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Biden has completely obliterated woman’s sex based protections as he said he would do.

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yourfaceisaforeignfood Thu 21-Jan-21 05:45:13

“Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports."

Biden just passed all the worst parts of the Equality Act by executive order (so without going through any legislation at all). It is limited in effect to agencies (I think) but those agencies include the Bureau of Prisons, Dept of Housing and Urban Development, Dept of Education, Dept of Labor etc

This will of course be unchallenged, even welcomed by the media. It will likely have a knock on effect around the world.

And I am so angry. So so angry. He was never the ‘least worst option’ he is the absolute worst option.

As Abigail Shriner says

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AnyOldPrion Thu 21-Jan-21 06:16:56

So the UK has (so far) begun to edge very slightly towards protecting women’s rights, and the US have jumped into the more extremely realms of transactivism with both feet. The cards were on the wall when he parachuted a pair of transactivists into positions within his government. Unsurprisingly, neither were transmen.

So I guess we will now see what happens in a libertarian society with the brakes off.

Glenthebattleostrich Thu 21-Jan-21 06:20:11

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zzizzer Thu 21-Jan-21 06:39:19

Yeah its sickening. Really deeply sickening.

zzizzer Thu 21-Jan-21 06:41:33

Its also such a divisive and unnecessary "woke" thing to do on day one in such a divided land.

"Hello, we're in charge and identity politics is our big thing. Fuck anyone here who might query this, you're just on the wrong side of history and the bad guys."

Brilliant opening move.

Whatwouldscullydo Thu 21-Jan-21 06:51:06

Where does this leave the conneticut girls sad

I'm.assumimg there's no case now?

rabbitwoman Thu 21-Jan-21 06:53:54

It's horrifying. But you know, we tried, we tried to show people what would happen, we fought and argued and some of us fell.... We pointed out all the flaws, we crowd funded, we went to court, we tried to stop it......

It really might be that everyone has to SEE with their own eyes the damage caused before there is action. Its a horrible situation to be in, but that eventual 'I told you so' better be loud and long!!!!

Conniethesensible Thu 21-Jan-21 07:15:51

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ChakaDakotaRegina Thu 21-Jan-21 07:15:58

Prisons, education and children’s sport...This is a terrifyingly naive move.

zzizzer Thu 21-Jan-21 07:23:50

Trump was absolutely not better, no, and he sure as hell wasn't acting out of a care for women's rights. He was transphobic as opposed to wanting to remove all the current gender constructs in society, while retaining some sex based laws and rights.

CaraDuneRedux Thu 21-Jan-21 07:27:16

No, Trump was worse. Unfortunately for women voters in the US the choice was women's abortion rights or women's sport.

zzizzer Thu 21-Jan-21 07:28:16

I guess I can see the point though that Trump was open and blunt about who he was and what he thought. He pretty much openly revealed on twitter every day what a revolting shit he was after all. Now it its a return to career politicians whose motives are not always pure as snow but are less obvious despite that.

EdgeOfACoin Thu 21-Jan-21 07:33:07

Biden was worse than Trump on this particular issue. Voters had to weigh up everything, including Trump's stance on climate change, his attitude towards women in general, his racism, his attitude towards democracy...

Biden is hideously wrong on this issue, but Trump was worse on so many others.

Whatwouldscullydo Thu 21-Jan-21 07:39:10

Doesn't say much when the only choice is which woman hating man do we pick....

The reality won't go down well with many of the people who voted him in.

I hope this will be a bit of a wake up call.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 21-Jan-21 07:43:05

The left are now worse than the right, the cancel culture & de-fund the police are two worrying trends they support.

They’ll jump on any bandwagon just be part of the in crowd, it doesn’t matter to them either what issue it is either.

CaraDuneRedux Thu 21-Jan-21 07:46:56

Which doesn't stop me being fucking furious because Biden has just signed away women's sports not just in the US but worldwide, because all national Olympic committees care about is the medal table, so if th US has transwomen on the team the attitude will be "we'd better have some too.

Floisme Thu 21-Jan-21 07:54:18

I am still pissed off at the way any discussion about this was stamped on before the election.

sashagabadon Thu 21-Jan-21 07:55:55

Very disappointing

cyclingmad Thu 21-Jan-21 07:58:36

Shame about Bernie Sanders he would of been far better

Helmetbymidnight Thu 21-Jan-21 07:59:22

yeah american sport affects international sport- so why wouldnt you enter more tw in womens contests if thats what other countries are doing? hmm

of course trump was shit, a disaster- that doesnt mean biden is going to bring in policies that are fair for women. surely thats not a complex idea to get your head around

rockinaftermidnite Thu 21-Jan-21 07:59:53

Oh good grief. The man hasn't even been in office 24 hours and yet already you lot are picking him apart. Give him a chance at least!

NecessaryScene1 Thu 21-Jan-21 08:01:48

The man hasn't even been in office 24 hours and yet already you lot are picking him apart.

Er, yes, for the things he's done in the first 24 hours...

Is there some sort of grace period where elected politicians get to enact whatever they want without anyone being permitted to comment on it?

HumphreyCobblers Thu 21-Jan-21 08:02:21

Just absolutely gutting. First thing he does after calling for unity is stomp all over women and girls rights.

NonnyMouse1337 Thu 21-Jan-21 08:02:25

Awful news. Really sorry (and angry) for American women and girls. And yes, this will affect other countries wanting to emulate the USA. sad

EdgeOfACoin Thu 21-Jan-21 08:03:29


Oh good grief. The man hasn't even been in office 24 hours and yet already you lot are picking him apart. Give him a chance at least!

The discussion is on an Executive Order that he has already signed. A policy put in place by the Biden administration.

What do you mean by 'give him a chance'? He had the chance not to do this but he has.

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