A New Era for the ERA?, In A Moment Of Reckoning For Women’s Equality? Gender Debate Sparks Bitter Divide Among Trans And Feminist Group?

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In a moment of reckoning for women’s equality, lawmakers and investors are teaming up to push for change in corporate boardrooms, executive suites, and across the country — and that’s generating renewed interest in an Equal Rights Amendment.

Propelled by the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, women are flexing their power to confront everything from gender pay disparities and harassment to the lack of legal protections and corporate diversity.

“The #MeToo movement really has given the women’s movement a lot of strength, but we now need to harness it into positive change,” including finally passing the Equal Rights Amendment, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney said during an interview in her congressional office. https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/new-era-era

The proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) has sparked a bitter divide between the trans community and groups of feminists across the country.

At one protest in Newcastle, the frustration was palpable. Protesters, who chanted “transphobia has got to go”, were upset about a meeting of feminists taking place to discuss their concerns about the reforms to the law.Sponsored link

A protester told Sky News: “No one has the right to tell you how to identify, that is up to you. These groups, they sit and perpetuate hateful rhetoric.”

But feminist campaigner Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans, who was speaking at the event having written a book on transgender children, has found herself at the centre of this conflict and warned free speech was being shut down.

“I’m absolutely shocked at the level of vitriol, the level of silencing. Even asking for a discussion is considered transphobic,” she said.

Describing the aggression she had come up against from trans activists, she highlighted one meeting where she was blocked from entering.

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