Apart from the obvious risks to women inherent in allowing any man to declare himself a woman, I am really concerned about the state and other powerful organisations expecting us plebs to affirm what we know to be untrue out of fear. This goes way beyond anything about trans rights and sets a terrifying precedent. Where will it end?
I wrote a long letter of complaint to my HR Director following (optional) training on LGBTQ+ full of the usual unscientific sex (and lesbian) denying crap. When one of the trainers declared a propos of nothing in particular ‘we love puberty blockers’ I was absolutely disgusted. The other trainer was a transman who lamented the arduous and pernicious process he had to go through to get his GRC. I did think that was a devious way of getting people onside. I did raise my hand to ask what process should be in its place but we ran out of time. I felt cowardly and I wish I had had the time and courage to speak up more during the session.
I did ask that my message be treated in confidence and I was careful to state that I wrote it (it was long and took me a great effort) in my own time. I feel a bit cowardly that I did that. I stand by what I said and I don’t really care who knows.
Susan, Northampton mum