Parents

Single sex spaces – a negative experience

Several years ago, a friend and I walked into a public bathroom with my friends then 6 year old daughter, ‘K’.  At the wash basin was an individual dressed as a woman, but otherwise their appearance was very much male. Short hair, facial hair, tattoos on the arms etc. K asked quite loudly as children […]

I care because I am a woman and I have a daughters

I care because I am a woman and I have a daughters and I do not want her to grow up with less rights than I had. I have written to my MP repeatedly on this issue and I have alerted many friends and family to the issues at hand which most are blithely unaware […]

I have been threatened legally by our favorite legal eagle

I care about this issue because as a woman and a mother I feel the need to stand up for my daughters, sisters, nieces, sisters and women in general. We cannot go back in our freedoms just because men have found a new way to oppress us. I have written and lobbied local and national […]

She is not being taught the boundaries that will help to keep her safe

I care that my daughter is being taught that anyone can be a woman. And that she is not being taught the boundaries that will help to keep her safe. I have complained to my daughter’s head teacher about her being expected to change for swimming with a boy. I have posted on online forums […]

There should be alarm bells ringing

This matters to me because I’m tired of parenting ROGD (rapid onset gender dysphoria) child, Because I have been living through 4 years of trans ideology since my daughter decided she was trans at the age of 16. I cannot affirm her in her male identity. The issue is the elephant in the room. We […]

Three out of six of these girls want to have gender reassignment

It matters to me as I have a 13 year old daughter who has a close group of girlfriends. Three out of six of these girls want to have gender reassignment. I feel it’s almost become a “trend”. I feel these girls don’t understand the complexity of it and the parents are not understanding it […]

I wish we could discuss the issues with respect and civility

I care because of the hatred, abuse and death threats directed at anyone who sticks their head above the parapet. I wish we could discuss the issues with respect and civility. I have asked friends and family about their views and listened respectfully. I have ‘liked’ people on social media, but even that feels risky. […]

I have a daughter and I want a world that respects her boundaries

This matters to me because I have a daughter and I want a world that respects her boundaries and gives her equal opportunities to those born male. I believe feminism should centre females (those born female) always. Women’s sport should be protected for the 51% born female. We should not be compelled to say things […]

I see children being pushed into unhealthy choices

This matters to me because of the gross unfairness of women’s rights and voices being erased and the gaslighting of trying to convince us a man in a dress is a woman.  It matters to me because I see children being pushed into unhealthy choices by societal pressures of the kind we have been trying […]

The next argument would be let them decide when they can have sex

This matters because I have very young children. Trans rights activists want to indoctrinate my perfectly healthy children into thinking they can change/choose their gender. Dysphoria is a mental illness. People aren’t born in the wrong body. Particularly, if they do not present DSD. Stonewall are coming after the kids. I’ll give you crazy. this […]

My daughter is transgender

My daughter is transgender. I founded Our Duty, joined in with Fair Cop and others. Too many negative consequences to list. The biggest, I guess, is not being able to work in my usual field. Keith , Co-founder, Our Duty

Not giving up without a fight

Women are a sex class & if we cannot define ourselves we cannot identify or fight discrimination. This discrimination still exists and happens because of our sex. I’ve attended meetings, lobbied elected reps, signed Labour Women’s Declaration, raised the issue at Union training – dismissed & mocked for raising it, put literature about this when […]

Taking medication will affect my child forever

My child identifies as trans and is aiming to access hormone treatment while still a teen. My child only recently identified as trans and has self diagnosed their gender dysphoria. Taking medication will affect my child forever. However, because I am uncertain that opting in to a potential lifetime of medical intervention at the age […]

I am appalled by the message to children

As a mother, I am appalled by the message to children that there might be something wrong with their body just because they don’t fit into society’s stupid rigid stereotypes for girls and boys. As a feminist I am concerned about the natural erosion of women’s hard won rights that comes from eroding the definition […]

The erasure of woman as a sex class frightens me

As a woman, as a mother of a daughter and as a human, the erasure of woman as a sex class frightens me. I have tweeted, written to my MP, discussed concerns with family and some friends. I have friends whose children are transitioning who think I am a TERF/bigot etc. AHW, Mother of 4

I see the potential impact on our children as being disastrous

I see the potential impact on our children as being disastrous. I fear the consequences of a very loud minority will be felt by the passive majority. I’ve engaged on Twitter and taken active role in my child’s school consultation. Usual Twitter issues (no big deal) but called a hateful transphobe by somebody I must […]

I have never felt more passionate on any other issue than this

I care because I have a daughter and the thought that she may grow up in a world where she will enjoy less protections than I have, terrifies me. I feel I would be letting her down if I don’t do something to stop this erosion of women’s rights. I have never felt more passionate […]

I am worried about implications for my son and daughter

I am worried about implications for my son and daughter – how my son will treat and view women, and the possibility of my daughter getting attacked if single-sex spaces are no longer protected I have posted on Mumsnet and had discussions with my family (including my sibling who is a transwoman). PS, educated woman, […]

I have daughters and a lesbian sister

I care because I have daughters and a lesbian sister and I don’t agree they should be forced to have relationships with men who call themselves women if they don’t want. I have been rather scared but have sent private messages to vocal friends to tell them I stand by them but due to family […]

I see parents pushing it on their children

This concerns me because I see parents pushing it on their children. I have a daughter. I don’t want women oppressed even more because of men’s feelings. Pam, GC feminist

This matters to me for my daughters’ safety

This matters to me for my daughters’ safety. I have mainly leafletted my local area (on the GRA consultation and against the lib dems in the election) and spoken to a few friends I choose safe activities – either anonymous or with people I trust. Anna, Mum and Londoner

Men didn’t want to be women when women had nothing for themselves

This matters to me because it feels like only yesterday to me that some of the freedoms we enjoyed for a while were won. I don’t think it right that hard won rights are being taken away by men. Men didn’t want to be women when women had nothing for themselves. It is just misogyny […]

I don’t want to risk my hard won fought for rights go to men

I care because as a woman I don’t want to risk my hard won fought for rights go to men. I have three daughters and I am very worried about what this new world means for them and all young women. I haven’t done enough. I have been scared by some unpleasant interaction on twitter. […]

Sex matters

I have an elderly mother, a teenage daughter & I’m in my 40s. We are all impacted by the loss of single sex protections for different, but entirely biologically female reasons, and sex remains the common factor in the ways we are impacted in the same and differing ways. Loss of privacy, dignity, safety, recovery […]

I don’t want to be referred to as a menstruator

I care because I have two daughters and I don’t want them growing up in a world that is less safe than the one I grew up in. I care because I see women becoming erased and our protected rights decimated. I care because we’re losing everything we fought for: the right to privacy, the […]

My female daughter identified as a man 5 years ago

My female daughter identified as a man 5 years ago. I looked into it, fell down the rabbit hole as I realised the entire ideology was hung on misogyny, porn and cosmetic pharmaceutical lobbying. I’ve written to 2 MP’s, GEO, and university of misogynistic lecturer who posted raging abuse at women on social media Consequences: […]

I want my daughter to play in sport that is fair

This matters to me as I don’t want women and girls to be silenced and I want my daughter not to be called a cis. I want my daughter to play in sport that is fair. I want the same for other girls. I don’t believe you can change sex at any point. I don’t […]

My daughter told me aged 13 that she thought she was a boy

I care about this because my daughter told me aged 13 that she thought she was a boy. I am a journalist so have explored the issue in media coverage. I do not feel able to voice a public opinion. I have had a negative response from colleagues who think I should not question the […]

As a new mum I want my child to grow up expressing himself however he likes

I care because I’m a woman who sees women’s rights being eroded due to this irrational unscientific belief the only definition of womanhood is ‘someone who identifies as a woman’. It’s ludicrous. Furthermore, as a new mum I want my child to grow up expressing himself however he likes, pursuing the interests and hobbies which […]

The topic comes up scarily regularly for an infants school

I care because I want my daughter to have a safer life than I have had. I want her to be able to be confident in raising her safety concerns and not worried about being declared a bigot because she is fearful I have spoken to friends. I regularly voice my concerns at work as […]

I struggled with my gender identity in my teens

I struggled with my gender identity in my teens, I have been sexually assaulted and took part in a celibate marriage with a person who used me as a depressing up dolly and later came out as trans. I have talked to people, but people call me names. My youngest daughter gets very angry with […]

I was a good ally

I first became engaged with trans issues when I had to teach a unit on queer theory to my A Level class. Having very little knowledge of my own,  I followed some trans accounts on twitter and read some web resources to develop an understanding. It seemed to me that trans people were an oppressed […]

I don’t believe humans can change sex – that’s basic science

I’m worried about women’s sexed based rights being lost, about abusive men saying they are women because of a feeling in their head. I don’t believe humans can change sex – that’s basic science. Being a woman is not a costume. I’m menopausal and I suffer hot flushes, heart palpitations and horrible bleeding each period. […]

My adult children think I need to educate myself

This matters to me as I cannot stay silent while women’s sex based rights are removed along with our voices. I cannot watch children & young people being indoctrinated into a harmful cult. I have joined 2 women’s group fighting against self I D. Ideally repealing the GRA. I have written to my MP and […]

We are not a subset of women

This matters to me because I do not want my daughters to grow up in a world where women’s rights are diminished.  We are not a subset of women. I worry for the teenage girls in the school where I work, where they may lose their right to same sex toilets/changing rooms. I have donated […]

I will not be pigeon-holed into being what gender has decided for me

My lived life tells me that the experiences that I have had from the earliest age until now have been informed by my biology. It is my biology that has created the oppression that I have experienced as a woman not the social construct of gender. I did not conform to the stereotypical image of […]

My husband moved out to live his new life as a woman

Those twelve months were a hell of lies and insults.  I was told that I should be okay with him transitioning because I “had too much testosterone to be a woman, so should be happy for him to take the female role.”  And there was a myriad of other examples of misogyny that peppered his […]

It is hard to see doublethink happening in real time

It is hard to see doublethink happening in real time and doubting my own common sense. I have ensured school’s policies do not conflate sex and gender Have you faced any consequences? Not yet L, Left wing school governor, parent to girls

I worry that we cannot speak our minds without being called bigots.

As a mother to three daughters and a teacher, this really worries me.  I worry about the girls’ safety when using public toilets and changing rooms. I worry about competitive sport – will they be competing in fair competitions? I worry that we cannot speak our minds without being called bigots. Mostly I worry about […]

I promised myself that I would never again collude in someone else’s bulls**t.

I care because I have a daughter- having grown up in a very women-unfriendly family and country, I view transgenderism as another robe that misogyny wears. I watched “Panti’s noble call” and really felt sympathy for people who felt that they were “born in the wrong body”…and later reflected that at no point in his […]

I want to protect my lesbian daughter, and all the other girls out there

This issue is important to me because I see the risks to women and girls. I want to protect my lesbian daughter, and all the other girls out there. I’ve attended public meetings of GC feminists, debated on social media and talked to a number of women IRL (in real life). I’ve donated to a […]

I’m working hard to find my voice

I care about the protection of womens sex based rights and the right to discuss our issues openly and without fear of reprisal.  I have four daughters and am frankly terrified that they are growing up in a world where they cannot even call themselves “girls” or “women” without accusations of being exclusionary or intolerant. […]

To throw our rights away on fantastical lies is abhorrent

This matters to me because through studying history I have seen the struggle that women went through in order to garner our rights. To throw them away on fantastical lies is abhorrent to me. I have also watched as the TRAs (trans rights activists) have engaged in attacks straight out of Mao’s strategy book attacking […]