Fighting the New Misogyny: A Feminist Critique of Gender Identity

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Fighting the New Misogyny: A Feminist Critique of Gender Identity

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Seattle Public Library Microsoft Auditorium 1000 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98104

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Over the last several years, transgender activism has made sweeping gains. From local school boards to the Democratic Party to legislatures around the world, proponents of this ideology have succeeded in positioning "gender identity" as the social justice issue of our day.

But are the claims made by these activists actually true, or even coherent? What does it mean to say that people can be "born in the wrong body"? Does the concept of “gender identity” break down stereotypes about the nature of men and women, or does it reinforce them? And what about the rights of women and girls?

Women's Liberation Front is proud to announce an event that will tackle these issues head on.

On February 1, 2020, Meghan Murphy, Saba Malik, and Kara Dansky will give a critical analysis of gender identity and make powerful arguments for sex-based women's rights. The event will take place at the beautiful Seattle Central Library in downtown Seattle, Washington.

Writer Meghan Murphy will speak on the philosophical and political problems in the claims made by proponents of gender identity. Feminist and environmentalist Saba Malik will address the way gender identity advocates compare transphobia with racism and why this is both inaccurate and offensive. Lawyer Kara Dansky will explain the significance of female erasure in the law and how feminists are fighting back. A Q and A session moderated by writer and activist Lierre Keith will follow.

The event is $10, but we appreciate any and all donations as well, which can be made here.

About the Speakers

Meghan Murphy is a writer in Vancouver, BC, and the founder and editor of Feminist Current.

Saba Malik is a longtime radical feminist and environmental activist. She is a founding member of Deep Green Resistance and a board member of Fertile Ground Institute.

Kara Dansky is a lawyer and long-time feminist. She serves on the board of the Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), where she coordinates legal, policy, and media work.

Please note that this event is not sponsored by the Seattle Public Library.