The LibDems faced a backlash yesterday after backing a change in the law to allow people to self-identify their gender without a medical report.
Women’s groups claimed self-identification could be abused and could compromise female-only spaces such as changing rooms.
Given that gender is, in the modern parlance, entirely a social construct then OK, why not allow self identification? Except, well, social constructs are, well, social, aren’t they? That is, it’s not what you think about your gender, it’s what all the rest of us think your gender is which identifies it. That’s what social construct means.
And if gender isn’t simply a social construct then we’ve other problems with being able to change it, don;t we?