That should be such a final and simple statement. It should mean: only females are allowed access here. It should mean: women, you are safe here. It should mean: no, men, you are not welcome.
But the consultation on the Gender Identity Bill in the autumn proposes to change all this.
If this legislation happens, then anyone, of either sex, will have an open invitation to enter those safe spaces.
The legislation proposes that men will be able to say they are women and enter those spaces. It aims to remove the hassle for trans-identifying men, because heaven forbid they should have to show any commitment to their feelings of womanhood before diving in with their size 12s.
It aims, in effect, to take away women’s right to say ‘No, men, you cannot enter this space’. It takes away our right to consent.
Think about it.
The arguments have been raging online, with vitriol and hatred on both sides. There are screams of “transphobia” and denials of the existence of transgender as a thing. There is silencing.
There is an assumption that women should move over, that they should be the ones to flex and allow and permit. Hell, there’s an expectation that we should throw ourselves prettily and quietly under the bus, all the while being thankful that society is so progressive.
Thank you, liberal bus, you ran over my biological sex with a man’s feelings.
Think about it.
Women are allowed, they are loud, they have a right to say no:
We do not consent to this legislation.
We do not consent to the invasion of our spaces.
We do not consent to the forced redraft of our sex.