Trans Segregation: Trans Eradication
Back in the halcyon days of 2017, the UK press and media were not yet ready to pile in behind the anti-trans panic. Still, they liked the idea of “concerns”. So what, if those concerns were promoted by a bunch of politically motivated, privileged cis women far from representative of women as a whole? It sounded plausible. And concerned women made good viewing.
The problem was: they weren’t asking the next question. That was: if we do grant these concerns to be valid, what is the solution? If they had, they might not have liked the answer.
Now read on…
IN the beginning it all sounded so reasonable. A few concerned women “had concerns” that if the law was amended to make life easier for trans people, evil menz would take advantage. Before you knew it, they’d be stood next to women sat innocently peeing, waggling their willies and committing who-knows-what sort of dastardliness.
What? It doesn’t happen? Yes. But it might. That’s the thing about concerns.
Of course, the BBC were only interested in hearing concerns from the right. Sorry: from the right sort of people. I have a continuing concern that I will be out minding my own business and one day Germaine Greer will leap out from behind the display of KP nuts and sink her fangs into my arm. I know: never happened. Unlikely to. Still, I have concerns!
I have a continuing concern that I will be out minding my own business and one day Germaine Greer will leap out from behind the display of KP nuts and sink her fangs into my arm.
Slowly they upped the anti. Sorry: ante! From loos to prisons to sports, the same narrative. First, concerns about what bad folks might do. Then, slowly, a retro-fitting of concern so now the folks to worry about were trans people themselves. They invented an entire mythology around “hard-won single sex spaces”, even though the law, if it says anything on the matter, is no fan of such things.