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Is anyone else here with JK Rowling?

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1 year ago
I am with her. A transgender woman is not a woman. They can have all the surgery they want and feel like a woman but they will always be a man playing pretend.

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1 year ago
Could you elaborate seeing we’re not mind readers?

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1 year ago
It's probably easier to look it up rather than me try to explain it. It's regarding transgender issues.

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1 year ago
JK Rowling retweeted an article which used the term “people who menstruate” saying “‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”. Which set off the masses and the went into defensive mode making more tweets. It is really easier just to google it then click on her twitter and look.

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1 year ago
People have to find something to be outraged about

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1 year ago
Yes but i wouldn't say anything on social media for fear of being attacked. It's a bloody minefield at the moment. I'm also pissed about Gone with the wind - that's bullshit too.

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1 year ago
Agreed.

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1 year ago
So is colour of purple and 27 year slave

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1 year ago
Me too

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1 year ago
Totally agree - speak your mind and be labeled crazy

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1 year ago
I agree with her, I don't have any issue with someone being trans, being called a woman but not by stomping all over women rights. If women lose the right to single sex spaces I will March. I don't want dirty old men getting a piece of paper so they can use female toilets and change rooms (I don't imagine trans women would like it either). I don't want my daughter to have to share a room with a boy on school camp, I don't want to share a ward in a hospital with men. We need to realise this is something that will effect us.

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1 year ago
Women and men are already sharing rooms in hospitals. Have done for many years

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1 year ago
No they don't.

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1 year ago
^uh yes they do. Public hospitals

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1 year ago
The three that I go to in my area don’t. All public.

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1 year ago
The situation with trans laws is a bit different in the UK. There anyone who wants to say they are female can use womens / girls toilets, which leaves young women unprotected from perverts and pedophiles. And for that matter it doesnt protect trans people themselves who are also commonly victimes of sexual harassment. The laws in Australia are different you have a lot more disabled toilets here and often transgender people use those. I am not the least bit afraid of transgender people as a group but I am concerned about perverts using a loophole to get access to young girls.

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1 year ago
I agree with your comment trans are victims too

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1 year ago
Nope, she's intentionally being transphobic while claiming to be empathetic to trans people. Sex and gender are different things. She claims to have read up on transgender information over the last few years and yet somehow arrived at her current position.

To those keeping your transphobic opinions to yourself in public: good! I hope that your actions don't show your transphobia either. Someone else being trans has literally no bearing on your life so if you can't be supportive at least be quiet.

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1 year ago
A phobia is an irrational fear of something. Exactly where is she being irrationally fearful??? She's not fearful ya twit, she's merely pointing out the obvious points which some numpties are too busy being offended to actually get what she's saying!

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1 year ago
Transphobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes, feelings or actions toward transgender or transsexual people or transsexuality in general. Transphobia can include fear, aversion, hatred, violence, anger, or discomfort felt or expressed towards people who do not conform to social gender expectations.

Calling trans women women doesn't erase Rowling's experiences as a woman, which she seems to fear will happen. She seems to think people are saying sex isn't real, but that's not what the trans community (or even the scientific community) is saying; they're saying that sex and gender are different.

Transgender people have been around for thousands of years, they're spoken or written about in cultures which have been around a lot longer than white England, USA or Australia, and there are cultures which naturally accept, even revere, a person who is what we'd call transgender. Just because *you* can't understand something doesn't mean it's not real.

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1 year ago
^^ Well said

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1 year ago
transgender are transgender.
Women are women.

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1 year ago
Live and let live ❤

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1 year ago
If it was just a label it wouldn't be an issue.

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1 year ago
what is the context of her comments?

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1 year ago
I don't actually understand what she's on about. Her tweets are below:

If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth.

The idea that women like me, who’ve been empathetic to trans people for decades, feeling kinship because they’re vulnerable in the same way as women - ie, to male violence - ‘hate’ trans people because they think sex is real and has lived consequences - is a nonsense.

I respect every trans person’s right to live any way that feels authentic and comfortable to them. I’d march with you if you were discriminated against on the basis of being trans. At the same time, my life has been shaped by being female. I do not believe it’s hateful to say so.

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1 year ago
She needs to put down the crack pipe. And people to stop listening to the mindless rantings of celebrities.

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1 year ago
You seem to talk about crack pipes alot. Anything you want to share? 💛

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1 year ago
Im not sure about the first one but I think the second and third are fair. A trans female person experience a lot of discrimination but it is not the same discrimination that female born women face with things like health issues eg endo or period pain as 2 examples. There are certain circumstances where I dont think a trans woman has that shared experience so I dont agree with, for example them being a minister for women. I think there should be a minister for trans people though because their experience is also valid and general public should be aware of trans issues.

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1 year ago
I’m wrapping my head around it. I understand where JK is coming from, I understand where the opposers are coming from - I just don’t understand the hate in some of those replies. There is a small group of people who think they are trying to help but really are making matters worse.

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1 year ago
There's an interesting breakdown of the various points JK made on this FB post, including information about history, genetics, sex, gender and biology and more. It's written by an Aussie woman with the occasional swear word and she does a great job of explaining (plus links and citations where necessary for those who want to look into it further).

Her FB name is "Insufferably Intolerant Science Need" and it was posted late at night on Thursday 11 June 2020. I'll put a link in the next comment as I'm not sure if I can add links.

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1 year ago
Facebook (dot) com/story.php?story_fbid=1712964618864649&id=119810451513415

Copy and fix up the (dot) part, I wasn't allowed to post a proper link.

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1 year ago
She is right.

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1 year ago
Yed