Fighting the New Misogyny: A Feminist Critique of Gender Identity

Over the last several years, transgender activism has made sweeping gains. From local school boards to the Democratic Party to legislatures around the world,  proponents of this ideology have succeeded in positioning "gender identity" as the social justice issue of our day.

But are the claims made by these activists actually true, or even coherent? What does it mean to say that people can be "born in the wrong body"? Does the concept of “gender identity” break down stereotypes about the nature of men and women, or does it reinforce them? And what about the rights of women and girls?

Women's Liberation Front is proud to announce an event that will tackle these issues head on.

On February 1, 2020, Meghan Murphy, Saba Malik, and Kara Dansky will give a critical analysis of gender identity and make powerful arguments for sex-based women's rights. The event will take place at the beautiful Seattle Public Library in downtown Seattle, Washington, in the Microsoft Auditorium.*

Writer Meghan Murphy will speak on the philosophical and political problems in the claims made by proponents of gender identity. Feminist and environmentalist Saba Malik will address the way gender identity advocates compare transphobia with racism and why this is both inaccurate and offensive. Lawyer Kara Dansky will explain the significance of female erasure in the law and how feminists are fighting back. A Q and A session moderated by writer and activist Lierre Keith will follow.

* Note: This event is not sponsored by Seattle Public Library.

Why We're Here

This event will bring a truly radical feminist analysis of gender identity to the Pacific Northwest. To make this possible, we need your help. Our costs for this event include:

    * Renting the event space

   * Travel and lodging

    * Honorarium for our presenters

    * Equipment rental and technical support

    * Food and supplies

    * Security fees

This is a grassroots event, launched by people who believe the voices of dissenting women have been excluded from mainstream coverage. Please donate to support us and our ongoing work fighting for women's liberation. Even a dollar helps us get closer to our goal, and any funds in excess of the event costs will support WoLF’s advocacy for the sex-based rights of women and girls.

About the Speakers

Meghan Murphy is a writer in Vancouver, BC, and the founder and editor of Feminist Current.

Saba Malik is a longtime radical feminist and environmental activist. She is a founding member of Deep Green Resistance and a board member of Fertile Ground Institute.

Kara Dansky is a lawyer and long-time feminist. She serves on the board of the Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), where she coordinates legal, policy, and media work.

Risks and challenges

Our speakers have received death threats and hate mail for simply voicing their beliefs. Because of this, we have additional costs related to security. This added burden means that your support and donations matter all the more. Please donate, and even if you can't donate, please share with friends and acquaintances who may want to attend! 

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