In the latest issue of META, Paris Lees interviews lesbian and feminist Guardian columnist Julie Bindel, whose views on transgender issues have often courted controversy.
In the piece, Bindel apologises for some of her written comments on trans issues. Lees says: “She also claimed that she only writes about things which she has experience of, which left me feeling rather confused. What possible experience does Julie have of being trans? Well, she says: “Looking at the definition used by many transgender people… I fit perfectly with that”. Ah, so she is trans.”
Other questions include whether Bindel believes trans women can be validly lesbian and how she feels about being connected to blogs which mock trans people.