fbpx
Chloe Cole: 'I'm Still Recovering' From Hormones, Surgery at 15

Identity Crisis

Chloe Cole began identifying as a boy at 12 years old. After puberty blockers, hormones, and a double mastectomy, Chloe started having regrets—but in some ways, it was too late. Now back to living as a woman, Chloe says her medical transition took away from her something "beautiful and uniquely female."

The Latest

Join Independent Women's Network

Don't go it alone! Find your community on IWN's private platform. Get access to exclusive content and experiences. Make a difference in your community.

Join IWN

Invest In Our Cause To Help Advance Women's Freedoms & Opportunities

Champion Women

Machalagh Carr

"As General Counsel to the Speaker of the House, Machalagh Carr will be not just a witness but a powerful behind-the-scenes actor in what could turn out to be a consequential Speakership."

Meet Machalagh Carr

Takeaways

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." - Aldous Huxley

Economy

Fact.

We have the technology and ability to deliver home heat to all Americans.

  • There are numerous tools and policy options available today that could restore our energy systems and deliver a steady supply of affordable heat.
  • These tools include making fossil fuels cleaner and more efficient, ending specialized subsidies for certain renewable energy sources, ensuring grid reliability or resiliency standards are technology-neutral, establishing balanced environmental standards, and more.

By: Mandy Gunasekara

Economy

Fact.

New 1099-K tax reporting rules have a disproportionate effect on women.
  • Women dominate gig economy work when separating out ridesharing and delivery services.
  • Women are selling used kids’ clothes, engaged in food/grocery delivery, tutoring, babysitting, and other activities arranged through online apps. 

By: Patrice Onwuka

Community

Fact.

We need reforms to improve the child welfare system.
  • When parents clearly cannot rehabilitate, officials need not drag matters out for children.
  • We don’t have enough homes for children who need foster care, so we need to protect faith-based foster agencies, who do most of the work in this space, from activists trying to shut them down.
  • We must realize that even if policies mitigated the shortage of foster families, some vulnerable children would still have behavioral and mental health problems that need residential care.

By: Naomi Schaefer Riley

Culture

Fact.

The anti-vaping campaign is not based on science.
  • Since their introduction, e-cigarettes have helped millions of American adults quit smoking combustible cigarettes.
  • But policymakers and regulators continue to challenge adult access to alternatives to smoking and lie to parents about youth vaping to get them to demand that e-cigarettes and flavored vape liquids be removed from the marketplace.
  • In fact, e-cigarettes have helped to accelerate significant declines in smoking among youth and young adults.

By: Lindsey Stroud

Health

Fact.

HHS must let the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration expire.
  • The end of the Public Health Emergency determination will—among other things—allow states to remove ineligible enrollees from the Medicaid program, which ballooned during the pandemic.
  • Overloading Medicaid with too many enrollees takes resources away from those who need them most.
  • It also keeps too many people on inferior public coverage when they could otherwise be on private insurance plans, costs taxpayers in the form of increased social spending, and moves our public policy closer to government-controlled health care and farther from a vibrant, competitive private marketplace.

By: Hadley Heath Manning

Sign the Petition

Tell the NCAA: Stop Discriminating Against Female Athletes

In the world of college sports, it is impossible to provide equal opportunities for both sexes without single-sex teams. Demand that the NCAA stop discriminating against women and establish rules to keep women’s sports female.

Add Your Name
Play Now
What Have Educational Savings Accounts Meant to You?

Share Your ESA Story

Thanks to education savings accounts (ESAs), eligible families with a K-12 student can choose the best educational option for their child. Are you an ESA mom or dad? We want to hear from you!

Submit Your Story

Sign Up For Email Updates

  • Become a Mobile Insider. Text WOMAN to 40442 to opt in. Sign up for recurring informational messages from IWF. Msg&data rates may apply. Terms & Privacy Policy.
English Español