The radical feminists ruthlessly mocked Phyllis Schlafly in the 1970s for her description of what would unravel if the Equal Rights Amendment was passed. Phyllis knew then that the issue at hand wasn’t about more rights for women. If the ERA or other similar legislation were passed, it would remove restrictions on abortion, lead to unisex bathrooms, put women in military combat or even a draft, and degrade the family unit itself. She knew ERA would open the door to all sorts of perverse things and would quite literally downgrade women’s position and rights.
And so it happened. Although the ERA did not pass, many similar laws have, and their destructive ideas have manifested in other ways. As the left has fought for and succeeded in obtaining more rights for women, the homosexual community, minorities, and other groups they’ve labeled as “victims,” a new generation of those seeking accommodation is causing conflict. “Transgenderism” first entered public consciousness as a subsection of those in the LGBT community that the left championed, but the latest developments in gender-dysphoric-mania have gone too far for even the liberal feminists. “The Equality Act” is currently moving through Congress – with Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s support. This bill would seek to amend civil-rights legislation to specifically include “gender identity” as a protected characteristic. This would demand that all federally funded entities treat “sex” as “gender identity.”
This change is unacceptable for many liberal women’s rights groups. They find themselves agreeing with unlikely allies in pro-family groups to oppose this bill and the push to remove distinction between biological genders. Kara Dansky is a board member of the radical feminist organization Women’s Liberation Front. She said that The Equality Act would be an “unmitigated disaster… If we construe the word sex to mean gender identity, what we are saying is that women and girls do not exist as a category worthy of civil-rights protection.”
Feminists are finding out what Phyllis Schlafly always said: removing distinctions made on the basis of sex will inevitably lead to the complete disregard of the notion of sex and gender. This will have untold negative effects for American women. The Equality Act is dangerous and must be stopped.