This year, California implemented sex self-identification for prison housing. Any man can seek transfer to women’s facilities if he says he is “transgender.” He does not have to identify as a woman(!) as long as he does not identify as a man. #KeepPrisonsSingleSex
The LA Times reported yesterday that 255 transfer requests to women’s facilities have been made in the first three months of this policy. Most are yet to be processed, but no transfer requests have yet been denied.…
California reported in 2009 that 20% of inmates who ID as trans are sex offenders. This means at least 50 current transfer requests to women’s facilities are likely rapists. #KeepPrisonsSingleSex #NotOurCrimes…
The LA Times also said California prison officials know of men falsely claiming to ID as trans. An advocacy group for incarcerated women told the Senate Judiciary Committee that at least one man so far has been successful in his ruse.
Woman II Woman describes the fear and humiliation of sleeping, showering, and toileting in front of these men. Most incarcerated women have survived physical and sexual abuse. They are terrified, and they are in despair.…
One man already housed with women is Richard Masbruch, who raped and tortured two women. If you have a strong stomach, you can read about his crimes here:… #NotOurCrimes
The CDCR acknowledges that putting men (90% of whom still have functional penises) in women’s prisons presents a risk of pregnancy.…
The Equality Act, currently before the Senate, would expand self-ID nationwide, to all prisons, jails, juvenile detention centers, and immigration facilities.
Nationwide and state-level polling shows that only 7% of Americans support the policy of giving men, convicted of raping and murdering women, the ‘right’ to serve their sentences in women’s facilities. #KeepPrisonsSingleSex
Mixed-sex prisons are a terrible, cruel solution to sexual violence in men’s prisons. Congress should amend the Prison Rape Elimination Act to allow for separate facilities for transgender-identified inmates. #KeepPrisonsSingleSex @senatedems @senateGOP
Check out our page on women’s prisons for more information and resources on how you can help #KeepPrisonsSingleSex

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18 Feb
New poll results reveal overwhelming bipartisan rejection of "gender identity" policies in West Virginia, such as those that would go into effect with the passage of the #EqualityAct. @Sen_JoeManchin @SenCapito…
The results found wide, cross-partisan, agreement that men should not be allowed in women’s intimate spaces such as changing rooms or homeless shelters, even if they identify as women.
86 percent of WV voters agreed that male domestic abusers and sex offenders should not be allowed to serve their sentence in a women’s prison regardless of their claimed “gender identity,” including 78 percent of registered democrats.
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It’s important to take action even if your representative doesn’t listen this time. Or next time. It takes time to change minds.

Taking action has other benefits, too. ...
For each of us, civic participation is a habit that it takes time to build.

This is why voting participation is usually lower when people are younger, but tends to become more reliable with age. It’s not the age, per se, but that older people have made voting a habit.
Contacting your legislators is another habit it takes time to build.

At first, you may be a little nervous. After you’ve done it a few times, it seems normal. After you’ve written them a few emails, making a call doesn’t sound too hard.
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1. A “petition for rulemaking” is a request to an agency that they issue, amend, or repeal a specific regulation. Since Biden’s EO directed them to adjust their regulations for "gender identity," we want to force them to consider our petition first.…
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In a few years the bar moved from saying that children weren’t undergoing irreversible procedures, to arguing in The New Yorker that children should get to sterilize themselves for life without regard to the “arbitrary historical boundaries of childhood.”…
Among those of us with left-of-center political ideals, it’s only radical feminists who will now stand up and say that it’s wrong to sterilize children because they’re different, or unhappy. It’s only conservatives who will platform us to say it.…
Where are the other organizations that claim to represent lesbian and bisexual women, saying that these girls don’t need mastectomies? Where are the gay men’s groups standing up for the wholeness of these boys? Why are they abandoning their responsibilities?
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“Title IX, for example, contains numerous exceptions authorizing or allowing sex-separate activities and intimate facilities to be provided separately on the basis of biological sex or for members of each biological sex.”
“[The] Department’s longstanding construction of the term “sex” in Title IX to mean biological sex, male or female, is the only construction consistent with the ordinary public meaning of “sex” at the time of Title IX’s enactment.”

Let’s hope the courts at least read this.
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There are legitimate worries about where a (now) politically expedient set of actions, regarding a longstanding problem, is going to end. And there are many reasons to think that the people charged with making decisions about this are going to overreach, as they have done before.
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