People have been arguing this for a while now: if being a woman is merely feeling like one or putting on a dress, then no one is truly female.
Here’s an overview of the segment from the FOX News Insider:
Christians & Feminists Team Up to Fight Transgender Bathroom Mandate
The Obama administration told public schools last year they had to allow anyone who identified as transgender to use the bathroom of their choice. If schools refused to enforce the rule, they would be denied federal funding.
The Family Policy Alliance, which is the public policy partner of the Christian conservative organization Focus on the Family, is working with a radical feminist group, the Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), to fight the order.
On “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Kara Dansky, the chair of WoLF’s board of directors, argued that it’s unfair that men who identify as female get the same benefits as women under Title IX.
“We think that ‘women and girls’ are a meaningful category worthy of civil rights protection,” she said. “If we define sex, under Title IX, to mean gender identity, what we’re essentially saying is that ‘women and girl’ can mean anyone who self-identifies as ‘women and girl,’ which makes the category ‘women and girls’ meaningless as a category.”
Dansky said that speaking out on this issue immediately makes you a target for hate.
“We’re called transphobic bigots because we ask questions about gender identity,” Dansky said. “We’re asking questions and we’re standing up for women and girls. And that seems to be not permitted.”
Dansky’s organization (WoLF) is currently suing the federal government over this.
Here are some details from their website:
Why is WoLF suing the United States Federal Government?
Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) is suing the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Education (DOE) in order to challenge their recent redefinition of “sex” in Title IX to include “gender identity.” This redefinition effectively renders sex meaningless as a legally protected category in federally funded schools and universities (which is almost every school and university in the country). WoLF filed lawsuit on August 11th, 2016. See the legal complaint here.
How does the DOJ and DOE define “gender identity?”
The DOJ/DOE joint guidance defines “gender identity” as “an individual’s internal sense of gender,” stating that an individual’s “gender identity” may be “different or the same” as the individual’s sex.
For example, a male person may declare that he has an “internal sense” of being feminine. According to the DOJ and DOE, he would then be said to have a “gender identity” that is the opposite of his sex. The guidance mandates that a student’s “gender identity” must be treated as the student’s sex “for purposes of Title IX and its implementing regulations.”
How does “gender identity” erase sex-based protections?
The category of “gender identity” totally supplants Title IX’s original meaning of prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex. In many cases, the new “gender identity” rights of males to access females’ vulnerable spaces such as bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms has been shown to trump women and girls’ right to privacy and freedom from voyeurism, exposure to male nudity, and the threat of sexual harassment.