Women attacked from the right and the left: the ashes on the heads of the New York Times
Organ of liberals and woke culture, for some months the great US newspaper has undertaken a vigorous change of direction, admitting its excesses and the misogyny of the new progressive trend committed to erasing women. While waiting for the self-critical wind to arrive in Europe too

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by Pamela Paul Maybe it makes sense that women - creatures with a compliant and pleasant appearance, altruistic and very cute - were the ones that finally brought our polarized country together.

Why the far right and the far left have found the only thing they can agree on: women don't matter.

The right-wing position is the best known, the movement has aggressively dedicated itself for decades to depriving women of fundamental rights. Thanks also to two Supreme Court justices who have been credibly accused of abusive behavior towards women, Roe v. Wade, which has been a target for nearly 50 years, has been mercilessly overturned.
Much more disconcerting was the part of the left, which launched with its own agenda perhaps unintentionally but effectively misogynistic. There was a time when campus groups and activist organizations staunchly supported women. Women's rights were human rights and something to fight for. Although the Equal Rights Amendment was never ratified, legal scholars and advocacy groups spent years working to define women as a protected class. Today instead a number of academics, super progressives, transgender activists, civil liberties organizations and medical organizations are working with the opposite goal: to deny women their humanity, reducing them to a mix of body parts and stereotypes of type.

As reported by my colleague Michael Powell, even the word “woman” has become forbidden. A term previously commonly used to refer to half of the world's population, the word woman had a specific meaning linked to genetics, biology, history, politics and culture. Not anymore today. Instead, loaded terms like “pregnant people,” “menstruators,” and “bodies with vaginas” are used.

Planned Parenthood, once a staunch defender of women's rights, omits the word "woman" from its homepage. NARAL Pro-Choice America use “people who give birth” instead of “women.” L'American Civil Liberties Union, a longtime advocate for women's rights, last month tweeted her outrage at the possibility overturning Roe v. Wade as a threat to several groups: "Blacks, indigenous and other people of color, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, young people." He excluded naming the most threatened: women. 

This is a bitter way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX (Title IX is the common name for those education amendments passed in 1972 in the United States, amendments that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in public education programs.)

here the editorial of New York Times

translation by Marina Terragni

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