Women are not the same as men.
That’s obvious to most. But a stunning conveyor of that message is radical feminists, who according to the New Yorker, are objecting to claims to womanhood made by men, otherwise known as transgenders.
Michelle Goldberg’s article, “What is a Women,” describes a May meeting of “Radfems Respond” in Portland, Oregon, in which organizers explained “why, at a time when transgender rights are ascendant, radical feminists insist on regarding transgender women as men, who should not be allowed to use women’s facilities, such as public restrooms, or to participate in events organized exclusively for women.”
Goldberg references defenders of traditional family values who have been promoting that message all along.
The defenders, meanwhile, include “three beautiful conservative dynamos” who have joined for a new book project, “What Women Really Want.”
The authors, original PolitiChicks Ann-Marie Murrell, Morgan Brittany and Dr. Gina Loudon, are calling for conservative women “to reclaim the power of the grassroots activist by fundamentally transforming their lives and working in bold ways.
“Women can be warriors without burning bras. Women can be strong without emasculating their husbands and sons. Women can be mothers without coddling or compromise. Most importantly, women can live out their faith without imposed compromise of their convictions,” the authors explain.
“What Women Really Want” is available now.
In her New Yorker article, Goldberg notes the feminist quarrel with transgender claims has been around since the 1970s, when at a West Coast Lesbian Conference keynote speaker Robin Morgan said: “I will not call a male ‘she;’ 32 years of suffering in this androcentric society, and of surviving, have earned me the title ‘woman’; one walk down the street by a male transvestite, five minutes of his being hassled (which he may enjoy), and then he dares, he dares to think he understands our pain? No, in our mothers’ names and in our own, we must not call him sister.”
The article summarizes: “Such views are shared by few feminists now, but they still have a foothold among some self-described radical feminists, who have found themselves in an acrimonious battle with trans people and their allies. Trans women say that they are women because they feel female – that, as some put it, they have women’s brains in men’s bodies. Radical feminists reject the notion of a ‘female brain.’ They believe that if women think and act differently from men it’s because society forces them to, requiring them to be sexually attractive, nurturing, and deferential. In the words of Lierre Keith, a speaker at Radfems Respond, femininity is ‘ritualized submission.'”
Goldberg says there is a view that “gender” is more a “caste position” rather than an identity of male or female.
She writes if a man “chooses to live as a woman – and accept a correspondingly subordinate social position – the fact that he has a choice means that he can never understand what being a woman is really like.”
“By extension, when trans women demand to be accepted as women they are simply exercising another form of male entitlement. All this enrages trans women and their allies, who point to the discrimination that trans people endure; although radical feminism is far from achieving all its goals, women have won far more formal equality than trans people have.”
Brittany told WND it’s plain that men are “different” from women.
She explained that difference means that “each sex thinks and analyzes things in ways that complement each other.”
“Men see things more in black and white, women see them in a variety of colors. Neither is wrong, or smarter … just different. It is important to have these differences in order to work and live in harmony,” she said.
Murrell elaborated: “I’m continuously astounded, and a little in awe, at the way the left is able to control the dialogue, manipulate people’s feelings, and redirect and remold society into whatever it wants it to become. And people keep moving right along with them, seldom protesting out of fear of being branded whatever name they decide to call you that day (homophobe, xenaphobe, gender-pronounphobe).”
She said the societal re-engineering can seriously impact individual lives.
“When I was a little girl, my mother had to literally hold me down and force me to wear a dress to church. In my first grade class picture, I’m the only girl wearing pants, my legs stretched out on the front row to the point that you can see a hole in the bottom of my Keds. While I never ‘felt’ like a boy, I definitely acted more like a boy than a girl. I hated dolls and lived outside on my bicycle. If I’d been born into 2014 America, could I have been manipulated into believing I wanted to become a boy? Perhaps. And as a strong, very straight former tomboy, that thought makes me sad beyond belief,” she said.
Their book, “What Women Really Want,” already has drawn praise from some high-profile leaders.
Sarah Palin said: “You gals are out there preaching it and I love you and I thank you. … I get goosebumps listening to you on the radio.”
And Glenn Beck added: “The real war on women is the left telling them what to think, what to wear, and what to do. ‘What Women Really Want’ is a passionate plea against feminism written by three courageous and determined ladies who are on the front lines fighting for freedom, faith, and family.”
The book “explains the bad and the ugly of party politics and the reality of new parties.”
It intends to “inspire today’s women to fight to reclaim the greatness of this country as outlined so powerfully in the Declaration of Independence, so profoundly in the Bill of Rights and so simply by Abraham Lincoln in the Gettysburg Address!”
The authors say the traditional woman is standing up to the lies of the culture and media and proclaiming, enough! Women don’t want to be enslaved, patronized, labeled or invaded, they write.
“What women really want is to be empowered to make a difference in the world beyond the trivial things. Women really want freedom of religion, a strong family, a man who stands for something, a voice, the freedom to protect themselves, prosperity, choices. Women really want to do the right thing. Women really want to be warriors of love,” they argue.
Brittany has been a film, television and stage actress for over 50 years. In the 1980s she played Katherine Wentworth, one of the lead characters in the hit television series “Dallas.” She also has appeared on “The Andy Griffith Show,” “The Twilight Zone” and “Gunsmoke.”
Loudon has two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in psychological fields. She hosts “Smart Life with Dr. Gina” on the Money Business Life Network.
Murrell is the lead anchor, national director and editor-in-chief of PolitiChicks.tv. She is also a regular political commentator on FrontPage Magazine’s online TV show “The Glazov Gang.”