I care about this issue as a woman who has experienced male violence physical, emotional and sexual and feel that single sex access to spaces and services is essential for my well being.
And as a lesbian this matters to me because my sexuality is being rebranded as a gender preference and I’m increasingly being marginalised within the LBGT community in favour of heterosexual men who when they identify as women claim a lesbian sexuality. This issue matters to me because if you can compel people to believe we can change sex what else can you compel people to believe.
I’ve attended meetings, signed petitions, written to companies and my local authority. I’ve also taken it up with my former political party and and other political reps. I’m active on social media and even though I’m poor by anybodies standard living on disability social security I contribute to crowd funders when I can.
I often have negative interactions on social media from being called a vagina fetishist to being told I should be raped for my views. I’ve also encountered aggressive protesters when attending meetings.
Toni Morris, I am woman hear me Roar