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JK Rowling, TERFs and Transphobia

mothra

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Staff member
For those unaware, JK has gotten herself in hot water with the trans activists over nothing at all. She has been labelled a TERF - for those who don't know, that means Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist - and been met with harassment, abuse, death threats and book burnings.

She really hasn't done anything wrong and no doubt i too would cop this label is i were more active on social media.

I include her excellent essay on the subject here and urge everyone to read it. It is excellent:

https://www.jkrowling.com/opinions/...ns-for-speaking-out-on-sex-and-gender-issues/

These make for interesting times for women. For decades of struggle to redefine ourselves in our own blueprint in contrast to what has been defined for us by the patriarchy for generations to be brought into question by the erosion of gender as a concept.

I get that gender is a spectrum. I get that some people resonate more with the gender they are not born into physically. But now the paradigms of womanhood, as vast and diverse as this is are being stretched to custom fit women with penises. It is not a matter of adaptability, it is a matter of reconstruction of existing thought and sovereignty. Lesbians, for example, are being called transphobic for not wanting to date women with penises.

I well understand the zealotry that comes with initial conversion to a cause. When i first became a vegetarian - feminist - environmentalist, etc - i was borderline fanatical about them. I calmed down in time and now i'm quite moderate about my ideological leanings. At least, i'm no longer confrontational and judgemental. I expect that those crying transphobic will calm down when they grow up a bit, for the most part. But in the mean time, we're seeing some alarming problems .. some laid out in JK's essay above. One that alarms me is the sharp rise in young women undergoing surgical transitioning and impacting on their fertility. You can't unring that bell.

And what pisses me off the most about it is that it gives the right headroom to claim the left is loony. That same sex marriage indeed opened the floodgates. That young .people are lost. All the claims they've made to discredit progressive thought.
 

mothra

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Just a snippet from the essay:

Most people probably aren’t aware – I certainly wasn’t, until I started researching this issue properly – that ten years ago, the majority of people wanting to transition to the opposite sex were male. That ratio has now reversed. The UK has experienced a 4400% increase in girls being referred for transitioning treatment. Autistic girls are hugely overrepresented in their numbers.
 

MilesAway

Bongalong
Teaching kids to self mutilate is not a discussion that was allowed in Australia.

We all pay our hard earned to watch sport and get a mouth full of gay propaganda shoved down our throats....

That's fascism.... Globalist cunts pushing mass immigration by inciting the equality mantra : they love the money large Muslim families bring by creating housing demand.
 

mothra

Administrator
Staff member
Teaching kids to self mutilate is not a discussion that was allowed in Australia.

We all pay our hard earned to watch sport and get a mouth full of gay propaganda shoved down our throats....

That's fascism.... Globalist cunts pushing mass immigration by inciting the equality mantra : they love the money large Muslim families bring by creating housing demand.

Freediver should run that flatulence on his home page for Ozpol to describe the tone and level of debate of his site.
 

Chuck

Active member
The humans species has expanded: Male, Females and lets called the rest Hybrids!

The safest form of greeting will be along the following lines of "Good Morning Hybrids"
 
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