Members of the Left demand you listen to them, but if you do, you're then bound to notice that all of their crusades and arguments are riddled with inconsistencies and contradictions.
For instance, it seems odd that a University of Southern California feminist group, whose mission is to empower women, would remove the word "women" from its name in an effort to be more inclusive ... of transgender members. But only transgenders who identify as or are transitioning to become women (even though trans-women usually consider themselves simply women, with no additional qualifier).
The group, while committed to inclusion, will continue to exclude men though -- or people who identify as men -- because feminists still hate them.
The USC group changed its name from the Women’s Student Assembly to the Student Assembly for Gender Empowerment because it doesn't "want to alienate any of our constituency by focusing exclusively on women." USC's The Daily Trojan reports:
[Student Assembly for Gender Empowerment] Assistant Director Maddie Hengst said that the change came about in order for the group to better fulfill its mission statement and become a better resource for both cisgender and transgender students.
“Our mission statement recognizes that we do not just cater to female-identified students, but also cater to students of all gender identities,” Hengst said. “We also don’t want to alienate any of our constituency by focusing exclusively on women.”
Several senators initially voiced their confusion over the choice of a name change instead of the creation of an entirely new student organization. Sen. Leena Danpour asked why WSA did not choose to remain the same and simply create a new group called SAGE.
Sen. Emily Lee wanted to know if WSA’s name change would expand its functions and encroach on the functions of the Queer and Ally Student Assembly. Sen. Kate Oh said that for the most part, this would not occur.
In their infinite wisdom, the group attempted to clarify that "gender identity and sexual orientation identity are different things" even though they remain committed to dismantling "oppressive structures of power" that allegedly hinder women.
For the record, here is an excerpt from the group's mission statement (while still operating under the banner of The Women's Student Assembly):
The Women’s Student Assembly (WSA) is one of eight assemblies within Program Board– a branch of the Undergraduate Student Government at USC. WSA was founded by women who sought to create change around issues that women faced. As an organization, WSA has grown and expanded our focus. Inspired by feminists and powered by students, WSA works on and off campus to address feminist issues, to engage the community, and to empower those oppressed by the patriarchy.
Founded in 1990, the mission of the Women’s Student Assembly is to address the emerging concerns of USC students oppressed under the patriarchy by working to strengthen the network of feminist and ally identifying students, faculty, staff, and organizations. With a network of diverse organizations and a proactive stance in sponsoring political, educational, social, and community events, WSA seeks to raise the awareness, impact, and voices of those oppressed by the patriarchy. The Women’s Student Assembly is a queer and trans inclusive
The snake continues to eat itself.
(h/t College Fix)