My, how political times have changed.
The modern ‘women’s rights’ and feminist movement that began in the 1970s and was quickly embraced by the Democratic Party is over: In the span of a couple generations, the party’s supporters now refuse to even define a woman while supporting biological males competing in and dominating all-female sporting events and pushing the nonsense that men can ‘identify’ as a woman if they so choose.
So that has left women with no major political party to champion their causes? Not true.
Like the GOP has embraced parental choice in schools and a host of so-called “kitchen table” policies like lower taxes, cheaper energy, and working-class values, the party is now moving to protect and defend all of the hard-won gains women have made over the past several decades.
The Daily Wire reports:
A group of House Republicans is introducing a new “Women’s Bill of Rights” to protect the rights of females based on their biological gender.
Arizona Republican Rep. Debbie Lesko led the group of lawmakers on the Republican Study Committee (RSC) to push for the new legislation on Thursday.
The bill is designed to push back on recent efforts by many Democrats to redefine gender or even recognize the unique differences between men and women.
“As the Left continues to erase women, we must fight for women and their place in our society,” Lesko said in a statement. “Whether it’s keeping the word ‘mother’ in written law, or ensuring women’s domestic violence shelters do not have to accept biological men, we must stand up for women.”
“The modern Democrat party has put the Left’s woke agenda before the rights of women,” noted RSC Chairman Jim Banks (R-Ind.).
“These days, Democrats refuse to even admit women exist or recognize them as unique beings, with unique abilities. While radical liberals strip away the progress and protections that generations of women fought to achieve, Republicans must fight back and acknowledge these basic biological truths. As the father of three daughters, I’m proud to co-lead this resolution reaffirming the legal protections afforded to them under federal law,” he continued.
Independent Women’s Voice Vice President Carrie Lukas issued a statement saying she, too, supports the measure.
“Women and girls’ interests are being short-changed today by those who seek to eradicate sex-specific sports, facilities, and opportunities. That ends today. I’m grateful that Representatives Lesko, Banks, Harshbarger, and Miller are standing up for women and for common sense,” she said.
The legislation — which should not even be necessary, but that’s another story — realizes and acknowledges the biological differences between men and women while it also “highlights the importance of differentiating between men and women in law for the purposes of protecting sex-segregated activities and organizations.” The measure goes on to affirm the importance of using “mother” and “father” in written legislation in order to protect parents and families.
“More and more often, our colleagues on the left are trying to erase women,” Lesko said, going on to elaborate during a Fox News interview earlier Thursday.
“I am proud to introduce the Women’s Bill of Rights to affirm the importance of acknowledging women and their unique and distinguishing characteristics and contributions to our nation. As the Left continues to erase women, we must fight for women and their place in our society. Whether it’s keeping the word ‘mother’ in written law, or ensuring women’s domestic violence shelters do not have to accept biological men, we must stand up for women,” Lesko said.