A couple of weeks ago a group of prominent women academics and writers published a public statement denouncing trans people in no uncertain terms. Obviously all of the usual suspects were involved, but there were less-shouty people too, including Marge Piercy which many of us found very sad.
Since then efforts have taken place to counter that message, and last night a counter-declaration went up. You can find it here. Many of the signatories are, of course, trans-identified in various ways, but many of them are not. I’m pleased to see that the statement was crafted in such a way that women of color in the US, who are wary of the term “feminism” because of how racist the movement was when it first started (and may still be for all I know), felt able to sign on. And I am particularly pleased to see how many women from the SF&F community have signed. Thank you, everyone.
If you would like to add your name to the list, there are details on the site. Please note that this may take a while, because they do need to verify who you are. Given their past behavior, I am pretty sure that certain people are busily trying to sign up under fake names so that they can then denounce the whole thing as a fraud.