Magdalen Berns has died today, and we are heartbroken. She was so young, and her illness was so sudden and cruel. Our condolences and sympathies to all who knew and loved her. We who hurt to lose her from afar can hardly imagine what you're going through.
She was remembered as a hero today in the pages of both AfterEllen and the National Review, because her refusal to repeat nonsense to save herself from hassle won her a deservedly wide range of admirers, who were united in our wish to tell her how much she meant to us while she was still with us.
One of the ...
Among the reasons that we don’t believe men can be feminists is because the minute they get comfortable in that social category, they become invested in pointing to the behavior of other men as the “real” sexism, but not anything in which they themselves, or their friends and allies, might have participated. They get busy blaming men outside their in-group, act in solidarity with the men of their in-group, and stop introspecting.
That is, men who make bold to call themselves feminists act pretty much like men who don’t call themselves feminists. We’ve been ...
Katelyn Burns — notable for thinking rape is funny, insisting that men be incarcerated in women’s prisons on request, and suggesting that it might be abuse to restrict internet access to one’s own children — recently contacted us for comment on a prospective Vox article. It’s come out, and mainly addresses the question of our filing of an amicus brief (PDF) in the case of R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Aimee Stephens (U.S. Supreme Court Docket No. 18-107). It is what might be expected.
Here are ...
Paige Thompson is a man who claims to identify as a woman. He also recently committed one of the largest data breaches on record, and has a history of threatening violence.
and police reports, Thompson “has a history of stalking and threatening to kill
people and to get herself killed by police,” and had “threatened to
shoot up an undisclosed company in May , while she [sic] was living with
a convicted felon who had a stockpile of pistols, rifles and ammunition.”
Despite this, his lawyers claim that he is not violent, and argue that ...
Case highlights the importance of distinguishing between sex and gender for purposes of interpreting nation’s civil rights laws and highlights First Amendment implications of compelling speech.
WASHINGTON – The Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), an unapologetically radical feminist organization that fights for the rights, privacy, and safety of women and girls, today filed an amicus brief (PDF) in the case of R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Aimee Stephens (U.S. Supreme Court ...
*See update below.*
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America has now fired a doctor, their most recent president, Dr. Leana Wen, in part because she refused to use medically inaccurate language to refer to the sex of patients who become pregnant. This is according to BuzzFeed, buried under a litany of detailed, backstabbing complaints that should make anyone think twice about accepting a job as Wen’s replacement:
“Two sources told BuzzFeed News that Wen also refused to use “trans-inclusive” language, for example saying “people” instead of “women” ...
Dear WoLF women,Please see this letter that WoLF has submitted to the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, in support of Selena Soule’s complaint against her school and track officials.Selena and her co-complainants should have had the opportunity to compete fairly, against other female athletes only. Instead, she was required to compete against male athletes who claim to be female. This is fundamentally unfair, and a set-back to the rights, privacy, and safety of women and girls. Selena is bravely taking a stand by filing a complaint with the Office of ...
Yesterday, California’s Assembly Public Safety Committee passed SB 132, a corrections bill already passed by the Senate, directing prison officials to house inmates by gender identity, rather than by sex. Below are the prepared remarks of Abigail Lunetta, who testified before the committee in opposition to the measure.
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Abigail Lunetta. I am a Democrat, a feminist and an advocate for women’s rights. I’m here today because if SB-132 as it is currently written becomes law, the state of California will sanction the ...
Read WoLF's letter to the California legislature here:Download
The California Assembly's Committee on Public Safety will hold a hearing on SB 132 Tuesday, June 25 at 9:00 a.m. in the State Capitol, Room 126. Any California resident can attend and give testimony. If attending the hearing is not an option, California residents can find their representative and send a note via online form, or create an account and upload your position letter. If you plan to attend, please email us at [email protected]
and let us know so we can help connect you with ...
[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 ...