Trans rights have been an increasingly audible topic of discussion over the past few years. Trump has stumbled onto the issue with his usual lack of grace, while the Conservative government has announced that it plans legislation which will allow individuals to officially change gender effectively as they see fit.
As someone that fully supports the LGBTI+ community in its quest to be accorded equal respect, I will be pleased if the movement meets its ends, but I’m not overly convinced on the means. In seeking to establish their own rights, transgender activists have often curtailed the rights as others, such as seeking to create trouble for Germaine Greer (either no platforming or heckling) when she is speaking on unrelated events.
Playing devil’s advocate, I am also keenly aware that this is a great deal of noise for a relatively small section of the population.