I care because we fought for women’s rights for too long to simply give them up to any man who says he’s a woman. Womanhood is not a costume, it’s a biological state, and we would be wrong if we ignored that reality.
I have shared posts on Facebook, I have tweeted, I have attended feminist events, I have spoken out to friends and colleagues in real life. I have contributed to fund raisers and emailed parliamentary candidates. I still don’t feel as though I have done enough.
I was interviewed by my employer’s HR department after a colleague (I cannot say friend) reported me to them for breaching social media policy. My crime was to share a Standing For Women post on facebook and have a constructive discussion about it. My employer took no action, but it was not a fun experience, and this has prevented me from being as vocal as I would like to be. I am not proud of myself for that.
A, Barnsley feminist