The US Congress promotes a Bill of Women's Rights inspired by feminist texts
Being able to call themselves women, not being reduced to "menstruators" or "holes in the front", having their own reserved spaces: American Republicans take on the resistance of feminism against woke progressivism and propose a law of historic importance. Women's associations, from WoLF to WDI, approve. But the issue of abortion remains to divide, with the Supreme Court ruling soon to arrive

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While ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), the largest American civil rights association, is conducting a campaign to advocate excluding males convicted of sexual offenses from women's prisons it is discriminatory and unconstitutional, on May 19th a group of Republican representatives in the US Congress, Americans, first signatory Debbie Lesko, submitted a resolution to introduce a Charter of Women's Rights, to legally define what a "woman" is, recognize that women and girls deserve single-sex spaces and codify a standard of control so that the law can recognize sex when necessary.

The resolution was extended in collaboration with Independent Women's Voice (IWV), WoLF (Women Liberation Front) who on 31 March 2022 had formulated their own Charter of Women's Rights.

WoLF welcomed the introduction of the Charter: "A Historic resolution that will advance and protect women's rights in the United States. For too long, women have been told there are no words to describe ourselves and our experiences. We have seen the definition of “woman” distorted to promote offensive and harmful sexist stereotypes. This resolution is a clear signal that our voices can no longer be silenced in this way. WoLF proudly co-authored the model Women's Bill of Rights that inspired this resolution, and we are grateful for the courageous leadership shown by Rep. Lesko and Sen Hyde-Smith. The simple and common sense provisions of this resolution will help ensure that the government does not approve the fiction of sex change and that spaces and resources for women remain as they are."

While there is nothing in the Women's Bill of Rights that a Democratic legislator on the side of women would find objectionable, the congressional resolution so far he received only support from Republicans.

WoLF encourages moving beyond rigid partisanship and believes that the Women's Bill of Rights is an excellent opportunity for both parties to come together to strengthen sex-based rights in U.S. laws and policies. In fact, the issue of abortion remains intact and divides feminism from conservatives: she is expected there in a few days ruling of the American Supreme Court which - according to the drafts circulated - would make abortion illegal.

The resolution states:

whereas males and females possess biological differences unique and immutable that manifest themselves before birth and increase as they age and go through puberty;

whereas biological differences between the sexes mean that only females can become pregnant, give birth and breastfeed babies;

whereas biological differences between the sexes cause that males are, on average, larger in sizeee possess greater body strength than females;

whereas biological differences between the sexes may expose females to more harm than males due to specific forms of violence, including sexual violence;

whereas women have achieved significant and inspiring achievements in education, athletics and work;

considering that recent erroneous court rulings relating to the definition of "sex" have put the spaces and resources dedicated to women at risk, thus requiring clarification of some terms:

The House of Representatives reaffirms that:

for purposes of federal law, a person's "sex" means their biological sex (male or female) at birth;

for the purposes of federal sex law, the terms “woman” and “girl” refer to human females and the terms “man” and “boy” refer to human males;

for purposes of federal law, the term "mother" indicates a female parent and “father” is defined as a male parent;

there are important reasons to distinguish between the sexes with regards toathletics, prisons, domestic violence shelters, restrooms and other areas, particularly where biology, security and privacy are involved.

(here The full text of the Resolution).

Presenting it at a press conference, the first signatory Debbie Lesko declared: “I am proud to introduce the Women's Bill of Rights to affirm the importance of recognizing women and their unique and distinctive characteristics and contributions to our nation. While the left continues to erase women, we must fight for women and their place in our society. Whether it's about keep the word “mother” in the law written or to guarantee that Women's domestic violence shelters should not accept biological meni, we must defend women."

Representative Jim Banks added: The modern Democratic Party has put the left's woke agenda over women's rights. These days, Democrats do they refuse to even admit that women exist or to recognize them as unique beings, with unique abilities. As radical liberals halt progress and eliminate protections that generations of women have fought for, Republicans must fight back and recognize basic biological truths. As the father of three daughters, I am proud to co-lead this resolution reaffirming the legal protections afforded them under federal law.”

And again, Representative Mary Miller: “I will never be afraid to speak up for our daughters who need adults in leadership positions who are not afraid of being criticized by the radical left. The answer to the question “what is a woman” has been clear throughout the history of our civilization, and it has not changed since Genesis. The radical left has launched an attack on biology because it wants to put itself above God and wants to brainwash our daughters with its wokeism. That's why today we present the Charter of Women's Rights to legally define what it means to be a woman. I am doing this on behalf of my 5 daughters and all women. This common sense document will help codify our common understanding and what we all know about the words “female,” “woman,” and “sex“. I'm proud to support him." 

And Rep. Diana Harshbarger: “For me, being a woman means having the great honor of being a mother, grandmother, entrepreneur and now a member of Congress. I am proud of this resolution on the Women's Bill of Rights because it sends a clear message that Congress must protect our future generations of female leaders from being deprived of measures designed to support their success, protect their safety and secure the opportunities they have won.”

Finally, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith stated: “The radical left belittles women's rights whenever it ignores the biological differences between males and females. This resolution reaffirms these unique differences and seeks to protect women's rights, whether in athletics, prisons, or battered women's shelters."

The Charter of Women's Rights is supported by many groups and associations, including: Independent Women's Voice, Independent Women's Law Center, Concerned Women for America LAC, Heritage Action for America, American Principles Project, Women's Liberation Front, Family Policy Alliance, Eagle Forum, Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC), and Women's Declaration International USA (to which the Feminist Post refers). Our text In Root-For the inviolability of the female body, signed among others by WoLF, is perfectly in line with what is expressed in the resolution.

Here are their statements: after that of WoLF.

Today, the interests of women and girls are belittled by those who seek to eradicate sex-related sports, facilities and opportunities. I am grateful that Representatives Lesko, Banks, Harshbarger and Miller stand up for women and common sense.”  Carrie Lukas, Independent Vice President of Women's Voice  

We cannot fight sexual discrimination if we disagree about what it means to be a woman. And we cannot collect accurate data on women's public health, medicine, education, crime, and economic status if we redefine sex to mean “gender identity.” At the Independent Women's Law Center, we know what a woman is. Thankfully, so do Reps. Lesko, Banks, Harshbarger and Miller.  Jennifer C. Braceras, director of the Independent Women's Law Center    

“It's shocking that women today are told that our status is irrelevant and that being a woman has no relation to being a woman. Our protections are being destroyed by radical policies that they confuse biological facts with gender feelings and from activist judges who cannot define a Woman. Concerned Women for America LAC and Heritage Action for America applaud the resolution on the Women's Bill of Rights that will recognize and protect the dignity of women and our unique status under the law.” Penny Young Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America LAC

“The woke left has made it its mission to roll back decades of progress made in the name of women's rights. Their refusal to recognize the biological differences between men and women is unreasonable and in many cases dangerous. If left unchecked, the left's assault on what it means to be a woman will continue to be a detriment to all biological women and will see opportunities and resources redirected to individuals who should never have received them. Fortunately, Congresswomen Lesko, Miller, and Harsbarger, along with RSC Chairman Jim Banks, are leading the effort to reaffirm what it means to be a woman and the dangers of the left's current trajectory.". – Jessica Anderson, Executive Director of Heritage Action.  

Americans will not remain silent against an ideology that erases women. To clear up any confusion about the definition of woman, this bicameral effort simply reaffirms the truth: women are distinct from men and deserve equal protection under the law. We urge every member of Congress to protect women's civil rights and pass the Women's Bill of Rights resolution now.". – Autumn Leva, senior vice president of Family Policy Alliance. 

The left has revived efforts to erase women today with the indelible ink of the Women's Bill of Rights. When it comes to sex and gender it's time to trust science. Women are women and men are men. We must recognize our physiological differences while celebrating our shared humanity. This resolution protects women in prisons and bathrooms, ensures the spirit of Title IX is maintained in college sports, and restore common sense to how we refer to pregnant and breastfeeding womenKris Ullman, President Eagle Forum.  

Americans are currently facing an onslaught from the woke left to belittle being a woman. Whether it's attacking women's sport, of to reduce women to “childbearers,” to put women at risk in prisons and bathrooms, or to appoint a Supreme Court justice who cannot define what a woman is, conservatives must react. We at the Conservative Political Action Coalition (CPAC) want to thank the Republican Study Committee, Representative Lesko, and Senator Hyde-Smith for trying to restore sanity by bringing forward the Women's Bill of Rights resolutionMatt Schlapp, President Conservative Political Action Coalition (CPAC).  

Men and women are different. This is both a self-evident truth and a scientific fact recognized by the vast majority of Americans. However, for some here in Washington (mostly on the left), being male or female is just a label that can be changed at will. These radicals cannot define what a “woman” is, even though they claim to defend women's rights. It would be comical, if the consequences weren't so serious. In response to this dangerous ideology, it is imperative to clarify legally what should be obvious to any sane person: that “man” and “woman” are biologically based realities, not simply social constructs. Only by doing so will we guarantee full respect and affirmation of everyone's rights. APP is grateful to Rep. Lesko, Sen. Hyde-Smith, and all Republican members who support this resolution, and we urge the GOP to make this effort a priority, both now and, especially, if they regain their majority in Congress next next year". Terry Schilling, President, American Principles Project.   

The US delegation of Women's Declaration International (a global, nonpartisan organization that advocates for women's sex-based rights around the world) is proud to support the Women's Bill of Rights, which will enshrine in law many of the principles outlined in the Global Declaration on Women Sex-based rights, which we work to advance U.S. law."Kara Dansky, President WDI USA. 

Marina Terragni

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