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% ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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

Photo credit: Djuradj Vujcic.
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 ...

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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 ...

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Become a Friend of WoLF!

The Women's Liberation Front invites each of our supporters to become a Friend of WoLF! Please watch this video, and learn more about this new giving program here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05T6mh_3GIA&feature=youtu.be

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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 ...

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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 ...

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ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE ENACTMENT OF TITLE IX

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Kara Dansky Board Member Women's Liberation Front Three things happened in 1972 that would affect the course of my life: (1) On June 23, the United States Congress enacted Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, providing that “[n]o person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance;” (2) Johns Hopkins University’s main campus, where I would eventually attend college, began admitting ...

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