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Who Defines What a Woman Is?

by | Mon, May 10 2021

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There is a campaign underway to see legislation passed in every Australian state and territory to protect the rights of parents, to know what their child is being taught and to remove them from classes with sexual content. In this discussion on 20Twenty, our special guest wants to see parental rights galvanised in Australian Law so that  Australia’s children can be protected.

There appears to be a concerted effort from not only the state, but from media giants enabling an ideology rooted in feelings, not facts. The social impact runs deep into almost every area of life, but is especially demonstrated when it comes to sport or what’s happening in prisons and social services. The media and activists appear to be intent on dragging as many people as possible with them.

But part of the challenge is coming from the top, and as you’ll know, the Prime Minister just recently announced a task force for women. And yet the Minister for Women, Marise Payne, apparently refuses to define the term ‘woman.’

Our special guest Kirralie Smith says the overarching theme is always a lack of definition. She leads Binary, an organisation that is concerned with the role that gender plays in our society today, and she joins us to share her thoughts on some of these issues.

Kirralie is extremely concerned about the response from Marise Payne when it comes to defining the term ‘woman.’

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“I have made written requests of every single Federal and State Minister for Women in this country, and they all say much the same thing”, Kirralie says.  “I asked them to define the term woman and not use some circular statement that says anyone who wants to be a woman can be a woman, because that doesn’t make any sense. And it’s not actually a definition.”

But Kirralie says the response is that Australia recognises that individuals may identify as a gender other than the sex they were assigned at birth, which is not exclusively male or female. “That flies in the face of evidence-based biological reality. It’s quite a nonsensical statement. Heading up the task force for women and to not being able to define the term ‘woman’ is insulting and also very dangerous.”

Kirralie believes that human emotions are not measurable, and therefore not reliable to base gender identity on. “They’re not consistent. They would be different for every single person. The biological definition is evidence-based and world recognized. It doesn’t matter which country you go to.

Women have disadvantages throughout the world, and it’s not because they feel like a woman, it’s because they are a woman. They have the reproductive system and they need extra protections because of that biological reality. And those protections are now being compromised.”

Kirralie goes on to say that when you take away the authority and the autonomy of the family, it has to go somewhere. “The goal is to put it in the hands of the state or the government. And have very few people that can do a better job of raising children than the family.”

Kirralie believes that there are many factors behind the movement we are seeing in society at the moment. “Re-imagining the meanings of words such as man and woman, or this gender fluidity notion, have put children into the care of the government, instead of parents taking that responsibility. Children’s abilities to make decisions for themselves are being elevated way beyond their capacity to actually make those choices and decisions.”

Kirralie also points out the biased reporting we continue to see from the mainstream media. “If anyone thinks that you’re going to get a non-biased view in mainstream media, then as compassionately as I can say, please wake up.  They control the narrative. They make sure that voices like mine are censored or not heard. The will go to great lengths to make sure they only report on one side of the narrative.”

It’s in the Biblical accounts of Genesis where we find the truth, Kirralie says. “God created man. And then He very deliberately took woman out of Adam and made her complimentary to him.

And it says that male and female were both made in God’s image. So at the end of the day, it’s very anti-God to suggest that there’s anything other than man and woman. God said when he created men and women, it was very good. I don’t think we need to improve upon what God made. I happen to agree with him. Man and woman are very good.”

If you would like to hear the rest of this fascinating discussion between Neil and Kirralie, listen below.

Tune into 20Twenty and join the conversation with Neil Johnson, weekdays on Vision Christian Radio. Click here for your local times.

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