When talking with many of the gender-religious and their supporters the tendency by them to deploy over the top statements seems to be irresistible. The actual reason why transacativists use hyperbolic language is quite quotidian. They do not have a fact based argument to fall back on. It is ‘just how I feel’ and ‘how dare you hurt my feelings by not believing the exact same as me’ all the way down. Emotional appeals and coercion are the only cards they have to play – they do it well – but people who care about facts and people other than themselves tend to look a the bigger picture.

Dr.Jane Clare Jones is one of those who quickly cuts to the quick of the hyperbole. So were you looking for an answer to the “you’re erasing my existence ploy” – here it be.