JK Rowling has accused British Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer of misrepresenting the equality law, claiming that Labor “can no longer be trusted to defend women’s rights”.
Starmer told The Times that “transgender women are women” by statute in the UK, and called for a “more deliberate, respectful and tolerant” debate on gender.
But Rowling said he misrepresented the law, which she said “could no longer be trusted with the protection of women’s rights”.
Sharing an article on Twitter about the Tory police and crime commissioner allegedly being reprimanded for her comments on gender issues, she said: “I don’t think politicians of we have a little idea of how angry women from all walks of life are. try to intimidate and intimidate them not to speak publicly about their own rights, their bodies, and their own lives.
“Among the thousands of letters and emails I received were disillusioned members of Labour, the Greens, the Lib Dems and the SNP. Women are scared, offended, and angry at being deaf because of their well-founded worries. But women are organizing.
“Now that @Keir_Starmer has publicly misrepresented equality legislation, another sign that Labor can no longer be trusted to defend women’s rights. But I repeat: women are organizing across all parties, and their determination and anger are growing. “
Rowling appeared to be referring to comments allegedly made by the Labor leader in an article in The Times.
When asked about the definition of woman, he told the newspaper: “A woman is an adult woman, and additionally a transgender woman is a woman, and that’s not just my point of view – it’s not just my opinion. really the law.
“It’s 2004’s composite effects pass law .” [Gender Recognition] Action and 2010 [Equality] Act. So that’s my point. That is also the law in the UK. “
Sir Keir was also asked about controversial legislation under consideration in Scotland, which aims to make it easier for transgender people to be legally recognized as their preferred gender.
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, Mr Starmer 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.”
The paper said he called for “a more deliberate, respectful and tolerant debate on these issues”, adding: “I don’t think it’s okay to continue the debate the way it is. out for a while will affect anyone’s interests. . ”
Labor declined to comment.
https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/britain/jk-rowling-rounds-on-labour-leader-after-he-says-trans-women-are-women-41439587.html JK Rowling turns around the Labor leader after he said ‘trans women are women’