Whose Gender Is It Anyway?

Caitlin Logan has written an excellent short article for Bella Caledonia about being a feminist who supports reform of the Gender Recognition Act.

Read it at: https://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2018/02/17/whose-gender-is-it-anyway/

Those who see trans identity as irreparably conflicting with feminist ideology frequently describe themselves as “gender critical”, and characterise those of us who recognise trans people within their identified gender as having given up the cause and thrown a party for the idea of innate gender differences instead.

I’m here to tell you that this is not so. I, and many other trans inclusive feminists, spend much of our own lives examining and challenging the gender stereotypes and socialisation which shape our realities and place limits on our horizons from birth, and which pervade our media and our cultural and political institutions in a way which leaves no mistaking that women are still viewed as unequal in our society. So, yes, I am gender critical, but no, I do not think this precludes accepting the experience of trans people.