Lionel Shriver’s superb article “Why are the language police trying to wipe out women?” (News Review, last week) exposes the real focus of an out-of-control lobby that purports to support trans rights.
Changes to language alter the way we think. Divorcing the word woman from female biology separates women from their sex-based rights. It is misogyny, and in plain sight.
Meanwhile, the needs of trans people such as me — in particular, for medical and psychological support — continue to go unaddressed.
* This letter was published by The Sunday Times on 21 February 2021: Language police twist trans cause.