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South Dakota’s Vulnerable Child Protection Act Passes Committee

January 22, 2020 WoLF Board Chair Natasha Chart and Board member Kara Dansky testified today in support of the Vulnerable Child Protection Act, introduced in the South Dakota legislature by Rep. Fred Deutsch, to prevent medical harm to children who’ve diagnosed themselves with gender identity issues. The measure will forbid doctors to prescribe drugs that block puberty, or cross-sex hormones, or to provide cosmetic surgery to remove healthy breasts or genitals, for children under 16. “It’s good that legislators are finally standing up to say that it’s cruel to destroy children’s sexual function for not fitting into sex stereo...

Protecting Girls’ Sports in New Hampshire

WoLF has submitted written testimony before the New Hampshire House Education Committee in support of HB 1251, which would protect girls’ sports teams in New Hampshire schools. Specifically, the text of the bill would add the following language to existing state law regarding discrimination in public schools: Interscholastic or intramural athletic teams or sports that are sponsored by a primary or secondary school or institution of higher education and designated for "females," "women," or "girls" shall only be open to students of the female sex.  If disputed, a student may prove that she is of the female sex by presenting a signed ...

Promoting Security Culture

Not to endorse every word of this reference on security culture for activists, but for anyone genuinely concerned about movement disruption and infiltration, the advice it contains to just work on rejecting bad behavior in the movement is sound. If someone is doxing other people, threatening people, showing up in person to get very aggressive or encouraging that behavior in others, targeting people they know to be emotionally vulnerable (like people in recovery) to try and get a rise out of them, lying about people, sharing personal details to try and shame others, or generally encouraging unwise behavior that you’re concerned may have serious ...

Cancelled in New York: Friday, January 17th

An Evening With Cancelled Women: Friday, January 17th, 6-9pm, Midtown Manhattan Last November, I was sitting in a diner with an enthusiastic WoLF member in NYC, talking about how irritating it was that we all have to sneak around like criminals to have meetings. And she said we should have a big meeting in New York City, bring out some of our favorite feminists, just go for it.  After much discussion over the next few weeks, we ended up settling on January 17th, when the New York Public Library had a room free on a weekday and everyone could make it. So that’s how I ended up negotiating with the New York Public Library over ...

Regarding the scarcity of women-only spaces

The problem here isn’t one of abundance vs. “scarcity.” It’s one of a limited range of female-only spaces that are provided in the very few cases where that really matters, vs. the complete elimination of such spaces due to men being able to identify into them.

New York State Democrats insult women, deny biology

[Content note: adult language, scientific illiteracy.] New York Democrats have decided to insult women by pretending in public that state committee member Emilia Decaudin is literally female, and, last month, on October 15th, by supporting his efforts to reduce women’s representation in the state party’s positions. Decaudin and his allies ended the “one male, one female” rule for Democratic State Committees, which the Velvet Chronicle notes was instituted at the behest of the women’s suffrage movement. Decaudin decided to respond to critics of this move by members of the public and constituents of the party with a later-d...

Stop FGM now!

A new movie about female genital mutilation (FGM) is making the festival circuit. “A Girl from Mogadishu” traces the journey of Ifrah Ahmed, an Irish and Somali activist, from her days as a refugee fleeing war-torn Somalia to the present.  Recently the film played at the Mill Valley Film Festival, an annual event for established as well as emerging filmmakers, where it received a positive response from a mostly female audience. Ahmed did not attend, but the filmmaker, Mary McGuckian, took questions from the audience. McGuckian said Ahmed found the film somewhat difficult to watch as it re-creates her traumas. ...

If Aimee Stephens wins, women lose

Earlier this month, in DC, when some of us were there to speak at the rally for the Harris case, a number of us got to meet again with mothers of children whose health has been stolen by the irresponsible medical transition of young people. Almost every day, WoLF board members and volunteers talk to parents who are devastated by what was done to their families. We talk with them as they struggle to understand how young people with developmental delays, who were dealing with abuse or other mental health problems, or who were made to feel like outsiders by their peers, had healthy body parts or endocrine systems wrecked by doctors who enabled their ...

The left likes Synthia China Blast more than feminists

Some of us have been around long enough to remember when all radical feminists, even ones who really disliked each other, were horrified by articles like this one, where a male gang member who raped and murdered a little black girl was invited by a women’s publication to publicly comment by name on the feminism of a woman who’d pointed out the crimes he committed before he changed his name, formerly Luis Morales. If women want to know what gender activists think of them, read this article, which was written before WoLF incorporated. Synthia China Blast was one of the men convicted for the rape and murder of Ebony Nicole Williams, 13, and when ...

Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC: Frequently Asked Questions

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments from the parties in Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Case No. 18-107, (hereafter Harris v. EEOC or Harris). This is a lawsuit initiated by a man named Anthony Stephens, who a few years ago changed his name to Aimee Stephens and now claims to be a woman based on the vague concept of “gender identity.”  Recently we’ve witnessed misinformation spreading online about our submission of an amicus (friend of the court) brief in the case, and our co-sponsorship and participation in a rally to raise awareness about how the outcome of the case may harm the rights, ...