Radical Feminists Eviscerate New York Times for Warning That Trump Would 'Erase' Transgender People
On Sunday, The New York Times dropped a bombshell, reporting that the Trump administration was considering draft rules to reverse Obama's move redefining "sex" as "gender identity" in federal law. Radical feminists eviscerated the report on Monday, even as liberal activist groups and transgender activists took to the streets to protest the tentative rule change.
"The Women's Liberation Front (WoLF) is a radical feminist organization that stands to liberate women and girls from patriarchy," WoLF lawyer and spokeswoman Kara Dansky told PJ Media on Monday. "You can't fight for the rights of women and girls if you can't define that category directly."
"Women have been oppressed and discriminated against for thousands of years on the basis of our biology," not their gender identity, Dansky declared. "Everybody knew what a woman was when they wouldn't let us vote."
The radical feminists at WoLF actually sued the Obama administration over its legal redefinition of "sex" to include "gender identity" in federal civil rights law. This move "effectively strips women and girls of their legal protections by eliminating the ability to legally distinguish between males and females," WoLF explained. The group dropped the suit following news that the Trump administration would not follow the same rules.
"The NYT piece misleads its readers by suggesting that it is possible to change sex, and it uses the words 'sex' and 'gender' interchangeably," Dansky told PJ Media. Echoing the Obama administration, The New York Times adopted the language of transgender ideology, which makes it more difficult to protect women.
Dansky also attacked the Times story for suggesting "that it's only conservatives who object to the erosion of female-only spaces and the rights and privacy of women — we are a radical feminist organization that fights for the rights and privacy of women, including our right to complete reproductive sovereignty; we are hardly a conservative organization."
Miriam Ben-Shalom, the first open lesbian to be reinstated to the U.S. Army after being dismissed for her sexuality, also criticized the Times story, defending Trump's proposed change.
"I simply am not able to understand how it has come to be that we do not 'know the difference between SEX (which is biological) and GENDER, which is an artificial construct of a society which deals with the behaviors of that society — based on the SEX of the members of that society,'" Ben-Shalom, who has also described herself as a radical feminist, told PJ Media on Monday.
She attacked the transgender ideology as "fake science."
Ben-Shalom condemned the transgender movement for using intersex persons who suffer from "genital or genetic anomalies" as an excuse to deny the biological gender binary of humanity. "Intersex people do not like being used this way and the fake science being bandied about by transgender-identifying people and their allies is ludicrous, unreasonable, and unsuitable," she declared.