Your leader of 18 October was couched in a language to appear balanced between the views of transgender activists and radical feminists. But it gave credence to the argument that trans women like me are a threat to “real” and biological women in single sex spaces.
Where is the evidence that trans women transition so we can have access to rape centres or prisons in order to commit crimes against women? Where is the evidence that trans women transition to abuse girl guides? All sectors of society contain a criminal element, and I don’t imagine transgender people are different in that respect. But to suggest that making gender self-recognition easier poses a threat to women is not substantiated anywhere in your editorial.
You made no reference to the vulnerability of the trans community. No reference that among us there is a frighteningly high level of bad mental health, with a dreadfully high incidence of attempted suicide, or that we are subjected to hate crimes in the streets and that many have to deal with ostracisation from our families and friends.