PODCAST: Title IX, trans rights, women’s rights, and ‘bathroom bills’

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Image: Women’s Liberation Front v. United States Facebook page

On August 11th, 2016, Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) filed a lawsuit against 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.” These kinds of changes have been taking place across North America — in many cases “sex” is simply replaced by “gender identity,” as though they are one in the same. But what does this mean for women’s rights? And why are governments pushing through these policy changes so quickly, without consulting with the public?

In this episode, I speak with Kara Dansky, WoLF spokeswoman and board member, about the lawsuit and what’s at stake. Kara is a lawyer, policy analyst, radical feminist, and the Founder and Managing Director of One Thousand Arms — a consulting firm committed to dismantling racism.

Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, I-D, Truthdig, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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  • Cassandra

    There are many of us who believe big pharma is the main problem in fighting this. Big pharma and the “gender” industry, including psychologists. It’s extremely profitable. Put that on top of the fact that it shits on and undermines actual females in about million ways and it’s very powerful stuff.