78 results for author: WoLF


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Revised HHS regulations: gender surgeries are not a human right

A few days ago, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized revised regulations, containing several elements that are important to women’s health, and to our long-term legal rights and interests. Below is WoLF’s summary and analysis of these new regulations. The HHS regulations cover numerous topics not discussed below that are beyond the scope of WoLF’s primary organizational focus, and we take no position on those aspects. Additionally, we’ve seen a few odd social media posts falsely claiming that WoLF supports the totality of the new HHS regulation, from individuals and groups who appear to be motivated by their ...

What is “being transgender” after Bostock?

The Supreme Court’s majority decision in the Bostock case was great news for LGB people. WoLF agrees that employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is wrong, and we celebrate that part of the decision. The Court’s ruling on “transgender status” however, is a disaster for women. A number of people have claimed that the ruling in Harris Funeral Homes (issued in same order as the Bostock case) was good because it upheld a biological definition of sex or because it made it illegal to fire a man for wearing a dress. The ruling did neither of those things.  Others have said that the ruling only protects people ...

Department of Education upholds girls’ rights to female-only sports

On May 15, 2020, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a formal Letter of Impending Enforcement Action in connection with the Administrative complaint filed by Selina Soule, Alanna Smith, and Chelsea Mitchell, against the Connecticut Interscholastic Association Conference (CIAC) and several schools, after they were forced to compete against male athletes (i.e., boys). This is separate from the legal case that is currently in federal court, where the judge recently told the girls’ attorney that he is not allowed to use the word “male” when referring to students who are unquestionably male. The letter makes a ...

“Women Speak!”: An Interview with WoLF Board Chair Natasha Chart

Demonizing female negotiators as traitors is a demonization of female authority itself; it’s a demonization of the right of women, as a class, to carry out the normal functions of political leadership.

Gender Dysphoria and Mental Health

The presence of a psychiatric disorder indicates a need for treatment. But, the causes of Gender Dysphoria are not understood, and therefore, it is difficult to identify the best treatment for the condition.

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 ...