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Lawful Hatred





The Irish Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act 1989, defines itself within the following parameters:

   hatred” means hatred against a group of persons in the State or elsewhere on account of their race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, membership of the traveling community or sexual orientation;
Our Prohibition of incitement to hatred act does not include "Gender" as its basis. So, it’s ok to incite hatred against Transgender people, (or Men,or Women). This exclusion is unusual
From an EU law of 2012, this would appear to be mandatory, but it’s not implemented.
So, to recap: let’s just say, hypothetically, that a group is promoting false, obscured, or distorted statistics (lets use the term “half-truths”, shall we?) which are harmful to a particular demographic (shall we use the term “hateful”?. Yes, lets).
If it’s not-for-profit, then advertising law doesn’t apply.
If it’s produced as “report”, then broadcasting and press law doesn’t apply. 
If it’s gender-specific, then incitement to hatred law doesn’t apply. 
The only controlling element is “public opinion”.
Now, if consensus is already predisposed against a particular gender, then the expansion of hatefullness has no braking mechanism.
Dangerous?
Potentially harmful to women in (as we are told and assured by anyone connected to a womens study program) our women-hating, patriarchal society?
Considering the sheer number of women studies in Ireland, it’s amazing that this could have slipped under the radar.
Has somebody dropped the ball here?
The LGBT community certainly hasn't missed it, and a lobby group has been working hard at trying to rectify the over sight. But why is it not part of the mainstream debate?
Either the braking mechanism is not needed…. or somebody has kicked it into touch which allows a peculiarity. 
Is it possible that someone desires a system to exist where a gender-hateful environment is permitted to develop, while those promoting it can jump behind the law when the hate is challenged?
No, that’s not possible.

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