A Reasonable Person’s Guide to the J.K. Rowling Essay

Maya Forstater and the Transphobic Tweets

Magdalen Berns and the Comparison to Blackface

J.K. Rowling and the Five Reasonable Concerns

  • ROGD is not a clinically accepted phenomenon, and there is no peer-reviewed evidence that it exists.
  • The study formed its conclusions based on the diagnostic opinions of parents of trans teens, not including anything from the teens themselves or medical professionals involved in their care.
  • The parents surveyed were recruited from explicitly anti-trans websites such as “Transgender Trend”, which claims to be “for parents or carers who are concerned about their teenager’s sudden identification as ‘transgender’ or worried about the new teaching of ideology as fact and the introduction of mixed-sex toilets and changing-rooms in their child’s school.” Over three-quarters of the respondents did not believe that their children were really transgender.
  1. Someone opposing trans rights falls victim to their own mistakes or awful behavior.
  2. The precipitating actions or the reasoning for the consequences are ignored, replaced with the fact that the person believes that gender and sex are the same.
  3. The story makes the rounds as yet another example of a brave victim who dared stand up to the awful bogeyman (bogeyperson?) that is Trans Activism™.
  • Nearly half (46%) of respondents were verbally harassed in the past year because of being transgender.
  • Nearly one in ten (9%) respondents were physically attacked in the past year because of being transgender.
  • Nearly half (47%) of respondents were sexually assaulted at some point in their lifetime and one in ten (10%) were sexually assaulted in the past year. In communities of color, these numbers are higher: 53% of Black respondents were sexually assaulted in their lifetime and 13% were sexually assaulted in the last year.




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