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.