I had already been peak transed by the relentless positive unchallenged messages on Today, especially the one with the 4 year old (this was just a few weeks before the court case involving residence of a young 'transgender' child)
@YippeeKiYayMelonFarmer Are you 'out' as transcritical to all your friends and family? At work? In local politics? I'm not because I'd lose many friends and jeopardise my job. Politically I have 1:1 conversations but I'm certainly not going to speak out in public. Write to Woman's Hour, to your MP, to organisations who are likely to be Making policy decisions in advance of the GRA and those likely to be called to give evidence. Don't criticise those who could lose their jobs and reputations for fighting this battle.
Is there a policy at the Beeb that if you have given your opinion on something topical and divisive, you can't then cover that issue on your own show? It happened again a few weeks ago when Jane Garvey and Winifred Robinson were told they could not report on Beeb equal pay issues on WH and Y&Ys respectively, as they had both spoken of their support for Carrie Gracie.
I didn't mean to be combative, we're allies. I'm just reiterating the point that speaking out about this is dangerous. Being openly transcritical can lead to loss of reputation and livelihood, threats of violence. And that's why those in the public eye, including journalists are very wary of speaking out.
I complained to the BBC after Jenni Murray got a warning. They sent a mealy mouthed excuse saying their presenters had to remain 'impartial'. I replied saying that, in that case they should issue a warning to Libby Purves who had also written about this issue, from the other perspective, and their failure to do so indicated that the BBC did believe there was a right and a wrong side of the debate. So not very impartial then, eh?