Thomas Gallatin / Jun. 10, 2020

J.K. Rowling Blasted by ‘Trans’ Activists

“Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe apologizes for Rowling’s rejection of “transgender” claims.

It’s no question these are strange times. Truth was once understood as objectively absolute but has increasingly given way to the relative subjectivity of perceived experience. Instead of it being “the truth,” people talk of “their truth.” In this fantasy world of fast-fading universal and objective truth, even the most basic fundamental facts of nature have become the subject of controversy. Case in point is the ongoing leftist movement to establish gender dysphoria or “transgenderism” as a literal sexual state of being.

The irony of this movement, as we have repeatedly observed, is that it makes a mockery of the physical and psychological distinctions between the two sexes — the very distinctions from which humanity of all cultures has derived its definition of gender. “Transgender” activists attack these distinctions, absurdly claiming that they are merely a result of backward and oppressive social engineering and not scientifically legitimate categories of distinction.

It’s silly on its face and yet those who challenge the Rainbow Mafia’s “transgender” dogma will reap unmitigated wrath. J.K. Rowling, the famed writer of the Harry Potter novels, is herself an ardent leftist and proponent of the “LGBTQ” community, and yet she recently found herself in hot water for daring to challenge the “transgender” dogma.

Responding on social media to a news story captioned “Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate,” Rowling wryly observed, “‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?” Cue the outrage mob. The Rainbow Mafia activists at GLAAD responded, “JK Rowling continues to align herself with an ideology which willfully distorts facts about gender identity and people who are trans. In 2020, there is no excuse for targeting trans people.”

To Rowling’s credit, she refused to back down. “If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased,” she declared. “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.” She added, “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. At the same time, my life has been shaped by being female. I do not believe it’s hateful to say so.”

Well, unfortunately for Rowling, the Rainbow Mafia has no room for dissenters. It’s either total capitulation to the “woke” dogma or one is declared “part of the problem” and an “enemy of progress.” Underscoring the reality that there is no room for disagreement, Daniel Radcliffe, the actor who played the titular Harry Potter in eight films, took Rowling to task. “Transgender women are women,” he insisted. “Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice given by professional health care associations who have far more expertise on this subject matter than either Jo or I.” Further signaling his woke virtue, Radcliffe asserted, “To all the people who now feel that their experience of the books has been tarnished or diminished, I am deeply sorry for the pain these comments have caused you. I really hope that you don’t entirely lose what was valuable in these stories to you.”

Far worse than a fantasy world of witches and wizards, this is a cult religion that in no way deals in scientific reality or objective fact.

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