Maybe the tide is starting to turn. The Observer published this today: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/27/the-observer-view-on-the-right-to-free-expression
Here’s a quote:
As a society, we need to resolve the question of how to protect the privacy, dignity and rights of trans women while also respecting the privacy, dignity and rights of those born female.
It feels like a big deal after years of seeing women who expressed exactly this view being thrown out of the British labour party, fired from their jobs, physically attacked, socially isolated and abused online. I mean, the reason this forum exists is because a group of us were told we were bigots, akin to 1950s racists, for saying the above.
I hope this is the beginning of some sensible discussions where women can argue for same sex spaces without being abused.