6 March 2021

Sign up now, in time for 8 March! From women around the world to the US Senate: Don't pass the Equality Act! Gender identity' erases us

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A letter to be signed immediately! (to be handed in on 8 March).
In the United States theEquality Act, already passed in the House of Representatives, is about to be approved in the Senate. As Feminist Post has told you on several occasions, theEquality ActThe Biden administration's intention is to replace the concept of 'sex' with that of 'gender identity', erasing women, girls and children and making being a woman a 'choice' available to men.
Declaration on Women's Sex-Based Rightswhich has a network of 15,000 members worldwide - and of which RadFem Italia is the Italian reference point - has sent a letter of appeal to Charles Schumer, the U.S. Senate Majority Leader, pointing out that the 'European Union is not a member of the Senate.Equality Act As it stands, if approved, it would constitute a dangerous benchmark for legislation around the world.
We would like to remind you that the Zan law against homobi-transphobia, which has already been approved by the Chamber of Deputies and is waiting to be discussed in the Senate, also introduces the concept of "gender identity" in Italy. It is therefore a worldwide lobby that in coordinated action works for the erasure of girls, girls and women to replace female sex with "gender identity" in national and international legislation.
That's why this letter to the US Senate needs to be signed by as many people as possible, and signed NOW! WHRC intends to deliver it on 8 March, together with an alternative bill: theEquality for All Act.
You can subscribe to it by clicking here . This is a very important action, you too can participate and share as much as possible!
(scroll down to read the text of the letter in English and Italian)

Da sottoscrivere subito, in tempo per 8 marzo! Dalle donne di tutto il mondo al Senato Usa: non approvate l'Equality Act! L'"identità di genere" ci cancella 

Dear signatories to the Declaration on Women's Sex-Based Rights,
As many of you know, the U.S. Equality Act is currently before the U.S. Senate, and might come up for a final vote at any time. WHRC USA has been in contact with the office of the U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Charles Schumer, the highest ranking official in the U.S. Congress. WHRC has an opportunity to weigh in on the global impacts of this bill. WHRC USA has drafted the message below to Senator Schumer. We are looking for as many signatories as possible to sign it, but we have to act fast.
If you want to sign, please click here 
and complete the two-question survey for name and country.
If you wish to sign, please do so by 5 p.m. EST (Washington D.C.) on Sunday 7 March. WHRC USA is hoping to submit this to the Majority Leader's office on Monday 8 March (International Women's Day).
In sisterhood, 
Jo Brew and Kara Dansky

The Honorable Charles Schumer
Majority Leader
United States Senate

Dear Senator Schumer,
We represent women all around the world and we are writing to share our concerns with the U.S. Equality Act as it is currently drafted. The Declaration on Women's Sex-Based Rights has been signed by over 15,000 individuals all over the world, approximately 2000 of whom live in the U.S. Its intent is to protect women and girls globally by ensuring that sex is maintained as a discrete category in numerous areas in the law. We encourage you to read its provisions.

Our understanding is that the current version of the U.S. Equality Act, which passed in the House of Representatives earlier this year, would redefine the word sex to include "gender identity" throughout U.S. Civil Rights Law. "Gender identity," which the Equality Act defines in a circular fashion with reference to "gender-related identity, appearance, mannerisms, or other gender-related characteristics,"is, in practice, the mechanism by which individuals may claim the identity of the opposite sex. It has no basis in material reality.

Although the enactment of the Equality Act would only affect U.S. women directly, we are terrified of the impact that such enactment is likely to have globally. Our governments look to your government for leadership, expertise, and guidance. Already, we are seeing the word sex being redefined to include "gender identity" in laws throughout the U.K., the European Union, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. These laws have had devastating impacts on the lives of women and girls, including the rapes of vulnerable women in prison, the inclusion of men in women's spaces such as locker rooms and changing rooms, and the inclusion of men in women's sports. This situation will only get worse if this law passes in the U.S., and similar laws are likely to extend to other geographic areas as well.

We understand that the U.S. chapter of the Women's Human Rights Campaign (WHRC) has shared with you information about the alternative they have proposed, the Equality for All Act. This bill is in alignment with the Declaration on Women's Sex-Based Rights, and we strongly urge you to consider introducing it in the U.S. Senate.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration. Women and girls all over the world are depending on your leadership.

Honourable Senator Schumer,

we represent women all over the world and we are writing to share our concerns about the U.S. Equality Act as it is currently drafted. The Declaration on women's rights based on gender has been signed by more than 15,000 people worldwide, about 2,000 of whom live in the United States. Its intent is protecting women and girls globally by ensuring that gender is maintained as a distinct category in many areas of legislationPlease read what it has to say.

From what we understand the current version of the US Equality Act passed in the House of Representatives earlier this year, would redefine the word sex to include 'gender identity' in all US civil rights legislation. "Gender Identity", which theEquality Act tautologically defines referring to ".identity, appearance, behaviour or other gender-related characteristics"is in practice the mechanism by which individuals can claim the identity of the opposite sex, which is something that has no basis in material reality.

Although the enactment of theEquality Act would directly affect only US women, the impact it could have on a global level is terrifying. Our governments look to the US government as a model of leadership, competence and guidance. We are already witnessing the redefinition of the word sex to include "gender identity" in the laws of the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. These laws have had a devastating impact on the lives of women and girlsincluding rape of vulnerable women in prison, inclusion of men in women's spaces such as changing rooms and locker rooms, and inclusion of men in women's sports. This situation will worsen if the law is passed in the United States, and it is likely that similar laws will extend to other geographical areas.

We know that the US section of Women's Human Rights Campaign (WHRC) has already submitted an alternative, the Equality for All Act. This bill is in line with the Declaration of Women's Rights based on Genderand we strongly urge you to consider introducing it in the United States Senate. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Women and girls all over the world depend on its leadership.

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