He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind” when they were created. – Genesis 5:2

Women and girls are under attack.

In a culture that struggles to define what it means to be a woman, defending authentic womanhood has become a radical act.

Thanks to the spread of gender ideology, biological women are denied the dignity of female-only spaces, competitions, and accolades. In a cruel reversal of the decades spent promoting equal rights, women are now stripped of everything but their biological essentials, being referred to as, “people who menstruate,” or, “chest-feeders.”

Meanwhile, vulnerable teen and pre-teen girls are manipulated by a system that preys on the confusion that often accompanies adolescence. Persuaded that their psychological turmoil is a rejection of their biological essence, these young women are inveigled into undergoing so-called “gender affirming medical care” that carries the possibility of life-long complications – including cancer and sterility – as well as unnecessary and irreversible medical procedures that rip away their female characteristics.

Gender ideology purports to create greater social equality. However, what it has actually done is diminish and degrade womanhood in service of a political agenda.

This is unacceptable.

While we may sympathize with those who are struggling with personal issues of identity, compassion for others does not require ignoring truth. We can extend sympathy and understanding without abandoning common sense.

We stand in defense of authentic, biological womanhood. Women should not be forced to give up or share a female-only space or category with biological men. They should not have to see themselves defined into nothingness or reduced to mere body parts. No one should struggle to define the word, “woman.”

We ask that leaders from all sectors of society – from politicians to CEOs and entertainers – reject gender ideology and the effort to redefine womanhood. If equality is to mean anything at all, we must celebrate and restore the authentic meaning of “woman.” If not for us, then for the sake of our mothers, sisters, daughters, and granddaughters.


Dr. Deborah Owens, Executive Director of CAAP

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