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War on women: House Bill 99 puts target on women’s shelters

In House Bill 99, men will be able to demand admittance into women’s shelters, simply by stating that they are women. If shelter operators refuse them, they can sue for discrimination.

HB 99 will be heard in House Community and Regional Affairs Committee at 8 am on Tuesday.

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The bill adds gender identity to the list of conditions that may not be discriminated against in Alaska. The author, Rep. Jennie Armstrong, is a recent leftist transplant from Louisiana, who moved to Alaska, declares herself to be a pansexual, and successfully ran for House in 2022.

The language of the bill is simple: It adds new paragraphs under AS 18.80.300 to define sex to include “gender identity or expression” and “sexual orientation.”

That means, if the bill passes, that males can once again sue to gain admittance to the Downtown Hope Women’s Shelter in Anchorage, or any women’s shelter in the state. Males would be able to use women’s and girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms legally. The shelters will be unable to enforce gender-separate quarters for their guests.

Critics see this as a continuation of the war on women, who have had their athletic competitions taken over by men who take on the appearance of women. Faith-based shelters that house male-only and female-only dormitories will have to comply with the state law or will close and leave the homeless and victims of violence to their own struggles. It also means a single elderly woman who rents out a room in her house cannot say that she prefers a woman roommate.

Read the details of HB 99 at this link.

Armstrong said in her sponsor statement that the legislation will stop outmigration from Alaska.

Alaska State Commission on Human Rights recently clarified that its jurisdiction only applies to employment in regards to discrimination based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. If the commission is to also litigate against landlords and public accommodations, the law would have to specify that.

“The State of Alaska should be a place where businesses can invest without fear of their employees being discriminated against and where active duty military members don’t have to worry about being stationed in a place where they may face discrimination. The first step to reversing outmigration and creating a business-friendly environment is making sure that everyone feels safe and welcome in Alaska,” Armstrong said.

The committee hearing, which features invited testimony only, can be watched at this link.

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Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.


  1. Once again, the left hates women. They seem to be determined to replace women with mentally ill men.

    And yet so many women vote for them. It’s almost like a death wish of sorts. I’ll vote for x so x can replace me with a man.

  2. There you go women, Jenny Armstrong. She is your new best friend. You women better get up and make a stand because it looks like the liberal left it against you on every front. Armstrong is not even from Alaska has no idea how we live. The outward migration of people has nothing to do with her propose legislation, she is talking out the side of her mouth. The outward migrations, because the state has been shut down by the left.

    • Outward migration is driven by cost of living and our leftward march.

      And the abysmal quality of our education system.

      If you’re not really tied to Alaska, why stay?

    • What if the one needed to be standing up are our men. We obviously have “no rights” just as women were treated before and during jesus time. Afterall jenny says she sometimes thinks as
      a benny.

      • I have always stood up for women. It is going to take the women to start non government affiliated groups and leagues that are private, so they can control who gets in. In women’s sports one way would you be have private leagues and invite who you want you don’t need to colleges or any kind of government affiliated stamp of approval to get a trophy. Start your own leagues. Invite your own people and compete. I will always stand up For a woman’s rights. I can’t speak about other men.

  3. Stupid rules on the books- Did you know you can’t push a moose out of an airplane either. But hey… the left says they have a right to fly too!
    This is such a waste of time and deflects people from the real issues in America as the nitwit leaders take America deeper down into ruin.
    Wake up or “woke” will be all you get!

  4. Misogyny at its best.Where are the feminists? No protests? Oh that’s right, afraid to to be called a “ name”. You get what you deserve.

  5. The very idea that this idiocy has continued as long as it has is proof that bad things happen when good men do nothing. We have too many people that refuse to stand up and refuse to allow these crazy people to shackle the rest of us.

  6. Not just a war on women it is a war on sanity. We are being forced to embrace insanity. ‘Identity’ is not truth, or reality. If one ‘identifies’ as a carrot they can not move into the Fred a Meyer produce department. This premise can be expanded almost infinitely. It is ludicrous.

  7. This is the ultimate misogyny… Allowing women to be targeted and hunted in their own safe spaces, all in the name of inclusivity… Tell me again who is toxic?? Oh, and people aren’t leaving Alaska because they don’t feel it’s inclusive enough. They are leaving because they feel like their beliefs and traditional family values are being trampled on by bullshit bills and “pansexual” (whatever that was made up to mean) representatives like this. WAKE UP, people!!!

  8. Knowing my representative, claman the clay man soros stand in, will approve this.
    Let alone dunbar and elvi, they HATE WOMEN.
    right back at you lefty soros communists.

  9. Leave it to a recent transplant to lay out a plan to stop “outmigration.” Sorry Jennie, but you and your ilk are the reason rational folks are leaving. If you want to live in a lawless society, go found one. But stop destroying the fabric of our society by forcing everyone around you to play idiotbox clownshow 24/7.

  10. We should thank those who are mentally ill for coming out of the closet and ‘identifying’ themselves. Its going to make the work of finding them all, and providing them with new Hotel California style homes a whole lot easier.

  11. SPONSOR(S) of HB 99- REPRESENTATIVES ARMSTRONG, Gray, Carrick, Himschoot, Mina, Story, Groh, Josephson, Galvin, Fields, Mears, Foster, McCormick, Hannan, Edgmon, Schrage. “An Act relating to and prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.”

  12. The sheer stupidity of this bill is mind blowing. Women seek out the shelter because of abuse/violence. By whom? The vast majority of the offenders are males, just a fact. Who decided, when making up this bill, that it would be ok to allow males into a shelter designed to shield women and children from . . . wait for it . . . MALES!?

  13. These freaks just can’t get it! Women hate these people! They force their way into our bathrooms, our gym lockers and schools because of an AGENDA. My take on it, it’s time to REFUSE TO COMPLY.
    No shelters for women should ever take a gender confused mentally ill MAN. Just say NO and close the door! This is how you fight it! Don’t allow their stupid little words to intimidate! Remember the masks during covid?!? When folks realized a Biz could do nothing to them for not wearing one, people started bucking it.
    Same here…Do not allow it! Not like they can “arrest” you!! Realize the power we have and say NO TO ALL OF IT GUYS!!

  14. Well, I listened to the committee hearing and truly enjoyed the hilarious attempt at explaining gender ‘expression’. It was quite comical. Then Representative McKay asked the good ‘elephant in the room’ question about biological males changing in a locker room in front of women that also could include minors (specifically his granddaughter). The response was a lot of erroneous vague non answers about how trans women aren’t all predators and then also the statement that they just want to ‘pee in peace’. Seriously? Then use a private bathroom or changing room. This bill does chance to open the door wide to biological males subjectively ‘expressing’ and ‘identifying’ as females into locker rooms, gyms and women’s shelters. Where is the protection for biological females? Insanity and the entire agenda is a perpetuation of insanity as normalcy.

  15. Look closely at the photo with this story. Facial hair around the chin. How do these tr*nnies do it?
    It is the new societal invasion of a subspecies.

  16. Apparently, just saying you are a woman makes you a woman?
    A vagina does not make you a woman. Makeup, a dress, handbag, and a baseless claim makes you a woman. Got it.
    The same people who will swear they are following the science when it comes to climate change and COVID will also tell you someone with a Y chromosome (complete with the plumbing internal and external) is a woman.
    Why do we take these people seriously?

  17. Very clever photo. I am more then a bit tired of all the degenerate soft porn festooned across non corporate media over the last year. I get the editorial decision to run them, but in the aggregate it is too much. We get what is happening in our society. But this photo has more then the just clickbait. Well done.

    It’s more then misogyny with these people.

    Defeat Bill 99. We need/deserve way better politicians. This group is truly awful.

  18. Women are no longer women. They’re “birthing people” or former birthing people and need little to no respect. Too bad the #MeToo movement was defunded.

  19. Here is another one of those I can’t believe we are even talking about this ridiculous subject matter. There are ONLY TWO, count them, TWO genders; count the chromosomes, people! Men do NOT belong in women’s dressing rooms, women’s bathrooms, women’s sports NOR women’s shelters. FOLLOW THE SCIENCE! Good grief!

  20. Outward migration is solely a product of lack of good paying jobs that contribute to a standard of living most folks want for a fulfilling life. The outward migration has been occurring since the economic downturn in 2008 and onward. Not everyone wants to have an ‘essential’ federal or state or medical job.

  21. If HB 99 is supposed to reverse outmigration, it sounds to me like we are having exactly the kind of outmigration we need and I hope it accelerates.

  22. One expects House Bill 99 to be amended specifically to exempt women’s shelters from the requirement to admit hormonal mutants and mutant wannabes, otherwise nullification through noncompliance appears to be shelter managers’ only recourse.
    Imagine the scene on national news media when hormonal mutants and mutant wannabes arrive to bully their way inside the shelter by force of their infantile tantrums, only to have their perceived omnipotence stopped at the shelter door when the shelter manager says “No.”
    Imagine the scene on national news media when hormonal mutants and mutant wannabes storm the courtroom to bully their way into womens’ shelters by way of the legal system, only to have their perceived omnipotence stopped when the jury invokes jury nullification.
    How’s the connection with national news media supposed to happen? Better start right now with networking, major news outlets on speed-dial, no?
    If by some miscarriage of legislative-executive process, HB 99 becomes state law, one might respectfully recommend city and state law-enforcement officials familiarize themselves with federal law, Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242:
    “Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, —willfully subjects— any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.” (emphasis added) (
    What about the children? How many women with children show up at shelters forced to escape the hell they used to call home? Now through the miracle of Jennie Armstrong’s HB 99, children will be required, by law, to experience a fresh new hell of violent, hormonal mutants and mutant wannabes?
    There’s a federal law for that, too: The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, 42 U.S.C.A. § 5106g, defines child abuse and neglect as, at minimum:
    “Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation”; or “An act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm.

    This definition of child abuse and neglect refers specifically to parents and other caregivers. A “child” under this definition generally means a person who is younger than age 18 or who is not an emancipated minor.” (

    Bottom line: “we” didn’t start this war. But, “we” are damned sure motivated, equipped to finish it, —win— it. (more emphasis? yes.)
    Sadly, if winning means House Bill 99 sponsor, Peoples Official State Representative Jennie Armstrong, recent leftist transplant from Louisiana, gets mad at us, runs home to Louisiana because “we” care more about battered women and children than hormonal mutants and mutant wannabes, we’ll just have to get over it.
    What say you, Gentle Readers?

    • “Imagine the scene on national news media when hormonal mutants and mutant wannabes arrive to bully their way inside the shelter by force of their infantile tantrums, only to have their perceived omnipotence stopped at the shelter door when the shelter manager says “No.””
      That is EXACTLY what the transgenders and their supportive activists will do. Bully the shelter into compliance. Any shelter manager that says no will be vilified on social media, doxxed, fired, and prevented from ever working again if they do not comply. And, you can bet every dollar that pResident Burden allows you to keep in your wallet that our esteemed leftists on the Anchorage Assembly will be in that crowd.

  23. Women’s shelters established for women fleeing the domestic violence must have the ability to screen out people that could further the trauma these women are enduring. If men are permitted to act as women in these shelters, these sacred spaces of protection will lose their integrity (perceived or real). Women, who already are torn about leaving or staying in the dangerous household, will be less inclined to believe the shelter will be any different. More women could die if this bill is enacted.

  24. She’s right, this will stop the out-migration of libs I suppose.
    Let the bill pass.
    Let the religious groups pull out of helping the homeless, because they now outlawed by progressives.
    The gov can deal w/ ALL homeless, since they are SO good at it.
    They want the power, let em have it.
    Good luck ANC, you’re gonna need it.

  25. I have an idea.

    A radical idea, but an idea, nonetheless.

    Only support governmental issuance of male beneficiaries within the welfare beneficia system. That is, only males may benefit from said systems.

    Females, and those that identify as such, may not benefit from said systems, as they are apparently not worthy of such, as especially natural females are not capable of defending themselves, or their sex against the intrusion of said males claiming to be females,

    Females used to be strong, stronger than males within many respects, as unto childbearing, but they have consciously given up that strength for some misguided apathy allowing men to become women, of which weaker men that could not represent themselves as true weaker men, to become somehow stronger women, though they shall never be so.

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