WE’VE had another chapter in the saga of The Trans Lobby versus J K Rowling … and another victory for common sense.
The Harry Potter author is standing firm in her views on biological reality. And now her literary agents at the Blair Partnership have sensibly refused to bow to bullying over the issue – leading four of their other writers to quit.
Two of the objecting writers are Jónsdóttir, also known as Owl Fisher, and Fox Fisher – partners and non-binary trans activists who co-authored the Trans Teen Survival Guide.
They and two others quit after the Blair Partnership ‘declined to issue a statement in support of transgender rights’.
According to the Guardian, they suggested the literary agency should conduct staff training with the group All About Trans but ‘these requests weren’t met positively by the management’.
The Blair Partnership said: ‘We believe in freedom of speech for all. These clients have decided to leave because we did not meet their demands to be re-educated to their point of view.’
The writers insisted: ‘Freedom of speech can only be upheld if the structural inequalities that hinder equal opportunities for underrepresented groups are challenged and changed.’
However, their understanding of freedom of speech seems to extend only as far as their own prolixity.
Rowling should be commended for standing up against this right-on bullying, and the Blair Partnership congratulated for its refusal to be swayed by people who spout nonsense.
And yet this nonsense is being embraced by politicians of both Left and Right, with those who express concerns about self-identified females accessing female spaces called ‘hysterical transphobes’ – by a female Labour MP.
Meanwhile, an allegedly Conservative government is apparently hastening to deliver all the items on the sexual diversity movement’s shopping list.
Children can at least choose to read Rowling’s tales of fantasy, but elsewhere they are being force-fed the fantasy tales of the trans movement – that children are ‘assigned their gender’ at birth, that someone who looks like a man might be a woman and vice-versa, and that changing sex is a breeze.
For the Leftish trans movement, the only happy ending to this saga would be one where the whole world is a tangle of LGBTQIA alphabet spaghetti, our free expression is silenced and our courage cowed under the cosh of political correctness.
In this frightening dystopia, freedom of speech would apply solely to them, and human rights would give them the unchallenged right to indoctrinate other people’s children.
Three cheers to J K Rowling for her courage in standing out against this.