Harry Potter author JK Rowling says Labor is “no longer trusted to defend women’s rights” after Sir Keir Starmer said ‘transgender women are women’
JK Rowling succeeded after Sir Keir Starmer was asked to share his views on the definition of woman.
The Labor leader took things further than his colleagues Yvette Cooper and Anneliese Dodds, when he asserted ‘trans women are women’ when asked in a recent interview.
The statement caught the attention of Harry Potter author Rowling, who made no secret of her stance on gender issues, as she said the Labor Party ‘can no longer be trusted to defend women’s rights. .’
When asked to define a woman, Sir Keir told The Times “A woman is an adult woman, and in addition trans woman is a woman.
“It’s not just my opinion – it’s really the law,” he added.
Sir Keir also called for a “more deliberate, respectful and tolerant” debate on gender.
Sharing a link to the interview, Rowling further emphasized her previous point, as she told her Twitter followers that politicians don’t understand the growing anger of women. on this topic.
She tweeted: “I don’t think our politicians have the slightest idea how much women from all walks of life are causing anger at attempts at intimidation and intimidation. intimidate them into speaking publicly about their own rights, their bodies, and their own lives.
“Among the thousands of letters and emails I received were disillusioned members of Labor, the Greens, the Lib Dems and the SNP. Women in fear, outrage and anger from deafness turned to anxiety that could potentially be. their offices, but women organize.
“Now, Keir Starmer is openly distorting the equality law, another sign that the Labor Party can no longer be trusted to defend women’s rights. But I repeat: women are organizing along the lines. party line, and their resolve and anger grew.”
Sir Keir called for a change to the Gender Recognition Act so that transgender people could gain legal recognition of their gender based on self-declaration, rather than undergoing a medical diagnosis.
I said Time : “The process everyone has to go through needs to be considered. If you talk to anyone who’s been through this process, there’s a real issue of respect and dignity.”
This week, Shadow Interior Secretary Yvette Cooper has refused to give a definition of a woman three times.
Cooper says she’s not prepared to ‘go down a rabbit hole.’
Back in the day, Anneliese Dodds said the meaning of woman ‘depends on context.’
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Elsewhere in The Times interview, Sir Keir was asked about legislation under consideration in Scotland, which aims to make it easier for transgender people to be legally recognized as their preferred gender. surname.
The Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill makes proposals to speed up the time to receive a gender recognition certificate (GRC), while also lowering the age at which transgender people can receive it. only this from 18 down to 16.
While LGBTI groups welcome the reforms, some feminist organizations fear the loss of spaces reserved for women – such as refuges, hospital wards, restrooms and changing rooms – when that may affect the safety of women.
Asked about the Scottish government’s plans, Sir Keir replied: “The Gender Recognition Act needs to be reformed. And I believe in safe spaces for women – I’m very clear on that too.
“I think the 2004 act needs to be reformed, I think the 2010 bill, the Equality Act, giving women a safe space is right. And so I’m very upfront about this.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/jk-rowling-blasts-labour-leader-26451320 JK Rowling hands down after Labor leader Keir Starmer says 'trans women are women'