Scotland passed a landmark gender reform bill earlier this week making it much easier for trans people to legally change gender – they’ll no longer need a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria and will only need to have lived in their new gender for three months rather than two years – but as you might expect with something like this, there was obviously a massive backlash as well.
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I’m not too sure what J.K. Rowling’s response was but I imagine it was fairly similar to that of this protester in Scottish Parliament who was causing a scene today. She lifted up her skirt to show a fake vagina and screamed the following:
Parliament will not respect the rights of women and if you are not decent to women to women who are being raped right now in jails you are in charge of, then I will not be decent to you.
I can see her point sure, but I can also see the point of the thousands of transgender people up there in Scotland that have found it massively difficult to legally be recognised as the gender that they identify as for pretty much forever I imagine. Not really sure how this debate can ever be solved to be honest because the two sides are very black and white but hopefully some progress can be made with this bill.
I think the real problem that the protester needs to look at though is that people are raping each other in prisons regardless of their gender/trans identity or whatever you want to call it. Maybe you need to look at things a bit more in the cases of people like Ian Huntley who are suddenly claiming they’re trans in order to be moved to an ‘easier’ prison?
It’s just an idea, but I think the fact that people are raping each other is more of a red flag rather than the fact they’re transgender. Most of those people just want to be left alone.
For more of the same, check out this crazy rumour about that transgender teacher with massive prosthetic breasts. Ridiculous.