This issue matters to me because women’s rights matter to me – biological women’s rights. I went to woman’s college, I have always been quite liberal, but even with all of that I ended up in an abusive relationship with a very charming narcissist, and this fringe group of radical trans women seeking to take over what it means to be a woman just triggered me, especially when I saw what was happening to people like you, Maya, and JKR. The other reason is that I am a teacher and these rapid-onset transitions are deeply worrying.
What have I done to raise my voice? Not enough. I have donated to women’s charities but I was doing that before this topic came to the fore.
I’ve had some unfriending on FB, and I think some of my colleagues regard me as a bit of a kook because I bring up the issue.
Kate C, I work as a teacher in a British international school, Middle East