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The Washington Post ‘celebrates’ women’s Civil War history by erasing it

Based on a comment thread complaint over Twitter, the Washington Post recently decided that Jennie Hodgers, who fought in the Civil War as Albert Cashier, needs to be understood historically as if she were a man. They rewrote their introduction to what was supposed to be a historical retrospective series on women’s participation in war as follows: “On August 6, 1862, a shy young man from Belvidere, Illinois, signed up to fight for the North in the Civil War. His name was Albert Cashier.” The followed their text introduction to the podcast content with this chilling ‘correction’: “We incorrectly included a story about ...

TRANS STARBUCKS AND THE BUTCH GENOCIDE

From an Anonymous Sister: When you see female youth transitioning, it's overwhelmingly the tomboys. These girls would have grown up to be butch like me. I grabbed a coffee at the Trans Starbucks again this week. Sat for a while to watch 3 butches pretend they are men. Every butch lesbian who is critical about this horrific trans. movement---that would push young lesbians into believing they are male and amputating their healthy breasts and taking cross-hormones---every butch knows what they are seeing.  It’s like looking into a mirror and recalling all of the angst, hatred, parental and peer rejection all over again. Except with these ...

Julia Beck testifies on gender identity in H.R. 5, the Equality Act, at the House Judiciary hearing

Full video here, Ms. Beck’s opening statement is 59 minutes in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1520&v=UOOF6GJl8A0 See Ms. Beck's prepared hearing testimony:Download Press on the hearing: “Lesbian Feminist Slams the Equality Act: 'H.R. 5 Is a Human Rights Violation',” Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media, April 2, 2019 “Trump Could Declare Himself 'The First Female President' Under the Equality Act, Rep. Gaetz Warns,” Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media, April 2, 2019 “Rep. Nadler Refers to Trans-Critical Woman as 'He' While Slamming Her Testimony,” Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media, April 2, 2019 “Feminist Testifies Against ...

He can’t be she

“I will not call a male “she”; thirty-two years of suffering in this androcentric society, and of surviving, have earned me the title “woman”; one walk down the street by a male transvestite, five minutes of his being hassled (which he may enjoy), and then he dares, he dares to think he understands our pain? No, in our mothers’ names and in our own, we must not call him sister.”— Robin Morgan, 1973 In the UK, the original Gender Recognition Act (GRA) set aside a legal class for people who were diagnosed as transsexual and wanted to generally be seen as the opposite sex. MPs foresaw many potential problems with this, but the ...

The NYT misrepresents British feminists, and ignores their American counterparts

The New York Times commissioned this editorial on our visit to Capitol Hill last week, and didn’t even get a full paragraph without an error of fact. Since the author never bothered to ask anyone involved, it’s not a surprise that they embarrassed themselves right out of the gate. As the paper has repeatedly ignored many past offers, by ourselves and others, to directly rebut their published misrepresentations on gender identity, we might as well post here. The full title of this longform, low-fact, social media-style clapback is, “How British Feminism Became Anti-Trans: A surprisingly mainstream movement of feminists known as TERFs oppose ...

Shunning and Democracy

Cooties vs. Disfellowshipping: A comparison A lot of the online-motivated left treats politics much like a game of “cooties,” which kids played at elementary school when I was little. How it works is, one child says that another child has cooties, and then all the other children run away from the unfortunate for the rest of the play period if they come near. It’s like a snap, arbitrary, peer diagnosis of leprosy. Or, a bit arbitrary, but it was usually a child that the other kids just didn’t like very much. Everyone has their own line for people they will and won’t associate with, and that’s fair. Freedom of association must ...

Posie Parker in the House

A report back to members, from Capitol Hill I wasn’t sure what we were getting into when we heard a few weeks ago that Posie Parker and Venice Allan and Julia Long wanted to come to the US to protest Twitter for acting like misogynist jerks. At the least, it sounded like it would be interesting. We offered to help put them in touch with decision makers here, so that people in the US could hear how bad it is living in a country with no First Amendment protections and self-identification of sex treated like a civil right. On the last three days of their visit, these women spent hours lobbying on the Hill - going from office to office with ...

Declaration of no confidence in LGB movement leadership

Join us by adding your signature! To: The political, civil society, foundation funding, and media leadership of the former gay liberation movement for same-sex attracted persons, sometimes now called the LGBTQ or the LGBTQIAPK movement, among other acronyms, and including, but not limited to: The Human Rights Campaign; Grantees of the LGBTI Global Development Partnership at USAID; Sida; Arcus Foundation; Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice; Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute; Williams Institute; Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Rights (RFSL); Transgender Europe (TGEU); Stonewall UK; Pink News; The Advocate; ...

Women Stand Up! – Jan. 26 – Feb. 2, 2019

WoLF members will be participating in Women Stand Up, a global week of action, from January 26 to February 2, 2019. The event will include a We Need To Talk panel event featuring: Meghan Murphy, Canadian journalist and founder of Feminist Current; Jamila Bey, journalist and public speaker; Kara Dansky, feminist, lawyer, and WoLF board member; Brie Jontry of 4th wave Now; and Posie Parker as panel moderator.  The week will also include a range of meetings with officials aimed at delivering a clear message to Facebook, Twitter, and other content companies, that women will not be silenced and will stand up. For more information and ...

Fourth Annual WoLF Fest, July 5th – 9th, 2019!

The Fourth Annual WoLF Festival is happening July 5th-9th in northern California. WoLF Fest is a radical feminist festival for women. Join us for five days of women-centric workshops, strategy, and revolution in the redwoods. For more information, registration, and vendor and speaker applications, please see WoLFFest.org. Note: WoLF Fest is organized separately from WoLF's day-to-day organizational work. If you have questions about the event, please contact the organizers at the contact information listed in the website above.