The fun thing about the intersectionalism of the social justice crowd is that if you give them enough time, they will start to turn on and eat each other.
They can’t necessarily help it. Within their anti-bullying, anti-racist, anti-homophobia, etc, network based on how much of a victim you are, competition begins to break out in order to see who is more of a victim than others. A hierarchy begins to form and the higher you are the social justice totem poll, the more power you have over your lesser victims.
As it turns out, the feminist movement should sit down and shut it because they apparently don’t rank very high. They, at least, fall well under the transgender victims as was recently demonstrated when famed Harry Potter author and SJW, J.K. Rowling, found herself the center of a lot of hate for standing up for a woman.
First, some background.
A woman named Maya Forstater worked at the Center for Global Development as a tax expert. As happens very often, someone went through her tweets and found some that were “offensive” because they questioned the government’s willingness to allow people to legally identify as any sex they want.
According to the Telegraph, she lost her job because of the tweets:
Maya Forstater, 45, lost her job as a tax expert at the Centre for Global Development in March this year after she was accused of publishing “offensive” tweets questioning government proposals to allow people to self-identify as the opposite sex.
Her legal dispute against her former employer was seen as a test case on whether a “gender critical” view – meaning a belief that there are only two biological sexes – is a protected philosophical belief under the 2010 Equality Act.
However, in the landmark judgment published yesterday, employment Judge Tayler decided Ms Forstater’s view “is incompatible with human dignity and fundamental rights of others”.
In short, Forstarter lost her job because she ran the risk of hurting the feelings of people who think biology is just a suggestion.
Rowling tweeted this out in response.
“Dress however you please. Call yourself whatever you like. Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you. Live your best life in peace and security. But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real?”
Dress however you please.
Call yourself whatever you like.
Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you.
Live your best life in peace and security.
But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real? #IStandWithMaya #ThisIsNotADrill
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 19, 2019
In terms of wokeness, this was un-woke.
For the left, feelings are everything and facts or nothing. Rowling just embraced facts and now she’s public enemy number one. She is hereby canceled.
She’s a TERF and all Harry Potter books and films and references can burn in hell. https://t.co/NQKJy37gFA
— Sachi Ishikawa # BIack Lives Matter (@Ishikawa_Sachi) December 19, 2019
Calling her a TERF would imply that the F (feminist) holds true as well and it doesn't.
She is just plain ol' transphobic.
— K. (@takerusfedora) December 19, 2019
Dobby didn't die for this.
— Kayla Elizabeth (@VixenRogue) December 19, 2019
why are you like this
— quaranbean (@christapeterso) December 19, 2019
The saddest thing is that the woman who inspired millions of kids to be good to each other, include each other despite our differences and stand up against those who would oppress us – is now a bigot herself.
— baroness dickolson (@notCursedE) December 19, 2019
Just because you retroactively made Dumbledore gay doesn't mean you get to be the supreme arbiter of queer issues Rowling, stop spreading this dangerous transphobic rhetoric
— Elle Maruska (they/them) (@ellle_em) December 19, 2019
I grew up as a trans child reading your books as an escape. I would often pick out names from characters to give to myself, before I ever felt comfortable in who I was. This decision, to support people that hate me, and want to do me harm. It brings me to tears… Why. Why?
— Lily! says ACAB (@notafootstool) December 19, 2019
Harry potter and the transphobe's stone
— Gallifreyan Jedi (@JediofGallifrey) December 19, 2019
Good job on using your huge platform to further marginalise one of the most marginalised groups in society.
— Ruth Pilston (@05rpilston) December 19, 2019
In truth, Rowling was standing up for a fellow woman who lost her job for simply sticking to reality and questioning whether or not something was a good idea. However, in our society, that’s not allowed.
Remember. When it comes to the LGBT community, it’s adoration and celebration or its the guillotine.
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