The cancel culture mob came for the creator of Harry Potter this past week, but J.K. Rowling was ready.
In fact, she has set a perfect example of what to do when besieged by the Gender Ideology Thought Police for “wrongthink.”
It started when she tweeted the following:
Rowling dared to lampoon a key tactic of the woke gender ideologists, that of replacing the accurate, biological term “women”, with clumsy, inaccurate, woke terminology: “people who menstruate”.
This language ultimately nullifies the existence of women, and those who use it do not take kindly to mockery.
What happened next? Well, they attempted to “cancel” Rowling. She was besieged with a torrent of denunciations, threats and abuse. She was accused of “transphobia” far and wide.
Rowling responded with a long and articulate essay which eloquently outlines her deep concerns about the threats that transgender activism and gender ideology pose to the safety of actual girls and women. I recommend you read it in its entirety here.
We’re all fortunate that J.K. Rowling is courageous enough to stand up to the mob, which is used to being able to silence anyone who won’t conform to their ideas. Rowling warns:
“Huge numbers of women are justifiably terrified by the trans activists; I know this because so many have got in touch with me to tell their stories. They’re afraid of doxing, of losing their jobs or their livelihoods, and of violence.”
Rowling knows, like I do, that eradicating the reality of biological sex and the differences between men and women will only create danger for women and girls:
“When you throw open the doors of bathrooms and changing rooms to any man who believes or feels he’s a woman…then you open the door to any and all men who wish to come inside. That is the simple truth.”
Rowling recognizes, as I do, that the suddenly fashionable idea of transgenderism is sweeping through society like a mania, and young girls are being pushed toward processes that will irrevocably harm them:
“I’m concerned about the huge explosion in young women
wishing to transition and also about the increasing numbers who seem
to be detransitioning (returning to their original sex), because they
regret taking steps that have, in some cases, altered their bodies
irrevocably, and taken away their fertility.”
Do you agree, Frederick?
Help me continue to be a loud voice against the insanity of the woke gender ideologists.
J.K. Rowling’s example of how to stand up to the organized pressure of the radical left is one we should emulate. She clearly expresses the truth that the trend of radical left gender politics has sacrificed the rights of girls and women to security:
“I refuse to bow down to a movement that I believe is doing demonstrable harm in seeking to erode ‘woman’ as a political and biological class and offering cover to predators like few before it.”
In Canada, we have our own problems with the onslaught of radical left gender ideology. Bill C-16 has enshrined this notion, however vaguely defined, in Canadian law.
The term “woman” has to mean something. But not in Canada.
In 2017, Canada’s Parliament passed Bill C-16, a bill that amended the Canadian Human Rights Act and enshrined “gender ideology” into Canadian law.
Canada’s C-16 effectively legislates that “woman” means nothing. “Female women” everywhere in Canada stand to suffer the consequences of that.
I will stand up for women and fight back against gender ideology by repealing Bill C-16.
I will also ban sex-changes for minors and vote against C-8, which will imprison parents for attempting to help children accept the bodies with which they were born.
Biological sex is real. The differences between women and
men are real.
It’s time we all declare it, very loudly.