J.K. Rowling Defends Biological Gender, Says “It Isn’t Hate to Speak the Truth”

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A prominent, progressive figure just challenged the narrative that gender isn’t binary, and yes, this has resulted in some triggering.

Wildly successful author J.K. Rowling, who has ignited the ire of the gender theory proponents on the left in the past, is yet again defending her very nuanced, far from “transphobic” stance on gender that attempts, rather than denounce or oppose the transgender lifestyle, simply remind the world that many of the left’s most valued social values are reliant on the concept of binary gender.

“If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction,” Rowling tweeted on Saturday. “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,” she continued.

In another tweet, she sarcastically mused on the phrase “people who menstruate” found in an article from Devex, which she linked to.

“‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud? Opinion: Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate,” the Harry Potter author commented.

The Daily Wire notes that comments like these are what have earned the otherwise very progressive authoress the title of “TERF,” i.e. “trans exclusionary radical feminist.”

“The vast consensus of medical and other scientific experts validate trans people and urge affirmation of us,” tweeted Human Rights Campaign’s Charlotte Clymer. “Your own country’s medical organizations have said as much. You don’t love trans people, and you certainly don’t care about us.”

“I also want to remind everyone that when LGBTQ organizations generously reached out to [Rowling] in December to discuss all this in a collaborative setting, she refused to speak with them,” Clymer added.

Rowling did not back down.

“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,” she responded. “At the same time, my life has been shaped by being female. I do not believe it’s hateful to say so.”

Rowling’s comments, along with her vocal support for Maya Forester, a woman who was pushed out of her job after tweeting her belief in binary gender, highlight an ongoing rift in the world of radical feminism.

“Feminism” relies on the acknowledgment of biological gender, and the right of those who are born with this gender to be treated equally and fairly. In the messy world of intersectional feminism, the rights of men who identify as women are given preferential treatment above actual biological women.

We may disagree with Rowling and other so-called “TERFs” on a variety of issues, but we certainly stand with them on this one.

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