Include women who don't identify as women
The introduction for the health strategy includes men who identify as women, in a way that implies that the health needs of women who do not identify as such may not be considered. See the wording on the introductory page to understand this comment. Men who identify as women do not have the same health needs as women in general. In contrast women who think they are men do have the same medical and health needs as women in general. The alternative approach would be to have a health strategy for New Zealand and include everyone.
I note that the women's health strategy petition from gender justice nz whose petition explicitly included transwomen and excluded women who identify as men. It is not appropriate that the Ministry should be guided by this ideological approach by taking the lead of an ideologically led group whose remit specifically excluded women who identify as men from consideration. See https://www.genderjustice.nz/nwhs_petition.
Gender theory is a controversial ideology and the NZ laws that included it such as the BDMRR and Conversion Pratices Prohibition Act were heavily contested with far greater numbers of submissions taking the view each piece of legislation had been undemocratically introduced.. To take this approach would be to create a health strategy that embeds medical and surgical incoherence and to undermine public faith in the health system as a whole.
Why the contribution is important
Hope fully this is self-evident.
by Jan_Rivers on February 26, 2023 at 09:37PM