It feels like a step backwards in the fight for women’s rights. We need safe spaces. We are harassed from a young age. We are oppressed from a young age. We have to constantly work to get what men have easily. To open up access to womens rights to anyone declaring themselves as women, is to redefine the meaning of women and to dismiss and undermine our oppression, our needs, our history
I’ve spoken to women in my family ages 15 to 85 to find their thoughts. Every single one expressed concern and also fear /reluctance about speaking out.
I’ve raised the issue in local political party and with close colleagues.
I’ve posted on social media – initially to defend transexual women, then to enquire about this new definition of trans and then to speak out strongly against it.
I’ve been called a bigot, right wing, terf and added to block lists on social media.
I’ve had my photograph taken at a demo by a man I do not know who did not introduce himself or request the photo. The photo was one of several posted on social media with comments calling women in it terfs and bigots.
c, Woman from Glasgow