I have never understood why just because I have a female body I should have lesser opportunities than my brother, why I should be listened to less than my male bodied colleagues. After a lifetime of this I understand that women are oppressed on account of their biology.
At about age 6 I told my mum I was a boy and she should refer to me by a boys name and she should also inform my teacher. I remember the fury I felt when the teacher referred to me by my female name! I don’t really remember why I wanted to be seen as a boy. I think I had told someone i wanted to be a pilot and their response was girls can’t be pilots ( this was 1970s). I fear that if that happened now I would be on a trans pathway whereas in reality at that age I had absolutely no conception of gender but was learning about sexism.
I fight on behalf of my 6 yr old self and all other “gender non-conforming” children.
In my opinion sex based stereotypes have massively increased with social media where the most lauded women look like Kardashians.
I have spoken to friends, colleagues (although warily), have pointed out the mistake in an online training package where gender was listed as a protected characteristic but not sex. I’ve posted on social media about this.
I’ve been put on terf blocker or block terfs or whatever list. I left the Scottish Green Party. I’ve become politically homeless.