Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling may have her misguided opinions about wokeness but one thing she’s not wrong about is her position on gender being absolute. It’s a position that’s earned her the ire of the woke crowd, but she doesn’t seem to care much, which is the correct way to feel about the mob.
Recently, Rowling incited anger over calling out Scottish police for allowing men who rape women to claim they’re female if they decide to identify as transgender.
“Police Scotland said that they would log rapes as being carried out by a woman if the accused person insists, even if they have not legally changed gender,” reads an article from The Times.
Rowling linked the article and commented with some 1984 newspeak.
“War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. The Penised Individual Who Raped You Is a Woman,” she tweeted.
War is Peace.
Freedom is Slavery.
Ignorance is Strength.
The Penised Individual Who Raped You Is a Woman.https://t.co/SyxFnnboM1
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 12, 2021
The erasure of women has now been joined with the protection of their rapists from being tried and treated as predatory men. It’s yet unclear how this would affect sentencing, including whether or not they would be sent to women’s or men’s prisons, but by the sounds of it, Scotland seems fully ready to send these dangerous men to women’s prisons where they can continue to be an ever-present sexual threat.
While too many in the western world see it necessary to dismiss reality in order to save the feelings of a very small minority, these practices are clearly opening the door for some of the worst offenders to offend even more. Whether or not people like to pretend otherwise, men and women are not interchangeable entities and as a general rule, men are stronger than women. Sending a known predator into women’s spaces is protecting feelings while removing protection from those who actually need it.
To be sure, Scottish authorities are willing and ready to hand whatever gender identity to anyone they please, no questions asked according to The Scottish Sun:
“The sex/gender identification of individuals who come into contact with the police will be based on how they present or how they self-declare, which is consistent with the values of the organization,” Detective Superintendent Fil Capaldi said. “Police Scotland requires no evidence or certification as proof of biological sex or gender identity other than a person’s self-declaration, unless it is pertinent to any investigation with which they are linked.”
People can get mad at Rowling all they want to (and they did judging by the reaction to this tweet) but out of all the people giving her grief, she’s one of the few people on the big stage that is actually protecting women while everyone else calls themselves feminists and pats themselves on the back for believing in women’s rights.
They don’t in reality, but Rowling does, and it starts with acknowledging reality.
Interesting twist given Rowling is an author of fantasy novels.
(h/t: Daily Wire)