This matters to me because women have fought so hard for separate spaces where we can flourish. I have no intent to harm anyone else, and want people to live their lives as we see fit however I cannot, in good conscience, let this alone.
I have spoken personally with people when I feel safe. I’ve found the majority of people I’ve spoken with, including very progressive friends, are uncomfortable with the current dialogue but feel pressured to stay quiet due to fears of losing their jobs.
No negative consequences at this time…. unless you account for the guilt I feel in not vocally defending women’s rights in this forum. I feel as if I’m letting down my daughter by not speaking more fervently, however I will be letting her down should I become unemployed and unable to put food on my table.
Sarah, M’s mom, USA