Everyone is 100% focused on Max

Have you ever had an argument with someone whose mind is already made up? I used to do this for fun. There is a certain kind of ideologue who is never going to be persuaded out of their faith, but who nonetheless likes that someone tries. I was the kind of person who liked to […]

Debunking the Debunking: ABC & ACON take on Binary

ABC has published a ‘debunking’ article today titled “We looked into Binary Australia’s claim that Daniel Andrews can transition children without parental consent. Here’s what we found“. The article uses source content from a longer article on RMIT’s FactLab site. “Anti-trans group raises false alarm on Victorian policy for gender diverse students“. This longer article […]

WDI Talk on ACON & the ABC

I was pleased to be able to give a talk to the Women’s Declaration International Australia chapter on 29th October 2022. Here are my slides from the talk, and see below a list of references. References Twitter Womens Cooee ACON Exposed Your Mission #ChalkAboutIt Making a Complaint to the ABC Write to the ABC to […]

ABC “Materially Misleading” on Males in Women’s Sport

I get the last word in this story about the ABC: Daily Telegraph Link (Archive Link) Give @Clarissa_Bye a follow on Twitter for yet another story about ACON’s influence on ABC editorial decisions. Clarissa picked up on Senator Claire Chandler’s complaint over ABC reportage around males in women’s sport. ABC Chair Ita Buttrose says she […]

Gender Is Made Up: My Letter to Josh Szepps

Josh Szepps is a journalist at the ABC and a podcaster. Dear Josh  I’m writing to thank you for the recent episodes of your Uncomfortable Conversations podcast – with Diana E. Anderson and Jesse Singal.  Thank you for asking the question that only a small number of journalists have dared ask: why. As a lifelong […]

ACON’s Relationship Manager Advises ABC on How to Define “Family” (and Promote Trans Narratives for Points)

The Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) is a voluntary leaderboard scheme run by ACON’s Pride in Diversity. It is open to all organisations in Australia. The template is 45 pages long. Organisations answer detailed questions and submit their answers for marking. They receive a ranking score out of 200. The ABC’s 2021 AWEI score was […]