Oh Really?

Writing that the issue is not about “in-fighting between JK Rowling and myself”, he added: “Transgender women are women. 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.”

Noting the presence or not of a uterus erases identity and dignity, does it? Well, bully for identity and dignity then.

Critics accused her of being transphobic, an allegation Rowling strongly denies. She responded by saying: “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.”

Quite so. You get to live your life as you wish, absent third party harm. That’s what being a liberal means. Reality though is still reality and sometimes that’s even relevant. It ain’t, as PJ O’Rourke pointed out, when trading bonds, it is when making babies. That is, while we all get to do as we wish we are still constrained by those limitations put upon us by that outside universe.

34 thoughts on “Oh Really?”

  1. 1984: the left has taken over the culture via the media, universities, education and the administrative state a la Gramsci. They require that the individual not only virtue signal counterfactuals but believe them. The only hope I have from history is that the rediscovery of Classical thought once before brought perspective, intellectual rigour and critical thought to clear the miasma of the medieval world view.

  2. “Transgender women” are not women. They have very little “dignity” left as they are a combination of being very confused and deranged and or mentally ill. Naturally my point of view is seen through my personal prism.

  3. @Jussi – June 9, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Naturally my point of view is seen through my personal prism.

    … where said “personal prism” appears to equate to being “grounded in reality”.

  4. I suppose if you are a child star, you don’t have too much time to pay attention in biology lessons.

  5. “Transgender women are women. Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people…”

    What about the identity of biological women who are reduced to mere body parts?

  6. See also Jonathan Ross’s humiliating climbdown following a virtual scolding from his woke daughter. Whatever happened to having the courage of your convictions?

  7. When this annoying little tick starts dating and shagging one of these deluded individuals that think they’re women , i might be able to take seriously his contention that “transwomen women are women”. until then he remains a virtue signalling little tick.

  8. Pregnant member of my extended family: “We’ll find out the gender next week.”

    Me: “Surely not? You won’t find out the gender until it’s old enough to identify its gender. So you’ll actually find out its sex.”

    Her: Oh all right, we’ll find out its biological sex.”

    Me: “There isn’t any other sort.”

  9. “I respect every trans person’s right to live any way that feels authentic and comfortable to her.”

    Fixed it.

  10. So Much For Subtlety

    dearieme June 9, 2020 at 9:47 am – “Pregnant member of my extended family: “We’ll find out the gender next week.””

    Well I guess it would not be fair to point out the relatives seem to think the foetus is capable of Transubstantiation.

  11. This tranny tripe is about Marxist subjectivist evil being written into law.

    It is dressed up by being surrounded by scummy middle class leftist dickheads boo hooing about hard-done-by-Desperate-Dans-in-drag–but that is for show only.

    The modern equiv of Orwell’s “2=2=5 if the Party tells you so” written in law is what they are after.

  12. Can Sadiq Khan prove that his ancestors were not involved in slavery? Or does he think that because he is not white his family could not have been involved in slavery?

  13. “The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”
    ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

  14. @docBud – logically all the mosques should be closed. Mohammed was a big fan of slavery and said it was sanctioned by his sock puppet (Allah)

  15. Ljh

    “…the miasma of the medieval world view.”

    Bit of a slur on the Middle Ages there. They certainly didn’t go in for the sort of unhinged religiosity displayed by the members of the Church of Woke. A lot more fun too.

  16. dearieme

    I agree…..the Cathars could give the Woke a run for their money in the unhinged stakes.

  17. Twitter is life.

    One must do whatever is necessary to be on twitter.

    “Daniel Radcliffe said he hoped Rowling’s comments would not ‘taint’ the Harry Potter series for fans.”

    When attacked on Twitter, JKR should have said, “I’m rich and famous. I couldn’t care less what you think of me. Dweeb.”

    Here we have the Guardian giving a s#|+ about what’s on Twitter.

  18. Surely a more nuanced approach would be to include information on the individual statues to explain the good and bad sides.
    There’s been complaints over the statue of a Canadian judge because he hung some First Nations leaders that were pardoned 100 years later. The problem in this case is the jury found them guilty of murder and he had little choice about sentencing, also he had a record of rulings that supported First Nations land claims at a time when it wasn’t popular to do so. Life isn’t black and white no matter how much people want it to be, education is the best approach

  19. What the ever loving fuck is going on in the world and this country?
    Has everyone lost their bloody minds?!?

    Kier starmer “takes a knee”.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8403307/Labour-leader-Keir-Starmer-takes-knee-solidarity-Black-Lives-Matter-protesters.html

    Does anyone think it’s appropriate for the leader of the opposition to show solidarity with rioters and criminal damagers?

    Police losing control in places.
    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2020/06/09/antifa-militants-seize-seattle-police-hq-set-up-autonomous-zone

    The NHS is apparently racist and part of the problem.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8403413/NHS-chief-tells-staff-health-service-problem-letter-Black-Lives-Matter-protests.html
    Maybe get rid of it then? (Hopeful face)

    Meanwhile we’re all in lockdown because of a bad flu.

    I could go on.

    It isn’t hard to see why someone like Hitler can get to power.

    It’s hard to think of a single politician who doesn’t grovel before these riotous fuckwits. Priti Patel maybe?
    Jeez.
    What a sad showing.

    I would rant longer, but I need to go to sleep because I have to get up and go to work in the morning to a job that I’ll probably be made redundant from before the end of the year after the demand dropped by 50% thanks to the wankers who thought three months of economic shutdown was a brilliant idea.

  20. I get lost with all this nonsense. Trans-X means beyond X, you’ve left X behind, you are no longer with/of X. Transcarpathian means that you’ve gone beyond the Carpathians, you’ve left the Carpathians behind, you are no longer one of the Carpathians. Transhuman means you’ve moved beyond human, you’ve left human behind, you are no longer human. Consequently, transwoman means you’ve moved beyond woman, you’ve left woman behind, you are no longer woman. I think they really mean they are transmen.

  21. Any statement to the contrary…goes against all advice given by professional health care associations who have far more expertise on this subject matter

    This is not an issue which requires specialist expertise.

    A bloke wearing a frock and make-up is not a woman.

    If a ‘professional health care association’ advises otherwise then it merely tells you something important about that association.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_abuse_of_psychiatry_in_the_Soviet_Union

  22. ’ What the ever loving fuck is going on in the world and this country?
    Has everyone lost their bloody minds?!?’

    Cherny , I’m guessing that’s a rhetorical question?

    Pcar: where’s another astronaut to punch some sense into this one?

  23. Kier starmer “takes a knee”.

    It’s the new Catholicism – procession, confession, self-flagellagion and anyone who isn’t a supporter is a heretic.

  24. jgh: I’m glad someone else has trouble keeping up with this bullshit. I think it was Lewis Carroll who said ‘he only does it to annoy, because he knows it teases.’

    Henry Crun: +1000%

  25. @Henry Crun
    As usual, the great Tom Lehrer* got there first with his ‘Vatican Rag’:
    First you get down on your knees,
    Fiddle with your rosaries,
    Bow your head with great respect,
    And genuflect, genuflect, genuflect!

    * still with us at 92 – go Tom!

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