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Meghan Murphy in The Spectator (USA) now - another spirited defence of JKR

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Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Fri 12-Jun-20 22:10:08

spectator.us/speak-jk-rowling-trans-issues/

She doesn't hold back. Concludes:

On Wednesday, Watson, as if to demonstrate in 27 words what it sounds like when your brain falls out, tweeted, ‘Trans people are who they say they are and deserve to live their lives without being constantly questioned or told they aren’t who they say they are.’ Radcliffe felt ‘compelled’ to avoid responding to Rowling’s comprehensive (and highly personal) arguments completely, writing, ‘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.’

It is truly amazing how little you can say while throwing a woman under the bus. It is breathtaking how shamelessly women were erased entirely from a conversation about females.

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Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Fri 12-Jun-20 22:24:57

Alex Massie in The Spectator also pretty supportive: www.spectator.co.uk/article/what-the-cancelling-of-jk-rowling-is-really-about

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purpleboy Fri 12-Jun-20 22:39:50

I just read those pieces tonight, I'm only just really getting involved in this issue, so don't really have much to contribute, but I notice those who speak in defence of JKR are so much more eloquent in their writing and their reasons are so much more balanced, logical and thought out than any I've seen from the other side, it really is no debate.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Sat 13-Jun-20 06:29:17

I agree, @purpleboy

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Gncq Sat 13-Jun-20 08:05:27

I love Meghan Murphy ❤️❤️

ahumanfemale Sat 13-Jun-20 08:18:05

I agree with purple too. Yet, it would appear that people who adhere to the trans mantra don't like to read in depth discussions. Longer than a tweet or two and they've lost interest.

Which makes me wonder how to actually talk to them.

I'm genuinely interested in how deradicalisation programmes work. I know they don't always, but they do have some success. I think there's some degree of social interaction required though which is tough if you're trying to deal with people on Twitter.

Freespeecher Sat 13-Jun-20 08:59:15

The Speccie are pretty good at giving columns to zeitgeisty people who don't get much of a look-in from other media outlets. I've only really seen Murphy in YouTube vids etc.

Quillink Sat 13-Jun-20 16:01:13

I notice those who speak in defence of JKR are so much more eloquent in their writing and their reasons are so much more balanced, logical and thought out than any I've seen from the other side

I have noticed that too. It's why the response is invariably 'shut UP' from TRAs.

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