This matters to me because I was pressured into transition, even though I didn’t believe it, and even though I got away from that, a lot of people I know are transitioning at an alarming rate. Women’s rights are being trampled on and I feel there is nowhere I can go if I feel vulnerable as a woman that a transgender male-to-female can’t also access.
I have spoken out with my family and posted on social media. I have also reduced contact with those who push their views onto me about the subject.
I have been threatened on social media, harassed by a transgender person (biologically male) I live with who also stole some of my ‘feminine possessions’ to tell me not to be a ‘terf’, cornered and threatened by another who was over a foot taller than me, and received more minor threats from a lot of friends warning me not to speak out. All of these (except from the last one) have been witnessed by people of authority, but all have been dismissed.