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Statement Regarding Recent Defamatory Accusations

Updated: May 4, 2022

Government-funded misogyny is a new low for Canada



We are appalled that the Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAHN) has recently accused Canadian Women’s Sex-Based Rights of hatred and attacked our women’s organization with pejorative terms.


In December 2020, the Department of Canadian Heritage awarded CAHN a contribution valued at over a quarter million dollars. The contribution is to be used to increase the CAHN’s capacity to identify, monitor, and publicly report on the activities of groups, their members and their supporters that CAHN deems to be hateful. CAHN has committed to publishing 30 “explanatory pieces” by March 2022.


It is not difficult to understand how the propaganda produced by CAHN influences public opinion and affects parliamentarians who seek to be perceived as virtuous and inclusive above all else, in spite of whether such propaganda is representative of the truth.


The truth is we are a grassroots, non-partisan network of women and male allies from across Canada who are deeply concerned about the reframing of the word “woman” in law and public policy.


This re-definition of woman as “gender identity or expression” -- rather than adult human female -- has negatively impacted women’s sex-based Charter rights. The erosion of our rights and protections affects women’s ability to freely and fully participate in Canadian society.


While our public education efforts to promote women’s rights have been met with an outpouring of positive responses, and our network grows steadily each month, it is unconscionable that we're now being labelled by CAHN as a “hate group” and “anti-trans.”

It should be noted that recent CAHN articles targeting caWsbar never provide a rationale as to why our position is supposedly “hateful.” They never mention it is women they are ruthlessly targeting and attacking with unfounded slurs of “bigotry” for refusing to be redefined. Indeed, they never state what we’ve actually written or said.


This disingenuous and toxic reaction to our work illustrates that we have a long way to go before women are treated as truly equal members in Canadian society, and viewed as capable of our own thoughts and opinions concerning our material reality.


Since our launch in December 2019, caWsbar has been advocating for the right of women to assemble, protest and establish boundaries as to who can visually and physically access our bodies in places where we find ourselves vulnerable, such as locker rooms, domestic violence and homeless shelters, and prisons. We maintain that women and girls have a right to participate in single-sex sports, and that lesbians have a right not to be coerced into accepting male-bodied persons as romantic and sexual partners.


We assert that we have the right to expect fact-based information and language about our female bodies, as well as accurate statistics on male violence against women, and other sex-specific census data that is crucial to planning and providing social services for women.


caWsbar is committed to engaging in respectful conversations. We believe that all Canadians deserve to be free from discrimination as per the Charter of Rights and Freedoms -- but never at the expense of women's rights and protections.


We have compassion for people who struggle with identity and mental health issues. All Canadians should have access to employment, healthcare, shelter and social supports. This is a highly complex issue that would benefit from thoughtful dialogue with all citizens.


Unfortunately, Canadian women have been actively excluded from this conversation, by both the government and mainstream media. We are now exercising our fundamental democratic right to protest sweeping changes that were made to law and public policy without our consultation. Only when we, as concerned women, are heard, will we move forward in achieving a truly progressive Canadian society where everyone is valued equally.


caWsbar is a principled and diverse group of women from all across Canada and we will continue to speak up for the rights and protections of females -- especially the voiceless and the most vulnerable. Through our ongoing efforts, we stand with women all around the world who are rallying together to advocate for women and girls as fully embodied humans with our own distinct issues, needs and concerns.


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It's clear that several people making comments don't realize they have been lied to, manipulated and duped. If they read the Denton report, they would know exactly how this happened.

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不明なメンバー
2022年2月03日

Wow great post. I understand you guys so much better now. Sure at first I thought you were all just group some hate-filled people who couldn't form complete sentences. Now I can see that I was wrong, you're so much worse! I mean come on. Your front page has a video that auto plays talking about how trans women aren't women and here you in your "official statement" playing the victim.


Now look. Maybe comparing trans people in medical spaces to domestic violence isn't a good look. Maybe doing things like that is why the CAHN labeled you "Anti-Trans."


Anyways that's all I have to say, This was posted last august and it seems like this site is inactive as…


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orstillo
orstillo
2022年4月23日
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Interesting to see how often responses to GC articles end with physical threats.

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Don't want to be labeled a hate group? Then stop propagating hate

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不明なメンバー
2021年10月16日

lol, eat shit

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不明なメンバー
2021年10月14日

Brilliant piece. I wish you all the luck in the world and hope you win back women’s rights, that have been shamefully ripped away from you, in Canada. We are fighting the good fight too, over here in Northern Ireland. Good luck sisters.

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caWsbar
caWsbar
2021年10月14日
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Thank you, sister. Solidarity!

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