We feminists take note that we have succeeded in bringing out that the expression 'gender identity' is not admissible, This is also demonstrated by the request of the Legislation Committee to the House Committee on Justice (which was ignored). We now expect the discussion in the Senate to go in the direction we have indicated: so replace the concept of 'gender identity' with a clearer and more unambiguous 'transsexuality'.
NO TO 'GENDER IDENTITY'.
All over the world, 'gender identity' is branded as the a weapon against women. Gender identity is the place where the reality of bodies - especially female bodies - is made to disappear.
It is the premise of self-determination without constraints in the choice of gender, it is being a woman available to all.
It is the place where women born women have to call themselves 'menstruating people' or 'people with cervixes' because naming oneself as a woman is trans-exclusive.
It is the reason why those who say that a woman is a female human adult are violently silenced, as has happened to many feminists: from Germaine Greer to Sylvane Agacinski, Julie Bindel, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and now J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, who was persecuted for calling herself a woman and refusing to accept the definition of a 'menstruating person'.
It is the place where political quotas for women are occupied by men who identify as women; of the funds earmarked for the protection of women, of affirmative action, of laws, of jobs for women enjoyed by men who identify as women.
NO TO THE INCLUSION OF THE FIGHT AGAINST MISOGYNY
A large part of Italian feminism also understands thecornering the fight against misogyny in the context of homotransphobia as a bogus 'concession' to women to dilute and contain their objections.
Women are the majority of humanity, not one of the minorities in the Lgbtq+ world.This is the transfeminist minority perspective, not the feminist one.
Thinking of women as a shade of the Lgbtq+ rainbow is not acceptable and produces a dangerous symbolic disorder. The fight against misogyny needs a completely different path.
For these reasons, we will continue to demand that this bill, which is dangerous for women, be amended in the parliamentary debate as we have requested.
Otherwise we will not support this law in any way.
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National Udi Naples
Luna Rossa Collective
Freedomina Association ,
Women's Health Association
In Radice - for the Inviolability of the Female Body
If Not Now When Genoa
Women Together Association
Magdalen Berns lesbian association
Monica Ricci Sargentini
Gabriella Ferrari Bravo
Laura De Barbieri
Maria Esposito Siotto