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In 2022, opportunities for American women are limitless. This is because our legal system prohibits unjust and arbitrary sex discrimination without prohibiting separation of the sexes in all circumstances. 

That is about to change. In fact, as you read this, activists are working to eliminate biological sex categories —from our laws, from our schools, and from science. This isn’t just about semantics. The erasure of biological sex limits opportunities for women and girls and threatens our privacy and our safety. 

Please add your name in support of the Women’s Bill of Rights and help codify our common understanding of the words ‘female,’ ‘woman,’ and ‘sex.’ 

Before they’re erased.

WOMEN’S BILL OF RIGHTS

Whereas, males and females possess unique and immutable biological differences that manifest prior to birth and increase as they age and experience puberty;

Whereas, biological differences between the sexes mean that only females are able to get pregnant, give birth, and breastfeed children;

Whereas, biological differences between the sexes mean that males are, on average, bigger, stronger, and faster than females; 

Whereas, biological differences between the sexes leave females more physically vulnerable than males to specific forms of violence, including sexual violence; 

Whereas, females have historically suffered from discrimination in education, athletics, and employment; 

Whereas, biological differences between the sexes are enduring and may, in some circumstances, warrant the creation of separate social, educational, athletic, or other spaces in order to ensure safety and/or to allow members of each sex to succeed and thrive;

Whereas, inconsistencies in court rulings and policy initiatives with respect to the definitions of ‘sex,’ ‘male,’ ‘female,’ ‘man,’ and ‘woman’ have led to endangerment of single-sex spaces and resources, thereby necessitating clarification of certain terms,

We affirm that:

  1. For purposes of state/federal law, a person’s ‘sex’ is defined as his or her biological sex (either male or female) at birth;
  2. For purposes of state/federal law, a ‘female’ is an individual whose biological reproductive system is developed to produce ova; a ‘male’ is an individual whose biological reproductive system is developed to fertilize the ova of a female;
  3. For purposes of state/federal law,  ‘woman’ and ‘girl’ refer to human females, and the terms ‘man’ and ‘boy’ refer to human males;
  4. For purposes of state/federal law, the word ‘mother’ is defined as a parent of the female sex and ‘father’ is defined as a parent of the male sex;
  5. When it comes to sex, ‘equal’ does not mean ‘same’ or ‘identical’;
  6. When it comes to sex, separate is not inherently unequal;
  7. There are legitimate reasons to distinguish between the sexes with respect to athletics, prisons or other detention facilities, domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, locker rooms, restrooms, and other areas where biology, safety, and/or privacy are implicated;
  8. Policies and laws that distinguish between the sexes are subject to intermediate constitutional scrutiny, which forbids unfair discrimination against similarly-situated males and females but allows the law to distinguish between the sexes where such distinctions are substantially related to important governmental objectives;
  9. Any public school or school district and any federal/state/local agency, department, or office that collects vital statistics for the purpose of complying with anti-discrimination laws or for the purpose of gathering accurate public health, crime, economic, or other data shall identify each  individual who is part of the collected data set as either male or female at birth.

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TESTIMONIALS

“I’m signing the Women’s Bill of Rights because the rights that generations of women fought for must not be dismantled to appease anyone.”
– Abigail K. Shrier

 

“What is a woman? The answer should be obvious to all. Unfortunately, today it is not. That’s why I am proud to endorse the Women’s Bill of Rights. This common-sense document should bring together all women regardless of their politics or religion.”
– Ayaan Hirsi Ali

 

“That this particular Women’s Bill of Rights is necessary in 2022 would be shocking to women’s rights advocates throughout U.S. history. But know well: whatever their other intramural disputes, this well-drafted statement would have been easy to sign — as it should be for each and every advocate of women and girls today.”
– Erika Bachiochi, author, The Rights of Women: Reclaiming a Lost Vision (2021)

 

“It is becoming increasingly difficult to speak about women and women’s rights in a common language. Today, we are unveiling the Women’s Bill of Rights in order to legally define what it means to be a woman.”
– Jennifer C. Braceras, Director, Independent Women’s Law Center

 

“I want my three daughters to know that they live in a country where women are recognized and respected.  We are not “bleeders,” “birthing persons,” or “chestfeeders;” we are women.”
– Carrie Lukas, President, Independent Women’s Forum

 

“The Women’s Bill of Rights would ensure that our laws continue to recognize that there are legitimate reasons to distinguish between the sexes with respect to athletics, prisons, domestic violence and rape crisis services, restrooms, and other areas where biology, safety, or privacy are implicated.”
– Lauren Adams, Legal Director, WoLF

 

“Gender is not a synonym for sex, and it’s time we stopped using it as such. Gender refers to attributes and social norms. But attributes are not biology, and those who fight for the rights of women must respect the science.”
– Heather R.Higgins, CEO, Independent Women’s Voice

 

“The Women’s Bill of Rights is a common-sense declaration on the biology of sex.  It should be something people across the political spectrum can come together and embrace.  All women should have the assurance that our intrinsic dignity and status are recognized and protected on the basis of sex. ”
Doreen Denny, Senior Advisor, Concerned Women for America

 

“The U.S. chapter of Women’s Declaration International (WDI USA) is proud to support the Women’s Bill of Rights. We work to advance the radical feminist and nonpartisan Declaration on Women’s Sex-Based Rights at all levels of government, and this bill is consistent with that objective.”
– Kara Dansky, U.S. Chapter President, Women’s Declaration International

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