Why Italian feminism does not support the Zan law against homotransphobia

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We feminists acknowledge that we have managed to bring out that the expression “gender identity” is not admissible, as also demonstrated by the request of the Committee for Legislation made to the House Judiciary Committee (and ignored). We now expect the discussion in the Senate to go in the direction we indicated: sreplace the concept of "gender identity" with a clearer and more unambiguous "transsexuality".
NO TO “GENDER IDENTITY”
All over the world “gender identity” is brandished as a weapon against women. Gender identity is where the reality of bodies - particularly that of female bodies - is made to disappear. 
It is the premise for self-determination without constraints in choosing the gender to which one intends to belong, it is being a woman available to everyone. 
It is the place where women born women have to call themselves “people who menstruate” or “people with cervixes” because naming themselves women is trans-exclusionary. 
It is the reason why anyone who says that a woman is a female human adult is violently silenced, as has happened to many feminists: from Germaine Greer to Sylvane Agacinski, Julie Bindel, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and now also to JK Rowling , the author of Harry Potter, persecuted for calling herself a woman and rejecting the definition of "person who menstruates".
It is the place where political quotas intended for women are occupied by men who identify as women; of funds intended for the protection of women, of positive actions, of laws, of jobs for women that are enjoyed by men who identify as women. 
NO TO THE INCLUSION OF THE FIGHT AGAINST MISOGYNY 
The large part of Italian feminism also intends theinsertion "in the corner" of the fight against misogyny in the context of homotransphobia as a fake "concession" to women to dilute and contain their objections.
Women are the majority of humanity, not one of the minorities of the LGBTQ+ world: This is the transfeminist minority perspective, not the feminist one.
Thinking of women as shades of the LGBTQ+ rainbow is not acceptable and produces a dangerous symbolic disorder. The fight against misogyny requires an absolutely different path.
For these reasons we will continue to ask that this bill, which is dangerous for women, be amended during the parliamentary debate as we requested.
Otherwise we will not support this law in any way. 

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Udi Nazionale Udi Napoli 
Luna Rossa Collective
Freedomina Association, 
TerradiLei-Naples Association
Archwoman
Women's Health Association
RadFem Italy
In Root - for the Inviolability of the female body
If Not Now When Genoa
I-Dee
Women Together Association
Archlesbian
Archlesbian Magdalen Berns 
Plots Association

Pink Chain

Ide&Azioni Associated


Marina Terragni 
Monica Ricci Sargentini
Vittoria Tola
Anna Potito
Daniela Dioguardi
Elvira Reale
Stefania Cantatore
Gabriella Ferrari Well done
Katia Ricci
Daniela Tuscano
Roberta Trucco
Eliana Bouchard
Raffaella Molena Tassetto
 Milva Branchetti
Veronica Tamborini
Valeria Damiani
Cristina Gramolini
Rita Paltrinieri
Dina Speranza
Wilma Plevano
Paola Vitacolonna
Ester Ricciardelli
Simona Sorrentino
Giovanna Zappacosta
Laura De Barbieri
Rossana Casalegno, 
Rossana Ciambelli 
Maria Esposito Siotto
Ada Ferri 
Tiziana Giangrande
Gina Sfera
Anna Basevi
Carmen Manzo 
Grazia Fresu
Nataliena Piccoli
Cristina Favati

Lia Aurioso 


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