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Thu Dec 19, 2019, 08:13 PM

J.K. Rowling facing backlash after supporting researcher who lost her job over transphobic tweets

Source: CBS News

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling is facing backlash after tweeting support for a researcher who has a history of making transphobic comments online. Rowling on Thursday tweeted her support for Maya Forstater, who lost a court case against her former employer this week.

The Centre for Global Development, an inequality think tank, decided not to renew Forstater's contract earlier this year after she used discriminatory language against transgender people on social media, specifically transgender women.

"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," Rowling tweeted Thursday morning. 


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In March, Forstater publicly opposed a potential update to the U.K. Gender Recognition Act that would allow people to self-identify their gender without having to undergo medical procedures.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/jk-rowling-maya-forstater-backlash-support-researcher-fired-over-transphobic-tweets-2019-12-19/

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Jose Garcia Dec 2019 OP
Loki Liesmith Dec 2019 #1
JonLP24 Dec 2019 #2
cstanleytech Dec 2019 #3
obamanut2012 Dec 2019 #4
GoneOffShore Dec 2019 #5
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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 08:42 PM

1. Tempest. Teapot.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 08:57 PM

2. I agree with main comments under the Tweet

To be more specific I agree with Amanda Jette Knox's Tweet among others.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 10:53 PM

3. *shrug* Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and allowed to make their own choices which

is how it should be.
Besides it would be a pretty dull world if we all frog marched to the same tune.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 06:40 AM

4. Supporting Rowlin's extreme anti-trans TERF rhetoric

As her "own opinion."

You should be ashamed.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 06:53 AM

5. Here we go -

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 07:50 AM

6. I agree with Rowling.

I don't think this should be all that controversial.

'Sex is real'. If someone has two x chromosomes, they're biologically a female. If they have an x chromosome and a y chromosome, they're biologically a male. How the person thinks of themselves can't change that.

However, gender is also real, and not tied to biology. There's no reason a person with a y chromosome can't identify as a woman. And there's no reason that person shouldn't be treated as a woman. But it just isn't true to say that they are biologically exactly the same as someone with two x chromosomes.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 09:43 AM

7. Even a straight identifying old white geezer like me 'gets' it ...

you'd think it wouldn't be so hard for anyone else to get it. We are who we are. And others need to just plain old accept it.

"Trans women are women. Trans men are men. Non-binary people are non-binary. CC: JK Rowling,"

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