We see things differently because I do see people being punished and pushed out of public arenas in this country. The use of safe spaces in universities for example. The recent uninviting of Jordan Peterson ( an American academic) by Cambridge university because he does not agree with the LGBT + view and of course Roger Scruton having been removed because, as he put it, he "Thinks" and his views were twisted and taken out of context to remove him. There are others cited in links in this thread. Not yet..... but I have been around these fora long enough to have seen others shut down by one malicious report from a person who is too cowardly to identify themselves. I have also seen other incidents in similar vein. So I am not holding my breath if I say too much and stay too long on the topic. Well, yes, that is why I have suspicions. That is why I steer clear of this person. But this comes back again to lying . More fundamentally this person is beginning their public service with a lie - saying they are a female when they are not, they are only identifying as such . They are biologically male. I know these days we are living in times when politicians and others lie with alacrity and openly but it still is not a good basis for trust which is essential in a public position I think.