Feminist objections to Drag Queen Story Hour

Below is a letter that WoLF has sent to the board of directors of the Hennepin County Public Library, which sets policy for the public libraries in the Minneapolis metropolitan area. We think it's important that libraries hear a feminist perspective on why Drag Queen Story Hour events are inappropriate for children and teens, and we encourage you to download this letter and use it as a model to communicate these objections to your local library board. WoLF Drag Queen Story Hour letter letter (Nov. 16, 2019)Download ~ ~ ~ November 16, 2019 katherine....

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Stop FGM now!

Movie poster for, “A Girl From Mogadishu.”
A new movie about female genital mutilation (FGM) is making the festival circuit. “A Girl from Mogadishu” traces the journey of Ifrah Ahmed, an Irish and Somali activist, from her days as a refugee fleeing war-torn Somalia to the present.  Recently the film played at the Mill Valley Film Festival, an annual event for established as well as emerging filmmakers, where it received a positive response from a mostly female audience. Ahmed did not attend, but the filmmaker, Mary McGuckian, took questions from the audience. McGuckian s...

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If Aimee Stephens wins, women lose

Earlier this month, in DC, when some of us were there to speak at the rally for the Harris case, a number of us got to meet again with mothers of children whose health has been stolen by the irresponsible medical transition of young people. Almost every day, WoLF board members and volunteers talk to parents who are devastated by what was done to their families. We talk with them as they struggle to understand how young people with developmental delays, who were dealing with abuse or other mental health problems, or who were made to feel like outsiders by their peers, ...

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VICTORY! Women and girls to DC lawmakers: protect survivors, not buyers and pimps

*** Update! *** The Washington Blade has reported that Councilman Charles Allen, chair of the D.C. Council Judiciary Committee, will not continue pushing the bill to decriminalize pimping and sex-buying--for now. WoLF members, residents of D.C. and the surrounding region, and other women's groups across the country are prepared to mobilize again if the bill is reintroduced. “I don’t think necessarily that there is an appetite to move it forward now,” Grosso told the Blade in discussing what may happen next with the bill. “I think right now we still have ...

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The left likes Synthia China Blast more than feminists

Jezebel article about Synthia China Blast, 2015
Some of us have been around long enough to remember when all radical feminists, even ones who really disliked each other, were horrified by articles like this one, where a male gang member who raped and murdered a little black girl was invited by a women’s publication to publicly comment by name on the feminism of a woman who’d pointed out the crimes he committed before he changed his name, formerly Luis Morales. If women want to know what gender activists think of them, read this article, which was written before WoLF incorporated. Synthia China Blast was one of ...

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Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC: Frequently Asked Questions

Gavel on a white background, courtesy Pixabay
Last week the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments from the parties in Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Case No. 18-107, (hereafter Harris v. EEOC or Harris). This is a lawsuit initiated by a man named Anthony Stephens, who a few years ago changed his name to Aimee Stephens and now claims to be a woman based on the vague concept of “gender identity.”  Recently we’ve witnessed misinformation spreading online about our submission of an amicus (friend of the court) brief in the case, and our co-sponsorship and participation in a rally ...

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For “being trans,” a note for Ruth Serwotka, and others

The PinkNews headline earlier this year shouted, “Powerlifter Mary Gregory, who broke world records, disqualified for being trans.” Is that what happened? What does “being trans” mean here? Mary Gregory is a man, who broke records in a women’s powerlifting competition, which he entered under the false pretenses of being a woman, when he isn’t. He was apparently observed as being male when giving a urine sample, so he also probably exposed himself to a woman unexpectedly.  If he did, we hope police have investigated the incident as a potential crime ...

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A decline in ‘comfort’ with the LGBTQ, considered for the perplexed.

[Content note: some images in this post contain violent imagery and language, and are not suitable for all readers.] Disastrous polling numbers came out this summer, showing decreased acceptance of “LGBTQ” people, particularly among young women, in the US. This is what many of us feared would happen due to having gender identity politics completely take over the movement for tolerance of same-sex attraction. Radical feminists have been getting disturbing aggression over this shoved in our faces for years, and you don't need a degree in sociology to guess ...

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Also, we live in a democracy, which is a good thing.

“ACLU, Koch, and Others Join to Champion Civil Liberties, Peaceful Protest”
Some radical feminists and gender critical people have been attacking WoLF in social media posts, by implying we are anti-gay/anti-lesbian because of our targeted joint efforts with some groups on the right wing of the political spectrum. It is true that WoLF has worked with conservative political groups, including conservative Christians, in order to further particular goals that we have shared. Anyone who has been involved much in politics knows that most battles are won when different groups coordinate to achieve a shared goal.   Our online detractors ...

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For Magdalen

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 ...

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