Monday, 9 November 2015

Freedom of speech? Women’s rights and trans rights…



I’m writing this because the recent discussion about Tara Hudson, the pre-op transgender MTW inmate who has been moved to a woman’s prison has made me think about how I view transgender issues and my views about feminism. The discussion on whether a transwoman should be put in a woman’s prison worries me on two points: Firstly and most importantly I’m worried that trans rights are in danger of eroding women's rights and secondly, I’m worried that even talking about this seems to imply transphobia and this is something we should be able to talk about.