Coverage strongly suggests that it was her attempts to push through legislation allowing Trans people to change their legal gender without a medical diagnosis that propelled this, especially after a double rapist, and self-assigned transgender woman, was remanded in a female prison.
Early that morning, a neighbour invited me for an early coffee. As we sipped her wondrous brew, the fluttering of wings filled the time as birds swooped down to the feeding tray hanging from the lustrous evergreen.
We counted twenty species and I returned home, heavy with a book I never imagined would excite my imagination. Karel Stastny’s classic, Birds of Britain and Europe (1990).
How wrong I was. Concealed amongst a plethora of was an extraordinary fact: the business of nest-building was left primarily to the female bird, with fifteen of the twenty species, so 75 percent, leaving it to the female. Only five of the species shared the task between males and females and just one left it entirely to the male.
Read more: Humans and Birds: Gender Sanity following Nicola Sturgeon’s resignation