Feminist journalist says trans women shouldn’t have access to women-only spaces

Sarah Ditum on the panel. | Photo: Twitter @VictoriaLIVE Journalist Sarah Ditum made controversial comments about transgender women on a recent episode of the British news show Victoria Derbyshire. Despite her comments, Ditum insists she isn’t transphobic. Ditum appeared alongside Dr. Nichola Williams in a discussion with trans activists Rebecca Root and Clara Barker. They debated the nature of self-identifying, which eliminates a lot of beaucratic ropes around legally changing one’s gender. The video begins with Ditum saying there are transphobic people who don’t want to discuss the violence trans women face. She then says she wants no part of that group. However, later in the discussion, she says there’s a ‘real problem’ with self-identification because no one can question a person’s identity. Transgender rights: A ‘considered, nuanced and respectful’ debate over women-only services. See the film: https://t.co/x20GjrNAWT Read more: https://t.co/YWq104y33g pic.twitter.com/d2lpCMAtEw — Victoria Derbyshire (@VictoriaLIVE) March 5, 2018 ‘There will be predatory men who will exploit gender self-identification to target women.’ @sarahditum on why she thinks transgender women should not have access to some women-only services. Read more: https://t.co/YWq104y33g pic.twitter.com/VFO3J45bZn — Victoria Derbyshire (@VictoriaLIVE) March 5, 2018 It’s not the first time people have accused Ditum of transphobia. […]