I was bought up knowing that I should have the same opportunities as men, although my sex meant I was more vulnerable in some ways.
When I first started going out to pubs my brother would be dispatched to walk me home, when I moved away to uni my parents sat me down and told me what to do if I was attacked and gave me a rape alarm.
In the last few years it has seemed more and more as though my biological sex is not the reason for my vulnerability or oppression, but a societally-constructed feeling is.
I can only explain what being a woman is in biological terms and shared experiences, not by how I feel.
Following JK Rowling’s tweets this week I have finally got round to setting up an anonymous Twitter account so I can educate myself more. I have spoken to my parents about my views but so may of my friends are woke and I work for the NHS, which has completely fallen for Stonewall’s opinions, so anything further at this stage would ruin my career and thus prevent me working in an area I love.
Despite having an anonymous account, within the first 30 minutes of setting up my Twitter I kept getting redirected to verify my identity, over and over again! Hmmm, could that be because I was following GC accounts?
K, Frustrated 30-something