Sat., Feb. 01 | Seattle Public Library

Fighting the New Misogyny

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Fighting the New Misogyny

Time & Location

Feb. 01, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
Seattle Public Library , 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

About the Event

Over the last several years, transgender activism  has made sweeping gains. From local school boards to the Democratic  Party to legislatures around the world,  proponents of this ideology  have succeeded in positioning "gender identity" as the social justice  issue of our day.

But are the claims made by these activists actually true, or  even coherent? What does it mean to say that people can be "born in the  wrong body"? Does the concept of “gender  identity” break down stereotypes about the nature of men and women, or  does it reinforce them? And what about the rights of women and girls?

Women's Liberation Front is proud to announce an event that will tackle these issues head on.

On February 1, 2020, Meghan Murphy, Saba Malik, and Kara Dansky  will give a critical analysis of gender identity and make powerful  arguments for sex-based women's rights. The event will take place at the  beautiful Seattle Central Library in downtown Seattle, Washington.

Writer Meghan Murphy will speak on the philosophical and  political problems in the claims made by proponents of gender identity.  Feminist and environmentalist Saba Malik will address the way gender  identity advocates compare transphobia with racism and why this is both  inaccurate and offensive. Lawyer Kara Dansky will explain the  significance of female erasure in the law and how feminists are fighting  back. A Q and A session moderated by writer and activist Lierre Keith  will follow.

The event is $10, but we appreciate any and all donations as well, which can be made here.

About the Speakers

Meghan Murphy is a writer in Vancouver, BC, and the founder and editor of Feminist Current.

Saba Malik is a longtime radical feminist and environmental  activist. She is a founding member of Deep Green Resistance and a board  member of Fertile Ground Institute.

Kara Dansky is a lawyer and long-time feminist. She serves on  the board of the Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), where she coordinates  legal, policy, and media work.

Please note that this event is not sponsored by the Seattle Public Library. 

Registration is Closed