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A decline in ‘comfort’ with the LGBTQ, considered for the perplexed.

[Content note: some images in this post contain violent imagery and language, and are not suitable for all readers.] Disastrous polling numbers came out this summer, showing decreased acceptance of “LGBTQ” people, particularly among young women, in the US. This is what many of us feared would happen due to having gender identity politics completely take over the movement for tolerance of same-sex attraction. Radical feminists have been getting disturbing aggression over this shoved in our faces for years, and you don't need a degree in sociology to guess that more of it, associated with the LGB and feminist causes we support, wasn't ...

Also, we live in a democracy, which is a good thing.

Some radical feminists and gender critical people have been attacking WoLF in social media posts, by implying we are anti-gay/anti-lesbian because of our targeted joint efforts with some groups on the right wing of the political spectrum. It is true that WoLF has worked with conservative political groups, including conservative Christians, in order to further particular goals that we have shared. Anyone who has been involved much in politics knows that most battles are won when different groups coordinate to achieve a shared goal.   Our online detractors don’t seem to be aware that many groups on the political left, including groups ...

For Magdalen

Magdalen Berns has died today, and we are heartbroken. She was so young, and her illness was so sudden and cruel. Our condolences and sympathies to all who knew and loved her. We who hurt to lose her from afar can hardly imagine what you're going through.  She was remembered as a hero today in the pages of both AfterEllen and the National Review, because her refusal to repeat nonsense to save herself from hassle won her a deservedly wide range of admirers, who were united in our wish to tell her how much she meant to us while she was still with us. One of the women who attended WoLF Fest this year, who pitched in when needed and exemplif...

We’re not responsible for the left’s hostages

Among the reasons that we don’t believe men can be feminists is because the minute they get comfortable in that social category, they become invested in pointing to the behavior of other men as the “real” sexism, but not anything in which they themselves, or their friends and allies, might have participated. They get busy blaming men outside their in-group, act in solidarity with the men of their in-group, and stop introspecting. That is, men who make bold to call themselves feminists act pretty much like men who don’t call themselves feminists. We’ve been talking about you, sharing experiences across industries and generations, and this ...

Vox needs a fact checker

Katelyn Burns — notable for thinking rape is funny[1], insisting that men be incarcerated in women’s prisons on request, and suggesting that it might be abuse to restrict internet access to one’s own children[2] — recently contacted us for comment on a prospective Vox article. It’s come out, and mainly addresses the question of our filing of an amicus brief (PDF) in the case of R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Aimee Stephens (U.S. Supreme Court Docket No. 18-107). It is what might be expected. Here are some points that might have been made, and errors corrected, before publication, ...

Women’s Liberation Front files friend-of-the-court brief in Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC and Aimee Stephens

Case highlights the importance of distinguishing between sex and gender for purposes of interpreting nation’s civil rights laws and highlights First Amendment implications of compelling speech. WASHINGTON – The Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), an unapologetically radical feminist organization that fights for the rights, privacy, and safety of women and girls, today filed an amicus brief (PDF) in the case of R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Aimee Stephens (U.S. Supreme Court Docket No. 18-107).  In that case, a man named Aimee Stephens sued his previous employer, the R.G. ...

California legislators vote again to endanger women in prison

Yesterday, California’s Assembly Public Safety Committee passed SB 132, a corrections bill already passed by the Senate, directing prison officials to house inmates by gender identity, rather than by sex. Below are the prepared remarks of Abigail Lunetta, who testified before the committee in opposition to the measure. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Abigail Lunetta. I am a Democrat, a feminist and an advocate for women’s rights. I’m here today because if SB-132 as it is currently written becomes law, the state of California will sanction the desire of male rapists to share quarters with female inmates. It is already ...

Bergdorf, Jones, Makings, and the reckless endangerment of us all

[Adult content note.]Decades ago, sensible gay men, bisexuals, lesbians, and feminists, and particularly the lesbian feminists, kicked the pedophile advocacy brigade out of the gay rights and sexual liberation movements because, although this is not known to be a direct quote, to hell with them. On the basis of that unappreciated work, the modern LGBT movement has been able to make the entirely reasonable point that same-sex attracted people are no likelier than straight people to prey on kids. Further, that if you care that it’s taking advantage when it’s adult men and boys, but you’re willing to entertain the idea that it’s a legitimate ...

Supreme Court refuses to hear Boyertown students’ privacy concerns over gender identity

We are deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court has failed to take up the case of Doe v. Boyertown, where we had filed a brief. The decision not to hear the case was announced yesterday. It means that a lower court’s decision — to let the Boyertown school district end students’ rights to privacy in single-sex locker and restroom facilities on the basis of gender identity — will stand. Alexis Lightcap, one of the students suing to protect her own privacy, and the privacy of other girls, had this to say: "I wish that the school had protected my privacy somehow. It felt like a specific group of people were protected while all the ...

California Legislature Poised to put men in women’s prisons under SB 132

Dear Senator Wiener:  Your proposed bill, SB 132, would harm one of the most vulnerable groups in society: incarcerated women. It would allow any male at any time to self-declare that he has a woman "gender identity," and on that basis allow him to demand to be housed in a women’s correctional facility. It would forbid prison officials from taking into account material factors that put women at greater risk of harm when incarcerated with men, including anatomy, the presence or absence of a diagnosis of gender dysphoria, and the presence or absence of any other physical or mental health diagnosis.  If adopted, SB 132 will put women ...