Metro asked me to write about International Women’s Day from the perspective of a trans person.
Thereâ€™s no method to this madness, no reason for it. Men arenâ€™t from Mars, women arenâ€™t from Venus, and nobodyâ€™s made of slugs, snails or puppy dogsâ€™ tails, let alone sugar and spice and all things nice. The only reason we value supposedly masculine traits and roles over supposedly feminine ones, the only reason women are treated so badly, is because â€“ surprise! â€“ the people whoâ€™ve traditionally decided whatâ€™s important are a bunch of guys.