There’s a superb piece in BBC Future about a growing problem in trans healthcare: because systems largely class people on gender rather than assigned sex at birth, trans and non-binary people can encounter significant barriers in getting adequate testing and treatment.
But we’re being shouted at that the only things that matter is gender.
Now it seems to be that the claim has morphed. That sometimes gender is what matters – that’s the bit in the head – and sometimes it’s genes and hormones and biology. Well, yes, but that’s all that anyone’s ever said anyway.
If trans are not, wholly and completely and utterly, women then there will be times when it is correct t regard them as not women then. Even if the social acceptance is well, you live your life your way, there will still be times when discrimination is justified. Like, umm, the groinal waxes, or cervical checks and so on.
The paroxysms of illogic that Carrie manages to tie herself up in….