I care because I can see where self ID will lead in terms of the erasure of women as a sex class and the threat to our basic rights even under the law.
I have engaged in what I thought was debate on Twitter.
I have been piled on by abusive people. Gay Star News contacted my agent for a comment and made me out to be a terrible transphobe. My agent is a trans woman who I love and respect and I felt our relationship may have been damaged.
People also contacted a theatre where I had worked to put pressure on them and an actress that I follow – a woman with Down’s Syndrome who I admire. She doesn’t even know me. I had to contact people and ask them to delete stuff about me. I took the offending tweet down immediately I discovered it had caused trouble but they took screen shots and taunted me with spreading it.
I had to spend a long time blocking all the responses. I was left very shaken and fearing for my good name and my integrity. I am not the things I was being called. It was horrible and could have been damaging to my work.