Elizabeth Kristen explains at Slate.com on how “men’s rights” groups are twisting anti-discrimination laws to harm women
When men sue women’s empowerment organizations for gender discrimination. Is the law on their side?
LAAW attorney Elizabeth Kristen emphatically says no: Targeting women’s empowerment events is an abuse of the law and part of the larger attack on the civil rights of vulnerable people that the Unruh Act was designed to protect, said Elizabeth Kristen, director of Gender Equity and LGBT Rights Program at Legal Aid at Work and an expert on gender discrimination. “They are using the Unruh Act as a sword.” And Kristen says not all of these lawsuits are the same.