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doj pushes to remove mention of trans people at un

October 27, 2018
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In either the most pathetic or hateful pre-midterms move, Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice is seeking to remove “gender” from a U.N. list of protected identities.

Presumably another hateful attack on trans Americans—and trans folks all around the world—the Trump administration is attempting to redefine humanity right in front of us. And backward is a direction this shit isn’t going to go in.

Instead of using phrases like “gender-based violence,” U.S. officials are gunning to have this changed to “violence against women.” The idea to replace the world “gender” with “woman,” automatically creating a gender binary without the U.N.’s lexicon effectively erasing those who don’t fall into said binary.  Which sure seems to leave out a lot of folks.

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