J.K. Rowling is constantly attacked by wokists for supposed trans-phobia. She’s a wordsmith so would be specially sensitive to the correct use of language.
In her rightly arguing there are only two sexes and the fact that some people believe they’ve been born in the wrong bodies, doesn’t alter the reality, namely there are only two sexes, regardless of what they genuinely believe.
But what gets my gander is the mis-use of the word “phobia”. It basically means an irrational fear. I very much doubt that J.K. Rowling fears the sight of a bloke in a dress or a head-shaven woman in men’s garb. Rather, I suspect she’d hold libertarian views of each to their own etc.
What she protests about is that a bloke believing he’s a woman doesn’t make him a woman, anymore than he believing he’s the Second Coming, Napoleon or a zebra makes any of those things factual.
The issue arises mostly with the use of single sex toilets and women’s sport and the protest pressure on these issues comes substantially from women.
It doesn’t arise with the reverse situation. No man could care less on seeing a trans woman in men’s clothing enter a men’s toilet cubicle and they’re obviously not going to line up at the urinal.
Nor are they going to compete in men’s sport as they’d be butchered, lacking the actual physical capabilities. That reality bears out why it’s outrageous that blokes who believe they’re women, are still in some cases, thanks to weak-minded sports administrators, competing in women’s sport.
Rowling is great, sticking to her stand in spite of the continuing threats.
Criteria for women in any sport should be that they have the natural equipment to bear children. Natural. Not modified. There – Trans-parent-cy!
And when archeologists exhume remains in a few hundred years (as they are want to do) they will simply identify a body as male or female. The rest of the descriptors count for absolutely NOTHING!
Brilliant well said Bob.
…so you have a problem with Zebra !!
Well said I agree
I thought I had multiple phobias but on checking the dictionary as Bob suggests I find I have only one; co governace in all its local forms.
That’s not a phobia either. It’s a completely rational fear.
Sir Bob… have you seen the great 3 Waters cartoon in the ODT by Yeo ???
There’s s a great pub in Invercargill called ‘Big Willy Rustlers’ also known as ‘Bill Willy’s’.. and on the doors of the public toilet, are the two the descriptions of guidance, ‘Willy’s’ and ‘No Willy’s’.
Even the kids can understand it.
[I do hope the Invercargill Licensing Trust don’t see this and have a fit of humourless wokism]
Absolutely spot on re this one Sir Bob. It also seems bizarre that when faced with legislating on this issue we actually have some politicians (including some women!) who claim they are unable to say what a woman is!! And yet supposedly they are our leaders and are meant to legislate for the whole population of whom approx 50% are women. How can you claim to be a responsible and caring leader and legislate fairly for the whole population when you can’t even clearly define who 50% of your population actually are?!!
Humans are born to produce eggs or the other, no hormones or operations will change this !!
Absolutely spot on re this one Sir Bob. It also seems bizarre that when faced with legislating on this issue we actually have some politicians (including some women!) who claim they are unable to say what a woman is!! And yet supposedly they are our leaders and are meant to legislate for the whole population of whom approx 50% are women! How can you claim to be a responsible and caring leader and legislate fairly for the whole population when you can’t even clearly define who 50% of your population actually are?!!