3RT:17 – TERF Wars
JK Rowling published a controversial essay last week that some people labeled transphobic while others hailed it as a a well reasoned defense of women’s rights. There is a movement among feminists that want to push back against what they consider radical redefinition of sex and gender. They call their movement “gender critical”, while their opponents label them “TERFs”, trans exclusionary radical feminists. Gender critics fear trans-friendly legislation may make women more vulnerable to abuse and harm, but how can we balance these fears against the many present dangers facing young transpeople right now? A.Ron has on Nat from the UK to debate the merits of the gender critical movement, and weigh the benefits of trans acceptance against potential harm to women.