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PPFA’s politics are a danger to themselves and others

*See update below.* The Planned Parenthood Federation of America has now fired a doctor, their most recent president, Dr. Leana Wen, in part because she refused to use medically inaccurate language to refer to the sex of patients who become pregnant. This is according to BuzzFeed, buried under a litany of detailed, backstabbing complaints that should make anyone think twice about accepting a job as Wen’s replacement: “Two sources told BuzzFeed News that Wen also refused to use “trans-inclusive” language, for example saying “people” instead of “women” and telling staff that she believed talking about transgender issues would ...

Supporting Selina to Save Girls’ High School Sports

Dear WoLF women,Please see this letter that WoLF has submitted to the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, in support of Selena Soule’s complaint against her school and track officials.Selena and her co-complainants should have had the opportunity to compete fairly, against other female athletes only. Instead, she was required to compete against male athletes who claim to be female. This is fundamentally unfair, and a set-back to the rights, privacy, and safety of women and girls. Selena is bravely taking a stand by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights.We strongly encourage feminists to write letters in support. You are ...

Update on California SB 132: Men in women’s prisons

Read WoLF's letter to the California legislature here:Download The California Assembly's Committee on Public Safety will hold a hearing on SB 132 Tuesday, June 25 at 9:00 a.m. in the State Capitol, Room 126. Any California resident can attend and give testimony. If attending the hearing is not an option, California residents can find their representative and send a note via online form, or create an account and upload your position letter. If you plan to attend, please email us at [email protected] and let us know so we can help connect you with others.

HUD plans to restore ability to provide women-only shelters and services

HUD (the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) has announced that it will publish proposed regulations in September 2019 to restore the ability of HUD grantees to provide single-sex emergency shelters and services for people experiencing homelessness and domestic violence. The planned regulation would overturn an Obama administration regulation that required women's shelters to accept a man's self-declared claim to "identify as women," and allow that man to share sleeping rooms, shower facilities, and trauma counseling designated exclusively for women. In April 2017, WoLF joined with women across the political spectrum, united under the ...

Celebrating Lesbian Visibility

In honor of today, Lesbian Day of Visibility, WoLF wishes to share this reflection on an intimate gathering about Lesbian Erasure written by our member, Kacie. Despite the snowy weather and inconvenience of a weeknight, our rented back room of a restaurant filled up with lesbians young and old. The group was an interesting mix—several silver-haired women in their 50s and 60s, a handful in their late 20s/early 30s, and most around twenty who had never been in a lesbian space outside their own kitchens. After an hour of meeting and eating, we began an informal discussion facilitated by Dr. Julia Long of the Lesbian Rights Alliance. To start ...

Statement on Supreme Court Title VII Transgender Claims

The Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) is cautiously optimistic about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review questions about how federal employment discrimination laws apply to specific types of sex discrimination claims. In one set of cases the Court will decide whether discrimination “because of . . . sex” under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers claims of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. (Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, consolidated with Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda). In another case, the Court will decide whether "because of . . . sex" under Title VII covers claims of discrimination by individu...

Women’s Liberation Front statement on introduction of the Equality Act

Recently, in a Palm Springs, CA, swim center, three teenage girls were traumatized by encountering a naked man showering in the women’s locker room. They reported this to the police, who did nothing, because the man “identifies as a woman.” [1] The gender identity provisions of the Equality Act will make this state of affairs the law of the land in all 50 states, enshrining in federal law a shocking repudiation of the long-established right to bodily privacy from the opposite sex, through the lawful provision of single-sex accommodations. For the sake of the feelings of some individuals with gender identity claims, the Equality Act ...

WoLF’s week of action in DC: link roundup

Members of the Women's Liberation Front took part in a week packed with political action and organizing, January 26 - February 2, 2019. We've collected links to information and media here to commemorate that week. — Women Stand Up Protests at Facebook and Twitter offices with Standing for Women — Delivery of WoLF's Declaration of No Confidence in LGB Movement Leadership and Natasha Chart's speech in front of HRC headquarters. — Speeches hosted by We Need To Talk: ~ Lierre Keith, WoLF co-founder ~ Kara Dansky, WoLF board member ~ Brie Jontry, 4th Wave Now contributor ~ Meghan Murphy, founder of ...

Julia Beck testifies to Congress: gender identity undermines women’s space

Watch WoLF member Julia Beck testify to members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security about the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) which Congress allowed to expire last December, 2018. Julia explains how the requirement to interpret sex as "gender identity" under VAWA has made it impossible to maintain women-only spaces for survivors of male violence to heal away from the threatening and re-traumatizing presence of men. Unfortunately, instead of using the opportunity to ask Julia some important questions, several Democrats chose to grandstand and scold her. Several Republicans made insightful remarks and asked ...

The Male Sports Writers Who Say the End of Women’s Sports is No Big Deal

Recently Martina Navratilova was shunned by queer sports organizations but cheered by many others for taking a stand against male sports cheats acting under cover of “gender identity.” Since then male sports writers have been using their platforms to proclaim that boys must be allowed to compete in races against girls simply because they claim to “identify as girls,” and anyone questioning this new orthodoxy is a bigot. In the U.S., the latest one to come out as a sexist is Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation and frequent guest writer for outlets that claim to be progressive or socialist.   Zirin boldly proclaims that “there is ...