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I n recent weeks, my DMs have been flooded with messages from well-meaning acquaintances, many asking precisely what was transphobic about J. In subsequent tweets, Rowling also compared trans-affirming healthcare to conversion therapy, and suggested that young trans men are merely confused lesbians. In all this, we are to understand that Rowling is not transphobic, but scared. The Gender Recognition Act was — at the time — progressive, but since then, many countries including IrelandArgentina and parts of the United States have surpassed it.The Woman Who's Obsessed With Pink - HOOKED ON THE LOOK
To get a Gender Recognition Certificate in the U. The majority of trans people in the U. Trans people can access those spaces—with certain exclusions—under the Equality Act If the government were to bar trans people from those spaces, they would be rolling back rights we already possess. I mostly suspect transphobes just think trans people are weird and funny-looking, but they choose to couch their bigotry in a fear of the unknown. Living in a patriarchy is fundamentally scary for all women. One in four women in the U. Trans prisoners are ten times more likely to be the victims of sexual assault than the general prison population.
In her essay, Rowling disclosed she was a survivor of domestic violence and, in her next breath, described her abstract unease at sharing a refuge with a hypothetical trans woman. She was assaulted by a familiar cisgender man, as are the vast majority of domestic violence victims. Across the world, most women are likely to know their rapist at the time of assault. Easier, perhaps, to level your fears at a miniscule minority group.
A scapegoat. And easier still when, as the Netflix documentary Disclosure demonstrates, Hollywood and the wider media landscape has fabricated cross-dressing serial killers for years.
Instead, we must focus on provision for survivors — the U. Some women are considered too wealthy to apply for Legal Aid despite having their finances controlled by partners. at letters time. Transgender people and their supporters gather in Parliament Square to protest against potential changes to the Gender Recognition Act on July 4 in London. By Juno Dawson. Be the first to see the new cover of TIME and get our most compelling stories delivered straight to your inbox.
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