JK Rowling’s Tweet and why it’s A) Repulsive and B) A pile of shit....
JK Rowling tweeted her support for a woman who recently lost an employment tribunal over transphobic comments she made on Twitter...
To understand why JK is a massive TERF and why her tweet is a perfect example of smoke screen transphobia we must first understand who she was defending...
Who is Maya Forstater and what did she say…
Maya was working in her capacity as a tax expert for a think-tank. During this time she posted a series of tweets which questioned the governments plans to allow people to self-identify as another gender.
Maya stated “men cannot change into women”, she stated that she is concerned about expanding the definition of “woman” to include both males and females.
Maya lost her tribunal, the judge stated that her views were “incompatible with human dignity and fundamental rights of others”
In response to the ‘freedom of speech’ argument that so many trans exclusionary people use the judge stated “Even paying due regard to the qualified right to freedom of expression, people cannot expect to be protected if their core belief involves violating others’ dignity and creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating, or offensive environment for them” in short… you cant just spout damaging rhetoric and claim that its protected under freedom of speech.
Following the judgement - JK tweeted -
“Dress however you please.
Call yourself whatever you like.
Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you.
Live your best life in peace and security.
But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real? #IStandWithMaya #ThisIsNotADrill”
Now - there is a lot to break down here. But lets start with the big juicy one that a lot of trans exclusionary feminists like to tout…