By Jonathon Van Maren
It is interesting to note that in the midst of our transgender craze, boys identifying as girls are constantly trying to join female groups and gain access to female-only spaces, but girls identifying as boys are not, for example, cleaning house at swim meets, or demanding access to various male sports’ teams. The destruction of female-only organizations and spaces by men and boys identifying as women and girls is one of the tragedies of the transgender revolution.
The latest casualty is Karyn Lisignoli, who lasted exactly one week as CEO of Girl Guides in Western Australia last December before being fired after she objected to a change in the Girl Guides’ constitution that changed the definition of girl to “any person under the age of 18 who lives their life as female” and changed the definition of woman to “any person aged 18 years or older who lives their life as female.” Of course, they never bother to define what “living your life” as a woman or girl are, either, because that would be even more difficult to answer once all objective, biological answers have been eliminated.
One would think that being an advocate for women and girls would be welcome in an organization such as the Girl Guides, and one would be wrong. Lisignoli’s firing had been the result of a response on Twitter to Katherine Deves, who leads Save Women’s Sport Australia. “I’ve noticed our constitution panders to this ideology,” Lisignoli noted. “Can I DM (direct message) you to find the legal standing on this? If we change it back to biological female are we breaking the law?”
Lisignoli should have started the conversation with a DM, because trans Twitter trolls are constantly trawling for heresy. The LGBT group OUTinPerth spotted her tweet, published an article about it, and Lisignoli was fired the following day, with Girl Guides WA chairwoman Yvonne Power informing her on December 18 that she had “exposed the organisation to serious reputational risk” and that:
Your conduct has caused a serious and imminent risk to the reputation of the organisation. You made external statements that undermine the policy of the organisation and were made without due consideration of our governance structure. We consider that your actions constitute serious misconduct warranting summary dismissal.