Nicola Sturgeon’s Trans Folly

“Sturgeon’s resignation is hugely significant. It demonstrates that what some dismiss as a minor “culture-war” issue in fact matters to a great many people. Gender activists will tell you that this is about letting a small number of people live their lives without prejudice, and that we should accommodate the concerns of the marginalized.

But a moment’s reflection will reveal the massive implications of overturning thousands of years of the shared understanding that human beings are either male or female: Spaces will no longer by segregated by sex, but by feelings (although the feelings of those who don’t want to share their spaces are, of course, ignored or even punished). Women and girls, who have fought for same-sex spaces and competitions, are pushed into second place, literally and symbolically.”


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