I care because female bodies are hugely under-researched and misunderstood across all aspects of public and private life. The risks to our lives and wellbeing cannot be fully understood when those with male bodies and socialisation are counted as female.
I’ve donated to crowdfunds and talked to peers in real life.
As the main earner in my household, I cannot risk saying anything publicly that could jeopardize my job in the NHS.
The negative consequences come from being too scared to speak up. I have emotionally-abusive, gaslighting parents who I no longer see.
Discourse around this issue, where the truth is plain but verboten, triggers exactly the same responses in me as my parents’ abuse did. It makes me feel like a powerless child.
Female body inhabitant, One of the 51%