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Yes, The ACLU Is Capable Of Feeling Shame
So let's shame them
Beloved feminist icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg “directed the work of the ACLU Women’s Rights Project from its founding in 1972 until her appointment to the federal bench in 1980,” according to the American Civil Liberties Union website.
Ironically, “Ginsburg deliberately chose the ACLU as the vehicle for her legal work, rather than an organization with a narrower women’s rights agenda, in large part because she believed that the ACLU would enhance the credibility of the women’s rights cause.” Today, the ACLU works tirelessly to reduce the credibility of women’s rights as a cause by promoting the rights of men who claim to have inner woman-essence over the real, material interests of actual women.
Ginsberg wrote millions of words in her lifetime, but the ACLU has chosen her most ‘intersectional’ quote: “I wanted to be a part of a general human rights agenda . . . [promoting] the equality of all people and the ability to be free.” Women always take a backseat to the needs of others at the ACLU. Talk about institutional misogyny.
As shameless as the ACLU is, using Ginsburg’s legacy to elevate men at the expense of women, the only time executive director Anthony Romero has ever been observed apologizing in public was when the organizational Twitter account edited women from a Ginsburg quote about abortion.
“The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman’s life, to her well-being and dignity,” Ginsburg said during her 1993 Senate confirmation hearing. “It is a decision she must make for herself. When government controls that decision for her, she is being treated as less than a fully adult human responsible for her own choices.”
Standard liberal wording has of course changed. “The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a [person’s] life, to [their] well-being and dignity,” the ACLU tweeted. “When the government controls that decision for [people], [they are] being treated as less than a fully adult human responsible for [their] own choices.”
“We won’t be altering people’s quotes,” Romero told The New York Times after the tweet was deleted. He blamed “a mistake among the digital team. Changing quotes is not something we ever did.”
However, Romero did not deny that the altered quote is entirely in line with ACLU policy towards any rights competition between women and men who say they are women. Quite the opposite:
Mr. Romero has spoken recently of the cacophony of liberal and left views that now and then spills into the A.C.L.U.’s social media feeds and sometimes requires correction. While he vowed that the A.C.L.U. would not repeat this error, he insisted it “was not a mistake without a thought.” There are people who are pregnant and who seek abortions, he said, who do not identify as women.
“My colleagues do a fantastic job of trying to understand a reality that people who seek abortions are not only women,” he said. “That reality exists.”
The A.C.L.U., he said, could have touched on this emerging reality, one that involves identity, gender and language, without tampering with Justice Ginsburg’s quote. “In today’s America,’’ he said, “language sometimes needs to be rethought
Their intentions were good, you see. The ACLU is looking out for women who hate being women. We should all change our language on their behalf anyway, Anthony Romero says, because “that reality exists.”
We can see where this is heading. Any minute now, the ACLU will sue an American state that wants to stop women who hate being women from injecting testosterone during pregnancy. Romero’s ACLU is already fighting to sterilize as many American kids as possible. If the trans lobby wanted Thalidomide for pregnant ‘trans men,’ no doubt the ACLU would happily sue to help make that happen, too.
Since shame does seem to work, it is possible to hold the ACLU accountable for their mistreatment of women, children, the same-sex attracted, and anyone who objects to the totalizing demands of gender identitarianism.
Organizers have chosen the 11th of August to hold a protest at the Capitol building in Washington, DC, so that Congress can see there is a growing countermovement to the insidious demands of the gender lobby.
“We are calling everyone who cares about the treatment of women and free speech to tell the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that they are done pretending to represent either,” the organizers say. “The ACLU has long been an organization that many people look to for help and support when their civil liberties are being violated,” they note.
“However, in recent times, the organization has been failing to protect the very people it was created to serve.”
Jennifer Thomas, lead organizer of the event, argues that “the ACLU is the legal agent of the gender industry. They are not fit for purpose.”
The Distance will be covering the event. LGB United, which publishes The Distance, is a sponsor of the event. You can click here to use the Eventbrite. You can support the organizers directly at this link.
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