Dear readers, it’s been rather a long time since I blogged. One of the reasons for this is very exciting – I have been commissioned to write a book! Other reasons I may blog about in due course are more depressing.
But this week I took to Twitter in frustration about the GRA reform “debate” and people liked what I said, so I thought I would share a transcript below, or read it on Twitter here. Meanwhile, check out the amazing information guides on the GRA from Trans Actual.
We might now call this “doing a Len”, cis man wants to look progressive but doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
Let me transplain some facts to the unaware /1
In my experience, these women know full well that trans women are at *higher* risk of domestic violence than cis women and need these services
Vulnerable women who need safety/2
This is why the majority of cis women and the majority of feminists do not support the anti-trans lobby/3
**marginalised people are more vulnerable to predators**
And trans women are gender variant whether transitioned or not
That’s not hard to understand, is it?/4
not *a danger*
and that we desperately need to end this narrative that portrays them as a danger /5
when in fact if you look at their feeds they believe *all* trans women are males and should have no rights or recognition/6
My local women’s Centre has allowed self-IDing trans women since 1998 and there have been zero issues as a result/7
I support abused trans women *often* and they are scared to get help/8
they promote one fringe feminist narrative over all others because it achieves their ends
– to make women feel unsafe to participate in society because men are “biologically programmed” to be dangerous /9
And services like prisons and refuges risk assess everyone/10
I’ve received horrendous abuse from the anti-trans lobby. Please stop seeing these people as ordinary feminist or ordinary cis women with “concerns”/11”