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 ...

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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 ...

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HUD plans to restore ability to provide women-only shelters and services

HUD (the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) has announced that it will publish proposed regulations in September 2019 to restore the ability of HUD grantees to provide single-sex emergency shelters and services for people experiencing homelessness and domestic violence. The planned regulation would overturn an Obama administration regulation that required women's shelters to accept a man's self-declared claim to "identify as women," and allow that man to share sleeping rooms, shower facilities, and trauma counseling designated exclusively for women. In ...

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE POISED TO PUT MEN IN WOMEN’S PRISONS UNDER SB 132

Add your signature to our letter to Senator Wiener here. 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 ...

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Women Unite In Opposition To The Equality Act

May 14, 2019 The Honorable Nancy PelosiU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC, 20515 Dear Speaker Pelosi: Women are uniting in opposition to the so-called “Equality Act” because Congress should only pass laws that protect women, not threaten, silence or abandon us. The Equality Act seeks to enshrine in civil rights law a new protected class of sex based on “gender identity” that claims no objective standard, medical diagnosis, or permanent intent. Under this bill, gender identity is nothing more than a person’s perception of self that can be ...

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House Democrats vote to ban legal recognition of sex

With today’s vote for the Orwellian “Equality Act,” House Democrats have abandoned their core commitment to women’s basic civil rights, privacy, and participation in public life, while cruelly mocking our reasonable safety concerns as “hysterical” and “fear mongering.” I could not be more disappointed in them. Their blatant disregard for the privacy and safety of adolescent girls, women who are incarcerated or need emergency shelter, women and girls in long-term care, women of faith who follow strict guidelines about where they can take their ease, ...

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Celebrating Lesbian Visibility

In honor of today, Lesbian Day of Visibility, WoLF wishes to share this reflection on an intimate gathering about Lesbian Erasure written by our member, Kacie. Despite the snowy weather and inconvenience of a weeknight, our rented back room of a restaurant filled up with lesbians young and old. The group was an interesting mix—several silver-haired women in their 50s and 60s, a handful in their late 20s/early 30s, and most around twenty who had never been in a lesbian space outside their own kitchens. After an hour of meeting and eating, we began an informal ...

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Statement on Supreme Court Title VII Transgender Claims

The Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) is cautiously optimistic about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review questions about how federal employment discrimination laws apply to specific types of sex discrimination claims. In one set of cases the Court will decide whether discrimination “because of . . . sex” under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers claims of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. (Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, consolidated with Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda). In another case, the Court will decide whether ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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