This matters to me because it’s important to recognise women as a social/political/legal class. Without it, you can’t have an effective political movement. To erase the definition of a woman and replace it with a feeling serves to entrench sexism even further into our collective thinking which makes it harder to fight with sexist stereotypes (since they’re considered ‘identity’). Further, it serves to get rid of legal protections given to women based on their sex.
It matters to me because I can’t speak out my mind without being considered a bigot while I dedicate all my time to a fight for equality.
I have spoken to friends and family, engaged in online debates and spoken about it on my social media.
I have lost friends and felt excluded from mainstream feminist/ LGBT communities.
AK, bisexual woman, feminist, Poland