Equality Act = Female Erasure by R. Dreher (Re: Transgenderism)

Equality Act = Female Erasure by R. Dreher

The following by R. Dreher quotes generously from a piece by Abigail Shrier in the Wall Street Journal, and it echoes what I’ve said on my own blog here the past few years:

Liberals will always prioritize the needs, desires, and safety of all other groups above that of biological women (such as transgender persons or Muslims), so that (Link): biological women will be put into danger, but Liberals do not care about that. (Also: liberals (Link): hate biological white women above all.)

(Link): Equality Act = Female Erasure by R. Dreher

Excerpts:

(Link): Abigail Shrier, writing in the Wall Street Journal, says that the Equality Act is an attack on women. The article is paywalled, but here’s a peek:

— start Shrier excerpt —
It has become rightly fashionable to ridicule the idea of “safe spaces,” places where adults can hide and sulk like children avoiding ideas they find threatening.

But women need actual safe spaces—not from intellectual challenge, of course, but from physical threat of harm from men.

As a biological matter, most women are physically outmatched by men. Men are stronger and faster than we are, though we’re better able to tolerate pain and tend to live longer.

House Democrats introduced a bill this month that would outlaw safe spaces for women. The Equality Act—so called because, to put it charitably, Democrats excel at branding—purports merely to extend protections of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to people who are gay and transgender.

Insofar as it would prohibit landlords from evicting tenants and employers from firing employees based on sexual orientation, it is no doubt long overdue.

But the bill goes further, proposing to prohibit discrimination based on “gender identity.” That claim directly competes with the rights of women and girls.

Any biological males who self-identify as females would, under the Equality Act, be legally entitled to enter women’s restrooms, locker rooms and protective facilities such as battered-women’s shelters. This would put women and girls at immediate physical risk.
— end Shrier excerpt —

More:

— start Shrier excerpt —
Are there sincere transgender people who ought to be accommodated with appropriate facilities? Of course.

But their need, however real, doesn’t justify the immediate transfer of the hard-won rights of women and girls.

No comparable sacrifice is asked of boys and men, who are unlikely to feel threatened by a biological woman in the restroom. No top male athletes are likely to lose competitions to biological women competing as men.

Only women are made to sacrifice for the sake of this new “equality.” And what women and girls are being coerced to cough up isn’t an unfair privilege but a leveler they require.

The bill is unlikely to become law while Republicans control the Senate or White House.

But this isn’t the first time the Democrats have introduced the Equality Act, and it won’t be the last.

It’s a proposal worth taking seriously because it provides a glimpse of the left’s willingness to sacrifice women and girls to those wolves in sheep’s clothing—transgender or not—who would take advantage of them.
— end Shrier excerpt —

Read it all.

If you have time, (Link): here’s a link to an hourlong panel discussion at the Heritage Foundation from earlier this year, in which women leaders from the Left talk about why the Equality Act amounts to “female erasure.”


Related Posts (on this blog)

(Link): Sexual Assaults or Harassment Carried Out by CIS Men Taking Advantage of Trans-friendly Bathroom Policies – Collection of News Stories

(Link): What Makes A Woman? by E. Burkett

(Link): Some Muslims Don’t Know or Care about American Liberal Intersectionalism

(Link): The Many Harms of Gender Identity Laws: A Mother of a Trans-Identifying Teen Speaks Out by Katherine Cave

(Link): San Francisco’s BART Hooligans: Liberals Really Do Place Allegiance To Political Correctness Above Your Physical Safety

(Link): The Creepy Crusade Against White Women By Liberals and Trump Haters

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