On Sunday, April 18, the Sole Sisters visited the constituency offices of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf. Mr Yousaf is a central figure in our peaceful protest that women’s voices are not being heard in policy-making and legislative changes. He is the architect of the Hate Crime Bill that offers the protection of the law to cross-dressing men but not to women. He is in charge of the Scottish Prison Service, which has a policy that means that male-born prisoners who self-identify as women are placed in women’s prisons – alongside the most vulnerable of women. He is responsible for Police Scotland who confirmed recently that a male accused of sexual assault or rape can claim a female gender identity and have his crime classified as committed by a woman, meaning his victim would then be expected to use female pronouns in court when describing how she was assaulted by the accused. Mr Yousaf says women who protest such policies and legislation are misinformed or misguided. We beg to differ.