I run a small women's shelter that's been receiving requests to open itself to transgender-identified males. Seeing what women at the shelter go through in their own lives and the efforts they put to improve their circumstances has made me acutely aware that women need a space to grow and develop at a pace and in an environment away from men. I do not feel the calls for this inclusion are being made by "transgender women" who care about women or their circumstances. I feel this is cruel, inconsiderate virtue-signaling from individuals who have never gotten close to experiencing homelessness. Even those using the shelter oppose it, but forces outside the shelter make it seem impossible to remain female-only for much longer.
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