CANADA: Woman Assaulted by Trans Activist at Protest Against Gender Ideology Being Taught In Schools

A trans activist assaulted a 52 year-old woman last weekend during a protest against gender ideology being taught in Canada’s school system. Tara Smith, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, was attending a demonstration opposing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) curricula in schools in Nanaimo, British Columbia, when a trans activist punched her in the face.

Smith described the events leading up to the attack during a live stream yesterday hosted by Solid Ground, a campaign group which provides peer support for those concerned about “social justice ideologies.”

“I was alone, and the groups were pretty small. The gathering was in front of City Hall. Trans activists were on one side of the street, and there were parents and mostly grandmothers on the sidewalks on the other side,” she said.

Smith estimated that there were approximately 50 individuals in the group of trans activists, about double the number of women she was standing with. While she held a sign reading “get the cult out of schools,” other women held up similar slogans, such as “let kids be kids.”


As the women stood on the opposite side of the road, Smith says that one “flamboyantly dressed man” holding a Pride flag approached them. He proceeded to harass the women by attempting to cover their signs with his banner.

As he did so, another man walked over holding a rainbow sign that read, “No place for hate.” At this point, Smith says, he began pursuing her and “put [his sign] in my face.”

“I felt fear… these were two big men,” Smith said. Despite her anxiety, she reportedly told the trans activist: “Oh, no, you are not doing this to me.” She then attempted to push his sign away from her.

“In that instant, his fist exploded into my face so fast. I felt myself flying and falling… I hit the sidewalk and froze.”

Smith was then “immediately” interviewed by the police, as officers were in attendance ostensibly to ensure the safety of the public. Dozens of bystanders witnessed the assault.

Despite this, the man was not detained. Law enforcement apprehended the man, took his information, and according to Smith, filed a restraining order. She has said that she intends to pursue charges against him, and that a court date has been set for December 19.

As she was giving a statement to the officers, Smith recalls looking up and seeing the Pride Progress flag – which includes the transgender pride colors – flying in front of City Hall. “I see that flag… and I’m thinking, ‘Is this police officer in the cult, too?’ And who’s the judge going to be? Will the judge have a ‘trans kid’?”

Relaying further details of her experience to popular YouTuber and English women’s rights activist Kellie-Jay Keen, Smith explained that she had heard from a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer that the man who assaulted her said he had done so because he felt “vulnerable.”

In response to news of the assault on Smith, 70 year-old Leicestershire resident Emily Steel shared an image of her own bruises sustained during a March 25 women’s rights rally in New Zealand.

Steel was attending a Let Women Speak event organized by Kellie-Jay Keen in Auckland when trans rights activists knocked down a barricade to approach the crowd of individuals attending the demonstration. During the collision, Steel was assaulted by an unnamed 20 year-old man, and, according to a crowdfunder set up to assist with her expenses, “sustained serious injuries from this attack.”

During the same event, Kellie-Jay Keen was pelted with tomato soup by a trans activist, and eventually was forced to flee, fearing for her life as a screaming crowd surrounded her.

Numerous reports of women being physically abused by trans activists have been documented in recent years.

In a February exclusive, Reduxx reported that a woman had been left with life-changing injuries after being attacked by a trans activist during a night out with her partner.

Ruby, whose name was anonymized for her protection, was hospitalized with horrific injuries after she was attacked by a trans activist in Melbourne, Australia over what she speculates was retaliation for her gender critical views.


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Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve is the Co-Founder of Reduxx, and the outlet's Chief Investigative Journalist with a focused interest in pornography, sexual predators, and fetish subcultures. She is the creator of the podcast Women's Voices, which features news commentary and interviews regarding women's rights.

Genevieve Gluck
Genevieve Gluck
Genevieve is the Co-Founder of Reduxx, and the outlet's Chief Investigative Journalist with a focused interest in pornography, sexual predators, and fetish subcultures. She is the creator of the podcast Women's Voices, which features news commentary and interviews regarding women's rights.
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