Effort to remove infants gender from health card advances equality experts say

first_imgVANCOUVER – A parent’s request to exclude their child’s sex on government-issued identification is pushing past the boundaries of gender stereotyping, experts say.Kori Doty, a B.C. parent who identifies as transgender and prefers the pronoun they, refused to provide the sex of their child Searyl to the government when they were born in November.Doty said it was a victory when Searyl’s provincial health card arrived in the mail in April displaying a “U” instead of an “M” or “F” to designate the child’s sex.Vancouver-based lawyer barbara findlay, who advocates for gender-free identification, said race is no longer recorded on birth certificates or other identification because it’s personal information and gender should be treated the same way.“One’s sex, one’s gender identity is as personal a piece of information as how you identify your race and it shouldn’t be on ID documents,” said findlay, whose legal name is not capitalized.Historically, the government used information about gender to distinguish who — specifically men — could own property or vote, findlay said. Since those barriers no longer exist, she said it’s unnecessary to continue displaying gender on ID documents.Aaron Devor, chair in transgender studies at the University of Victoria, said an infant’s gender identity may not develop as expected. Assigning gender may also force intersex babies into a category in which they don’t belong.There shouldn’t be a need to identify someone by gender on their ID at all because discrimination is prohibited, he said.People also shouldn’t be “labelled and pigeonholed” to a particular stereotypical set of gender expectations, Devor said.Stereotyping is especially damaging to people who are transgender and whose identity cards don’t match the gender in which they present.“They’re subject to any number of unpleasant circumstance, which could range simply from being looked at funny to being denied service that they require to being abused verbally or even physically,” he said.It’s because of those restrictive stereotypes that Doty didn’t want to prescribe a gender to Searyl. Instead, Searyl can determine their own gender identity when the time comes and not be limited by societal expectations of how boys and girls should be, Doty said.“I’m not imposing a non-binary gender identity on my kid, I’m just holding the space for them to figure out who they are without the application of a rigid assumption,” Doty said.Jen Marchbank, a professor of gender, sexuality and women’s studies at Simon Fraser University, said studies have shown that infants are treated differently when labelled a boy or girl with babies dressed in blue getting played with more than those dressed in pink.Raising a child without an assigned gender could help avoid people imposing their biases, Marchbank said, adding it would be impossible to avoid stereotypes entirely.“Even if it’s not being imposed on them, they will witness my friend Patsy, who is a girl, is treated this way and my friend Bobby, who is a boy, is treated that way,” Marchbank said.Efforts to do away with the male-female binary would benefit everyone, but simply offering a third option isn’t the solution. Marchbank said she knows many people who feel their gender is fluid, rather than permanently fixed as male or female, and a third option wouldn’t necessarily represent them.A third option displayed on government ID would unnecessarily “out” someone as being either transgender or intersex, putting them at risk of discrimination, said Marchbank, who works with transgender youth in Vancouver.In Ontario, gender was removed from health cards in June 2016 while driver’s licences have “X” as an option.It’s a move Doty and other advocates for gender-free ID want to see implemented for all government documents.— Follow @Givetash on Twitter.last_img read more

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The Warriors Are Especially Hard To Handle After A Loss

VIDEO: LeBron’s Game 5 performance was historically greatOur sports podcast Hot Takedown talks about the Cavs’ comeback chances. Irving is, by nature, on the streaky side as far as NBA players go — the standard deviation of his Game Scores was 19th largest among 126 qualified players this season.2We’re defining those as players who played at least 50 games and averaged a Game Score of at least 8.0 per game. (Stephen Curry, believe it or not, is the most “streaky” player, in terms of standard deviation in his Game Score — though his variance runs from “extremely great” to “closer to league average.” On the other end, Jonas Valanciunas and DeAndre Jordan ranked as the most “consistent” players among those performing at league-average or better.) So although Irving is capable of putting up huge numbers, as in Game 5, it also takes something fluky, like a hot night of unsustainable shooting, to pull it off.Speaking of which, Irving’s Game 5 featured the second-best “shot-making” performance of the entire playoffs,3Minimum 20 field goal attempts. with Kyrie hitting for an effective field goal percentage (eFG%) 34.1 points higher than we’d expect based on the location and defensive pressure applied to his shots. During the regular season, Irving outshot expectations by only 1.9 points of eFG%, and shot-making tends to regress heavily to the mean from game to game.To stave off elimination, the Cavs might need Irving to buck those odds. That 33.2 Game Score represented the best performance by a LeBron teammate all season; Irving also owns five more of the top 10, and 12 more of the top 25. LeBron chronically seems in need of strong supporting performances from his teammates, and if Irving doesn’t supply that again, it’s not clear who will — particularly with Kevin Love limited (to say the least) after suffering a concussion earlier in the finals.In other words, a not-insignificant portion of the Cavs’ Game 6 hopes are resting on a repeat performance from a streaky player. When it comes to Cleveland sports, crazier things have happened. Perhaps this time, the Cavs will come out ahead in the exchange. That’s the version of Golden State the Cavaliers will tangle with Thursday night in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. As usual, LeBron James will have his work cut out for him.The good news for Cleveland: The game will be played at Quicken Loans Arena. Putting aside everything else, that means the Cavs should probably be favored to force Game 7. The bad news: Golden State’s not-so-secret weapon, Draymond Green, is coming back from his suspension.And less obvious on Cleveland’s bad-news front — but perhaps equally important — is how much the Cavs relied on an uncharacteristically amazing Kyrie Irving performance in Game 5. According to Game Score (John Hollinger’s rough estimate of a player’s performance in a given outing), Irving’s 33.2 mark easily represented his best game of the 2015-16 season, and was more than double his usual per-game output.In his career, whenever Irving has notched a Game Score of at least 25 — the benchmark of a very good outing — his output dipped to a Game Score of 18.9 in the very next game on average. And Irving’s Game 5 performance wasn’t just very good — it was transcendent. In fact, it was so far outside his usual production that he isn’t likely to approach it again: The Golden State Warriors didn’t lose very often this year, but when they did, the Dubs tended to bounce back with a vengeance. Following the 15 losses for which we know the next game’s outcome1So, not counting the Warriors’ loss in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. (including the playoffs), Golden State went 14-1, which was not only the NBA’s best record coming off a defeat, but also 24 points of winning percentage better than a statistical power-rating such as our Elo method would predict. (That was also tops in the NBA.) As terrifying as the Warriors are in general, they’re ever so much scarier still after a loss. read more

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Registrar of Voters approves Yes For a Better San Diego initiative for

first_imgRegistrar of Voters approves Yes! For a Better San Diego initiative for 2020 ballot September 22, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: September 22, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Chief of San Diego’s tourism authorities says that San Diego is losing out on millions of dollars because the convention center is too small. Now a measure to put hotel tax money into an expansion will be on the ballot, but not until 2020.KUSI’s Anna Laurel explains why voters are going to have to wait. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Kale beetroot Nutritious ingredients for healthy food

first_imgWith people becoming more health conscious, several restaurants have started introducing dishes with healthy ingredients like kale, beetroot and quinoa. These dishes offer wholesome goodness as it is not just good on nutrient value but also on taste, say experts. Here are some of the healthy ingredients that restaurants and cafes have started using in their dishes:Quinoa is a seed that belongs to the spinach/chard family, which is why it is called a pseudo-cereal or pseudo-grain. Quinoa is rich in protein and a lot of other vital nutrients such as magnesium, dietary fiber and vitamin B. It is also a good source of antioxidants called flavonoids and it’s a healthy alternative to rice. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfKale is high in fiber, low on calorie and has zero fat. It is one of the most common ingredients in the healthy dishes prepared by restaurants. Apart from being highly nutritious, kale is also high in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. It can be added to pasta, green smoothies or can be simply tossed in a salad.Chia seeds are a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants, iron, and calcium. A 28 gram, or 1ounce, serving of chia seeds also contains 5.6 grams of protein. Hence, they make it on the menu of most healthy food restaurants. These seeds can be added to smoothies, oatmeal or yogurt. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveNuts are often counted as good fats and are also rich in fiber and Omega-3. Plant sterols are a substance present in nuts that helps in lowering the cholesterol level in the body.Nuts are a great source of L-arginine, which make the artery walls more flexible and less prone to blood clots that can block blood flow. You can make a nutty trail mix and simply munch on nuts in between meals or add them to your stir-fry.Activated charcoal is a natural ingredient that helps in flushing out toxins from the body. It not only helps in the detoxification of the body but also helps in digestive cleansing by alleviating problems like gas and bloating. Activated charcoal also helps in fighting the signs of ageing.Beetroots contain valuable nutrients that may help lower your blood pressure, fight cancer and inflammation, boost your stamina, and support detoxification. It is an amazing source of iron but is often ignored due to its peculiar taste. Beetroots can be added to salads, smoothies or you could even add beetroot to your chapati dough to get that much-needed iron intake.last_img read more

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Introducing Basilisk an open source XUL based browser and close twin to

first_imgYesterday, the team behind Pale Moon, an open-source web browser introduced Basilisk, which is supposedly a “close twin to Mozilla’s Firefox”. Basilisk is an open source web browser which is based on Mozilla’s XML User Interface Language (XUL). It is being introduced as primarily a reference application for development of the XUL platform it builds upon. It features Firefox-style interface and operation. What are the features of Basilisk? It uses Goanna as layout and rendering engine, which is forked off of the Firefox’s browser engine called Gecko. Builds on UXP, a XUL platform in development. As it does not uses Rust or Photon user interface, users can expect the user interface to be similar to Firefox between v29 and v56. It does not use Electrolysis or e10s, which aims to bring multi-process architecture to Firefox. It splits the Firefox browser into a single process for the UI, and several processes for web content, media playback, plugins, etc. It does not require walled-garden extension signing. To provide users a modern web browsing experience it supports the ECMAScript 6 standard of JavaScript. Supports all NPAPI plugins such as Unity, Silverlight, Flash, Java, authentication plugins, etc. Supports XUL/Overlay Mozilla-style extensions. Comes with experimental support for WebExtension. Supports ALSA on Linux Supports WebAssembly Supports advanced Graphite font shaping features Supports modern web cryptography such TLS 1.3, modern ciphers, HSTS, etc. Basilisk is still in its development phase or in beta, which means that it may have some bugs and is provided as-is, with potential defects. Many developers are confused about how Basilisk differs from the Pale Moon browser the team offers and also why anyone would want to use pre-Servo Firefox. While some users say, “My interpretation is that this is mostly a project for the die-hard users who lost support for niche extensions they really liked when XUL left mainstream Firefox… it reads mostly like they intend to maintain it as a time capsule. “No different from last time” is exactly the main selling feature.” To read more in detail, visit Basilisk’s official website. Read Next Anti-paywall add-on is no longer available on the Mozilla website The State of Mozilla 2017 report focuses on internet health and user privacy Mozilla introduces new Firefox Test Pilot experiments: Price Wise and Email tabslast_img read more

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