I care because free speech is incredibly important, and the trans movement are causing people like me to persistently self-censor every single day – not to shift the narrative to myself when there is real oppression out there, but surely the impact on mental health more broadly as a result of this constant self-silencing can’t be positive.
I have a graduate scheme lined up, but I am afraid I will lose both my friends and my jobs if I dare voice an opinion which doesn’t conform to the majority. I am afraid, and I am silent.
Luckily, I have a few friends who share my opinions and my voice is limited only to one friendship circle in which I feel that we all have the mutual respect and maturity to listen to one another and debate civilly.
I have been berated by my friends and labelled a ‘TERF’ simply for refusing to condemn J.K Rowling.