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I was just checking some JK Rowling tweets and responses (another poster referenced them on another thread), relating to some comments she made concerning trans people.

 

The topic title “trans women ARE women” was a typical response to JKR, often along with a “to disagree IS to hate”.

 

Is this true? Can we define ourselves as being male or female?

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Any real lady such as JK Rowling has every right to say men pretending to be women aren't women.  The abuse she has suffered is a disgrace.

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'Hate' is the new 'racist'.

People are free to identify anyway they like as far as I'm concerned but I also think people are free to have an opinion on it without it being labeled 'hate' 

 

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2 hours ago, The_DADDY said:

'Hate' is the new 'racist'.

People are free to identify anyway they like as far as I'm concerned but I also think people are free to have an opinion on it without it being labeled 'hate' 

 

I only hate one person, if I don’t like something or someone isn’t hatred, someone should try to understand this, if I don’t like sugar in my tea doesn’t mean I hate it.

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9 minutes ago, lazarus said:

I only hate one person, if I don’t like something or someone isn’t hatred, someone should try to understand this, if I don’t like sugar in my tea doesn’t mean I hate it.

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I agree 100% 👍

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You can identify has a man or woman if you choose. But you’re biological sex is what you were born with.

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You've got a couple of questions there: essentially, can you identify as a woman or as a man contrary to your biology; and are beliefs critical of that notion hateful.  Short answers: yes, and possibly, respectively.

 

I was going to hop on my hobby horse and write about the abhorrent concept of the cotton ceiling and lady dick, but honestly I just want to drink my gin & rhubarb and eat my Tunnocks teacake.  So, not quite as long as I thought it was going to be answer:

 

It's possible to be critical of gender identity theory - from a position, for example, of supporting the rights of women and girls and the importance of maintaining single sex spaces - while having respect for transpeople.  Both JKR and Kathleen Stock, for example, have stated this in no uncertain terms (read the latter's book, Material Girls, especially chapter 1 for an outline of what gender identity theory is, and how that makes it possible for a straight, anatomically and physiologically intact biological male to identify as a woman and a lesbian if he (she)  expresses his (her) inner gender identity).

 

It's also possible to approach your gender critical position from the rather less than respectful perspective of being 'anti-woke' and arguing that the existence of transwomen is an affront to masculinity, or whatever guff Josh Hawley is no doubt  wittering about in his book Dick, Manhood.

 

To loosely paraphrase JKR, everyone should be free to live their best lives and love and **** any consenting adult who'll have them.  I think most reasonable people agree with that.

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12 hours ago, Waldo said:

I was just checking some JK Rowling tweets and responses (another poster referenced them on another thread), relating to some comments she made concerning trans people.

The topic title “trans women ARE women” was a typical response to JKR, often along with a “to disagree IS to hate”.

Is this true? Can we define ourselves as being male or female?

If people get upset by tweets, or indeed anything on the internet, there is a simple answer, don't bother reading it.

What is it your Mum told you ? Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me. A slight exaggeration in the real world, but less so when it comes to the internet because in almost all cases people can only get upset if they make a conscious effort to read it. So just don't bother, what could be simpler ? The problem is these days so many people are determined to be offended. Man up (pun intended).

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My usual question to this is, if trans women are women, why do you need to put 'trans' in front? Obviously it's an identifier that distinguishes one from another. For me it's like claiming vegan chicken is chicken... no, it isn't!

 

However!

 

That's not me claiming vegan chicken is bad and shouldn't exist... as with trans people.

 

Unfortunately we've arrived at a point where having an alternate view to the hove-mind means you're -ist or -phobic of some kind.

 

I follow Sharron Davies on Twitter and the crap she has to endure is awful, simply for trying to keep female spaces female. 'They' claim that Sharron hates trans people and she wants them to not be able to participate in sport. Wrong! She's happy for trans women to participate in sport, just not at the expense of womens' rights.

 

Have trans categories, like they do with the para-olympics. That way everyone can compete, in there respective classes, and everyone is happy!

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8 hours ago, leviathan13 said:

Unfortunately we've arrived at a point where having an alternate view to the hove-mind means you're -ist or -phobic of some kind.

 

Are you referring to the Brighton and Hove mind?

 

Also calling something vegan chicken helps you know how to use it in cooking, what to pair it with etc,.

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On 05/08/2022 at 10:04, West 77 said:

Any real lady such as JK Rowling has every right to say men pretending to be women aren't women.  The abuse she has suffered is a disgrace.

 Trans women ARE ladies. Your post stinks of bigotry and ignorance. People have a right to challenge JK Rowling when she is trying to take away the rights of people to be who they want to be. We have freedom of speech in this country. She is free to Tweet her nonsense but others are free fo disagree with her. Just like I disagree with everything you have said in your post.

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16 hours ago, leviathan13 said:

My usual question to this is, if trans women are women, why do you need to put 'trans' in front? Obviously it's an identifier that distinguishes one from another. For me it's like claiming vegan chicken is chicken... no, it isn't!

 

However!

 

That's not me claiming vegan chicken is bad and shouldn't exist... as with trans people.

 

Unfortunately we've arrived at a point where having an alternate view to the hove-mind means you're -ist or -phobic of some kind.

 

I follow Sharron Davies on Twitter and the crap she has to endure is awful, simply for trying to keep female spaces female. 'They' claim that Sharron hates trans people and she wants them to not be able to participate in sport. Wrong! She's happy for trans women to participate in sport, just not at the expense of womens' rights.

 

Have trans categories, like they do with the para-olympics. That way everyone can compete, in there respective classes, and everyone is happy!

Everyone except the activists.   I’ve been reading about Lia Thomas, a US swimmer who identifies as a woman. She beats all those whose sex is female, and several of her teammates are very uncomfortable at sharing changing rooms with someone whose body is that of an intact male.   I wonder how someone with such a physical advantage (male puberty etc) can feel any joy in their victories?   
 

People should live as they want, wear what they want, rename themselves if they want.  But not at the expense of women’s spaces or women’s sport.

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