I care because women fought for sex-based rights for good reasons. I feel strongly that the degree of vitriol, diminishing of voice and violence and is frightening. And I want to stand up to it. But I am scared. And then cross with myself for being scared.
I have spoken out on Twitter in support of key figures and ideas I believe in (e.g the protection of single-sex spaces; the ‘right’ (!) to talk about our experience as a sex class)
On Wednesday 10th June 2020 I tweeted in support of JK Rowling and was absolutely TAKEN DOWN (called a cunt; had obscene content posted on my feed; told to shut up and sit down TERF etc.). I am yet to see whether my employer wades in against me. Watch this space!
B K Long