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'The Truth is Their Kryptonite': Super Woman Sall Grover is Not Afraid of Anyone
Fighting the capture of Australian governance by 'gender identity'
Sall Grover is not afraid of the All Class in One Network (ACON) or anyone else in the gender lobby. “I can say without a shadow of a doubt that I am not scared of them at all. I will say whatever I want, I do not care what they think,” Grover tells The Distance. “If they have a problem with me, or anyone else in Australia, stating the truth, that should literally just be their problem. The truth is their kryptonite.”
However, the power that Australia’s premier human rights organization exerts over every kind of institution in Australia does make her fear for others. “I also know that I am very lucky to be in this position, Grover says. “I do, however, care a lot about the people who have to work under ACON's authoritarian nonsense every day. It must be hell.”
Australia held its annual Wear it Purple Day last week. Emblematic of the way ‘gender identity’ has monopolized the human rights space everywhere, Wear it Purple Day began as a gay liberation movement just a decade ago, but has since transformed into a trans-centric ideological enforcement mechanism for ACON.
“The moment you have an organisation creating a false reality for people to follow out of fear of punishment, something seriously bad has happened,” Grover says. In her view, ACON has forgotten its purpose. “Once upon a time, ACON was an organisation for gay men with AIDS and preventing the spread of the condition. If that was still their mission, they would have my full support.”
“Instead, it is now an organisation that denies the reality of biological sex, denies science and is actively against the rights of gay men and women,” Grover explains. “I think it is an organisation that needs to be dismantled and replaced with one that does focus on the health and well-being of same-sex attracted men.”
ACON is hardly the only example of deep institutional capture by gender ideology in the human rights space. A recent series of articles here at The Distance focused on the new institutional homophobia of the American Civil Liberties Union, for example.
Stonewall is another analogous nongovernmental organization (NGO) that, having established human rights for same-sex attracted people in the United Kingdom, thereafter got rich by lobbying government organizations and corporations to embrace genderwoo at the expense of those same rights.
Human Rights Campaign. United Nations offices. These stories have become a regular feature of our reporting on gender ideology because they were taken over a decade ago by progressive money pushing gender ideology. Based on principles forged at Yogyakarta, Australia was an early implementation of the new gnostic cult of self-defined sex in law and policy. It shows.
Meanwhile, HIV transmission rates have collapsed in Australia. Having largely accomplished its purpose, ACON found new purpose in taking over every branch and tendril of human governance in Australia with genderwoo. Australian governments of left and right support this endeavor with AUS $17 million of public funding.
Forget your comfortable assumptions about left and right or read and blue states. There are no safe places anywhere to be same-sex attracted, or enjoy sex-based rights.
Tasmanian lesbians have no right to gather together without ‘including’ penises, according to the law that was supposed to protect lesbians, according to a court decision steeped in genderwoo.
“As lesbians we find it difficult to meet each other and to be in a safe environment away from the eyes of biological men,” Jessica Hoyle argues.
Hoyle wanted to hold a ‘drag king’ event for lesbians. She sought an exemption from the 2013 amendment to the Sex Discrimination Act (SDA) of 1984 which “provides protection from discrimination for people who identify as men, women and neither male nor female,” according to the AHCR.
Moreover, “it does not matter what sex the person was assigned at birth, or whether the person has undergone any medical intervention,” leaving room for the ‘plus’ sign and a full spectrum of alphabetical possibility to elbow their way into the event.
The AHCR web page then pivots to the topic of “being intersex,” which “is about biological variations, not about a person’s gender identity. Intersex people have a diversity of bodies and identities,” which is quite convenient to anyone claiming an ‘intersex identity’.
This is why the medical language (‘assigned ___ at birth’) specific to their rare, congenital, often lethal conditions has been appropriated for the use of fetish-addled men with ‘gender identities.’
In Australia, it is an excuse for judges in Tasmania to pretend women don’t exist. Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Sarah Bolt decided that Hoyle’s efforts to have a meetup for lesbians would “discriminate against biological men on the basis of sex”, and that lesbians wanting to meet each other instead of men who call themselves lesbians “could constitute sexual harassment”. Excluding a penis from a lesbian meetup is sexual harassment.
In a podcast with Hoyle last year, Grover said that the law is unlikely to withstand legal scrutiny in the end, though it will require a long and arduous fight. “It hasn’t properly been challegned, and that’s the issue, and it’s muddled the law so much” in the meantime.
“This is why it needs to be challenged,” Hoyle said, referring to transgender lobbyists. “So they understand their boundaries.”
“It would be like bringing in same-sex marriage, and saying ‘you have to marry someone of the same sex,’” Grover agreed.
Australian legal experts who spoke to The Distance off the record pointed to CEDAW, the 1979 UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, which was the basis of the original SDA in 1984 and uses sex-based language.
Put simply, Australia’s High Court has grounds to reverse the verdict.
The International Society for Public Law, somewhat misleadingly acronymed ICONS, has reportedly advised the court in Hoyle’s case as amicus curiae. Still not publicly available, their brief should become subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOI Act) once the case is in federal court.
Meanwhile, this inversion and perversion of the SDA was the work of Julia Gillard, the country’s first female prime minister. If it faces likely eventual overturn, it is still suffering in lower courts. ACON is not opposed to the ruling in Tasmania. ACON created the ruling in Tasmania, “where women’s rights never arrived,” in the words of the Feminist Legal Clinic.
Australian lesbian women, who formerly held protective attributes, are being asked, by legal mechanisms, for peer-reviewed proof of the criminality of males in relation to females to justify their requirement of a single-sex space. The sexual behaviour of males toward females including aggressive, coercive, and violent behaviour is established science. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, ‘nearly all sexual assault offenders recorded by police were male’. If we are being told there is a cohort of males who are exempt from these statistics, we need to know how to define this cohort.
Equality Tasmania, to name one human rights organization now claiming to represent lesbians there, is not protecting lesbians at all, but shaming them instead. “If Ms Hoyle succeeds it would set a dangerous precedent that would disadvantage not just LGBTIQA+ Tasmanians but all Tasmanians at risk of discrimination,” whines Equality Tasmania spokesperson, Dr Lucy Mercer Mapstone. Welcome the penis or the whole alphabet gets it.
ACON is not fighting for the rights of lesbians in Tasmania. Instead, they are implementing the absurdities of ‘gender identity’ under a rubric of ‘intersex rights’ that cancels out all sex-based, therefore reality-based, forms of human social interaction in Australia. Let the men in, otherwise you are excluding a penis that might possibly be female.
Giggle, the app that Grover built for women to connect with women in an online space free of men, fell afoul of the AHRC by excluding a man who calls himself a woman.
”The app provider appears not to recognise transgender women as female. I am legally permitted to identify as female,” Tickle says in his complaint.
Tickle “withdrew her complaint and lodged a suit before the Federal court in July 2022,” according to The Star Observer, which obediently uses preferred pronouns. Tickle then “withdrew the case due to lack of funds and approached the court again in 2022 with a fresh discrimination suit seeking a public apology, access to the app and aggravated damages from Giggle and Grover.”
In a Twitter/X post he sent to Grover, Tickle objected to Grover calling herself “female.” Grover replied that “for me, being treated as female is getting death threats.” When Tickle filed the present complaint, Grover was in her final month of pregnancy. The AHRC also asked her “to attend ‘sex & gender education’ which could only be re-education,” Grover says. Focused on her baby, “I said no.” Tickle withdrew the complaint and refiled it a few months later.
Arguing that men with ‘gender identities’ belong in women’s single-sex spaces, Tickle called such men “morally and legally women” in a reply to Grover online. Tickle has repeated this talking point in a Channel 9 interview. He did not explain how sex can be defined by morality, though his ‘legal basis’ is of course the amended SDA. Grover blocked him after the exchange and this fact appears in his complaint.
“I blocked [Tickle] on Twitter prior to any complaints or court” proceedings, Grover says. “I didn’t know who he was at the time.” She only made the connection when Tickle called her phone number and sent a text message. In fact, she did not have all the dots connected until he made his complaint.
Whatever the ultimate outcome, the process itself is meant to be the personal and financial punishment for wrongthink. “‘Trans’ is no longer what we used to understand as a transexual,” Edie Wyatt explains at The Spectator. “‘Trans’ has become the priest class of a state religion. Women are expected to submit to this religion or be punished in the way Sall Grover has been; marginalised, abused, served with government papers, and if the gender gods are with them, bankrupted.”
“I used to try and be polite, and then I received an Australian Human Rights Commission complaint followed by a Federal Court case,” Grover tells The Distance. If everything you say is ‘hate speech,’ then just speak your mind. “Attempting to use part of the invented ACON-approved language did not help me at all and will help no else,” she warns.
“It's full submission or punishment.” While the AHCR web page about the 2013 amendment to the Sex Discrimination Act admits there are exceptions, it does not mention sports, prisons, or single-sex spaces of any kind.
As we explained recently, ACON has done more than any other NGO to install genderwoo at every level of public and private administration in Australia. As in the case of Stonewall, this is accomplished with a points system. Departments, companies, and agencies pay ACON to tell them how to win points, then change policies to get those points, so that their AWEI (Australian Workplace Equality Index) submissions get better scores.
“ACON's hold on the media is, possibly, the most concerning part of their organisation,” Grover notes. The taxpayer-funded Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) paid the taxpayer-funded ACON a total of AUS $9.784.50 in 2022. In exchange, they learned “how to be a great ally for LGBT+” with mandatory video training for new hires focused “on Transgender and LGBTQIA+ Awareness.”
“Of the ‘big ticket items’ only ‘gender equity pay review’ is left unhighlighted (as not relevant to LGBTQ experience)” in the ABC submission, however, because the former AIDS charity cannot be bothered to look out for actual women.
ABC is too busy winning points to look after women’s pay. In practice, wherever gender identity conflicts with sex-based rights, the sex-based rights are erased, even in elite sports, because women just do not score at all with ACON.
This incestuous policy relationship results in ABC doing “significant pro bono work for ACON,” according to the ACON Exposed website. ABC “displays a commitment to – transitioning children; inserting males into women’s spaces e.g. sports; erasing lesbians, gays and bisexuals in favour of ‘queers’” all across their content.
We intend on covering this disturbing story in greater depth soon. All is not lost: Channel 7 has just aired a report on detransition. We should not ‘blackpill’ on Australia. We should instead help Australians fighting gender identitarianism to score as many points as they can where it counts the most.
Scoring politicians is one of the oldest and surest ways for hyper-partisans to shape party politics. For example, in 2014 this writer discovered an email list of latter-day John Birchers had been shaping the agenda of the Oklahoma Republican Party for years. Robert Welch, founder of the John Birch Society, was a pioneer of the technique. What’s that? Yes! It is a right wing invention that the left has learned to use, because it works especially well for the most outlandish agendas.
And if it works so well on politicians, imagine what it can do for boardrooms, bureaus, and their bureaucrats. Administrative capture with a meaningless reward system is much easier than public debate.
Sall Grover finds it all contemptible. “People need to get over caring about a ‘points system’ and embrace critical thinking,” she says. “How weak for anyone to fall for this nonsense.” Yes, Sall, but have you met any politicians? “There are some politicians who are listening and doing the work,” Grover says. “Moira Deeming, Claire Chandler, David Limbrick, Pauline Hanson, Alex Antic, Sarah Game, Louise Elliott.”
However “there are many politicians who tell me off the record that they are on our side, but that’s not good enough for me,” Grover adds. “Every politician in Australia should care that women are recognized as a sex class in law that men cannot identity into. If they don’t care about that, they have no right being politicians in my opinion.”
A formidable woman like Sall Grover imust be represented by a formidable attorney. Grover feels “very lucky” that she has Katherine Deves on her side. “Katherine Deves is utterly brilliant and determined,” Grover adds. “She knows the gender ideology issue perfectly, and she also knows legislation. She’s a double threat in that respect.”
Speaking at an ICONS council on women’s sports a few weeks ago, Deves said her critics in the ‘trans activist’ community had “scored a massive own goal” by attacking her. “Gender identity is now part of the discourse and the critiques are now being ventilated,” she declared.
Speaking on the Tickle v Giggle case, Deves told an approving crowd that “we are asserting that gender identity is actually not constitutionally valid.” Referring to the CEDAW convention, Deves is challenging the constitutional basis of the current SDA. “We are taking this question to the High Court so it can be resolved once and for all,” Deves said. Everything is on the line.
“CEDAW gives the Australian federal Sex Discrimination Act its legislative validity under our constitutional external affairs power,” Deves tells The Distance. “Tickle -v- Giggle concerns an allegation of gender identity discrimination under that Act.”
CEDAW is the international treaty for the human rights of women and girls on the basis of their female sex, so the case raises a novel question as to whether CEDAW protections now extend to men who identify as women. Have the definitions of “sex” and “woman” been redefined in Australian law? If so, the implications for women are vast, and the outcome of this case could potentially reverberate beyond the jurisdiction of Australia.
“One of the things Kath and I are talking about constantly is we’re not just here for our rights,” Grover says. “We both have daughters.” Grover has one, Deves has three. “We have to be able to look them in the eye and tell them we did everything we could to ensure they have rights.”
Australian women are still fighting to secure rights that were supposed to be established in law, that have been deranged by a lobby gone off the rails. Australia is in deep capture to a politics of negation of their rights. From the outside looking in, the future looks bleak. Yet there are reasons to hope that a reckoning will come, and the ‘gender identity’ project held to account for its crimes — against families, against culture, and against their critics. We have more to report on that soon. Please do subscribe.
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