What’s Current: President of the National Women’s Law Center refuses to define the word ‘woman’

  • During a hearing in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, the President of the National Women’s Law Center, Fatima Goss Graves, refuses to define the word “woman,” when asked by Rep. Andrew Clyde.
  • During a Senate hearing on Tuesday about the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe v. Wade, Sen. Josh Hawley asked Berkeley law professor Khiara Bridges why she used the term, “people with a capacity for pregnancy,” when describing the impacts of abortion restrictions and bans. Bridges responded that many women have the capacity for pregnancy and that many do not, adding, “There are also trans men who are capable of pregnancy as well as nonbinary people who are capable of pregnancy.” When Hawley responded, asking, “So this isn’t really a women’s rights issue?” Bridges labelled the line of questioning “transphobic,” laughing before adding that “it opens up trans people to violence.”
  • The COVID vaccines have been found to have impacted almost half of women’s menstrual cycles. The study refers to women as “menstruating and formerly menstruating people.”
  • SNP MP Joanna Cherry is fighting to protect the speech women who defend women’s sex based rights on social media.
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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist from Vancouver, BC. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, 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 is now exiled in Mexico with her very photogenic dog.