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Tell HUD: protect women’s single-sex shelters!

U.S. residents have until this coming Tuesday, September 22, to tell the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that it should allow shelter providers to have women-only services again. In 2017, Hands Across the Aisle, Women's Liberation Front, Concerned Parents and Educators, and Family Policy Alliance submitted a joint legal petition to HUD urging the agency to repeal the Obama regulation that forced women's shelters to accommodate men based on self-declared gender identity. Now HUD has proposed to repeal that mandate! Though we're not 100% satisfied with the details, it's a good step forward, and we're pushing HUD to fix ...

WoLF Releases Groundbreaking Poll Results: Gender Identity Policies Flop with CA and ID Voters

A recent poll conducted by Spry Strategies in conjunction with the Women’s Liberation Front gauged voter insights on gender identity policies in Idaho and California, two states that have recently passed hotly debated bills on these topics and represent polar opposites of partisan discourse. While radical feminists and conservative Christians have together been the mainstay of organized opposition to the increasingly strange demands of the gender identity movement, these polling numbers show that our positions are solidly within the mainstream of opinion, in both red Idaho, and blue California. Seventy-nine percent of likely voters in Idaho, ...

Women Speak: Should men be allowed in women’s prisons?

Women’s Liberation Front hosted this discussion about an urgent issue: policies and practices allowing male prisoners to be housed in women’s correctional facilities, based on their claimed “gender identity” or “transgender status.” At the time of this recording, the California legislature is poised to vote on SB 132, a bill that would allow incarcerated individuals to self-identify as transgender or intersex. Those individuals must then “Be housed at a correctional facility designated for men or women based on the individual’s preference.” This includes sex-specific residential programs such as the Community Prisoner Mother ...

Feminism isn’t about popularity or kindness, Rebecca Solnit

Across the mainstream political spectrum, people are growing bolder in questioning the popular narrative that “transgender women are women.”   This last Saturday, California-based feminist Joey Brite produced an all-day online conference in which feminists and allies gathered to discuss how gender activism is harming women and girls. Presenters included: >> Prominent writers, medical and mental healthcare professionals, and leaders of NGOs in the U.S. and U.K., who have been actively raising the alarm about the blossoming medical scandal of giving minors exogenous hormones and double mastectomies in the name of "gender transitio...

Gender identity: The adverse possession of women’s rights – and the truth.

There is a surprising mechanism in English and U.S. law called adverse possession, wherein someone with a valid deed of ownership can lose her rights, if another person takes possession of the property in a way that is visible and notorious, and the rightful owner lets too much time pass without booting the adverse possessor off the land. It’s a bit more complicated and the details vary by jurisdiction, but you get the idea. This is sometimes casually referred to as “squatters’ rights.”  Some aspects of gender identity activism remind us of the concept of adverse possession. When calls for “trans rights” began to gain steam, we ...

HUD’s proposed shelter rule: better, but leaves many women unprotected

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has proposed to repeal portions of its 2016 regulation dubbed the “Equal Access” rule, which had mandated that individuals be accommodated in single-sex emergency shelters based on their self-declared “gender identity.” Here is our initial assessment of the proposal. The proposed new HUD shelter regulation HUD’s proposal to repeal its 2016 mandate is great news for facilities that were set up to provide woman-centered, women-only services to those who need and want them. When the proposed rule is finalized, it will allow women’s shelters to determine eligibility based on ...

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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 ...