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Pretending it is otherwise can set the progress women have made back

I have a daughter and a son. I tell them that they can perform their gender any way they want but there are biological facts to having a penis or a vagina (or being intersex).

This matters to me because it is a fact. It matters to me because I think pretending it is otherwise can set the progress women have made back. It matters to me because it invalidates the experience of being born a female…a physically weaker sex with less muscle mass…which translates to sports and safety.

I haven’t done much – I would be kicked out of my community! I haven’t spoken up except to a few close friends.

Brenna A, USA