I will admit to being very confused about this whole thing. I know that there are very strong views on both sides but I have read around it and tried to understand it, but I'm struggling.
It seems to me that Cherry and that "side" don't want people to be able to "declare" themselves one gender or another and then immediately take advantage of any benefits that this gender can then command. So, at a base level, they don't want someone to "declare" themselves a woman and then have access to women-only places? I have some sympathy with that view.
IMO, people can identify as anything they like, but other people shouldn't be disadvantaged or threatened by that choice, if that choice can be made frivolously and spontaneously with the intent to do harm?
Please note - I don't for a minute think that the vast majority trans people do that.
Am I being too simplistic? The suggestion that Malone was tweeting a picture of a noose just tipped me over the edge, I suppose. I don't think calling her or Cherry "loathsome" adds much to the debate.