I usually don’t agree with Rowling. However, on this issue she is correct. There is though, another side to the argument. Namely, if you were born a man and you transitioned your body to resemble a woman’s body in the full acceptance that you want to live as a woman, then a woman is who you are. But… a woman is not necessarily what you are. Biology trumps opinion, however ‘woke’ the zeitgeist.
As appears to be the way nowerdays, screaming hordes of ‘woke’ puritans choose only to see one side of the argument, and set about smearing and destroying the reputation of any who dare to resist the social constructivist clarion call summoning all to a brave new world of intolerance where the worst label that can be hung on you is to be right-wing.
But there is no more right and left. There is only up and down. On this issue Rowling is, for a change, on the up side. Her mistake? We all know it, because it’s obvious: she used facts in a counter-argument against the fashionable opinions of the politically naive and terminally offended.
Jk Rowling brought millions of children back to the art of reading and love of books. And now she is pilloried for stating the obvious, that people who menstruate are women? The world has gone stark bonkers, completely mad.