Sex and Gender

Language police twist trans cause

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.

Debbie Hayton

* This letter was published by The Sunday Times on 21 February 2021: Language police twist trans cause.