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PODCAST: The Women's Human Rights Campaign launches in the US, fighting to save women's sex-based rights

PODCAST: The Women’s Human Rights Campaign launches in the US, fighting to save women’s sex-based rights

Meghan Murphy speaks with Katherine Acosta and Lauren Levey about the aims of WHRC USA and the problem posed to women by the Equality Act (H.R. 5).

On August 16, the Women’s Human Rights Campaign (WHRC) launched its United States chapter. WHRC is an international group of women dedicated to protecting the human rights of women and girls, and opposing the replacement of the category of sex with “gender identity.” The organization is gathering signatures on its Declaration on Women’s Sex-Based Rights, the organization’s founding document.

In the US, feminists are faced with fighting the Equality Act (H.R. 5), passed by a Democratic majority in the House last year. The Equality Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, sex, and gender identity, causing a conflict for the protection of women’s rights.

In this episode, I speak with Dr. Katherine Acosta, recent Co-Chair of the Interim Steering Committee for WHRC USA, and Lauren Levey, a veteran women’s rights activist, and recent member of WHRC USA about the Declaration on Women’s Sex-Based Rights, the Equality Act, and how we might shape law in order to protect the rights of women, as well as the gender non-conforming or trans-identified.

Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy

Founder & Editor

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 The Spectator, UnHerd, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, 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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