fellow Ryan T. Anderson, who critiques the transgender movement on the grounds of metaphysics, medicine and public policy.Contrary to the transgender movement’s central claim — that “gender identity” determines whether someone is a man, a woman or something else — Mr. Anderson said the only rationale for determining an organism’s sex is “by that organism’s organization with respect to sexual reproduction.”“Apart from that, all you have are sex stereotypes,” Mr. Anderson said Wednesday at a Heritage Foundation gathering. “There’s no other objective standard for identifying the sex of an individual.”Human beings are a “sexually dimorphic species,” with complementary reproductive systems that are either male or female, Mr. Anderson said. One’s sex is evident in DNA, can be tracked in the womb and manifests itself “in many of our bodily systems and organs all the way down to the molecular level.”Mr. Anderson, a leading defender of traditional marriage, also co-wrote the influential pamphlet “What Is Marriage?” In “When Harry Became Sally,” he turns his attention to the transgender movement, which progressive activists have dubbed the new civil rights frontier.READ MORE: read more

Zenith Bank Basketball: Over 200 Female Players Invade Kaduna

first_imgBalewa said that the best four teams in each group in phase 1 and 2 would proceed to Round Two of the league while the last two teams in each group would be relegated to division one at the end of the competition.Defending Champion, First Bank, Customs and Dolphins won all their matches at the first phase in Abuja, but the setting will different at this stage where they are expected to confront one and another.First Bank Head Coach, Peter Ahmedu, said after the first phase that the real battle would begin at the Kaduna leg.He explained that the first phase has given them the opportunity to assess their arc rivals, Dolphins and Customs.“We are going to Kaduna to continue with the determination and commitment we displayed during our first phase matches. We are not going to undermine any team as we will play each game as it comes,” the First Bank Coach said.Ahmedu said with fair officiating and a good atmosphere the second phase would point the finger to where the league title would head to at the end of the championship Saturday August 8th in Lagos.Also speaking during the first leg in Abuja founder and Coach of Dolphins, Mr. Wale Aboderin, exuded confidence that his youthful side would gave a good account of themselves in the league.“It is too early to predict who will wear the crown at this stage but we shall surely give the title a good chase with hard work, discipline and determination,” he posited.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ramat Square, Kaduna will be a beehive of activities from tomorrow, Saturday April 29 as over 200 female basketballers arrive the city in continuation of this year’s Zenith Bank Women Basketball League which dunked off in Abuja a fortnight ago.Secretary General of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Augustine Balewa, said the arrival of the teams would serve as prelude to the Technical Committee Meeting fixed for the Indoor Sports Hall of Ramat Square the next day.He said actions would begin on Monday, May 1st with all the 18 teams rubbing shoulders until the Monday, May 8th when the second phase will come to an end.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Wednesday, September 7, 2016:•2:45 a.m. Officers investigated violation of a protection order in the 600 block N. Olive, Wellington of known suspect.•3:17 a.m. Joseph L. Elliott, 43, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with violation of protection order.•8:01 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 1000 block W. 8th, Wellington.•8:29 a.m. Officers took a report of a suspicious person in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•1:09 p.m. Jeremy L. Evans, 38, Mulvane, was arrested and confined on 6 Kay County Warrants.•2:15 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block N. Plum, Wellington.•4:01 p.m. Officers conducted a civil matter in the 1700 block N. A, Wellington.•4:32 p.m. Debra L. Ware, 56, Wellington was arrested and bonded on a City of Wellington warrant for theft.last_img read more