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Children

A private girls’ school is the latest transgender battleground

The ugly nature of the transgender debate – and the viciousness of those who seek to silence others who disagree with them – has arrived in the playground. At a private girls’ school, a sixth form student was surrounded by a mob of dozens of fellow pupils who spat and screamed at her. Her ‘crime’? Questioning a visiting politician’s views about trans rights during a debate and making the point that ‘sex exists’. That girl has now left school and is studying at home. Schools should be places where children can develop their own ideas and debate them. So what has gone so badly wrong?

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JK Rowling

What JK Rowling can teach Nicola Sturgeon about gender

For transsexuals like me, the Scottish Government’s bill to reform the Gender Recognition Act is a disaster. If passed unamended, the bill would introduce ‘self-identification’, sweeping aside the checks and balances that make the process of changing ones’s gender credible in the minds of the public. 

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Sex and Gender

Harry Potter and the strange absence of J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter returned to Hogwarts this weekend for a 20th anniversary special. He was joined in the Gryffindor common room by Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, but not – controversially – the woman who created it all.

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Sport

Why is Quidditch snitching on JK Rowling over trans rights?

To those of us who know Quidditch from the fantasy world of the Harry Potter books, the idea of grown-ups running around a field with a broomstick clasped between their legs is a bit ridiculous. But make no mistake: this is serious stuff. The sport has its own governing body, the International Quidditch Association, that manages its rule book. And there’s also a World Cup, currently held by the United States, which has won the tournament three times. But now, there’s trouble brewing in the world of Quidditch.

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Legal

JK Rowling is right to call out Police Scotland’s transgender nonsense

How should police record a rape where the culprit has male genitalia? The answer might appear to be straightforward: a man is responsible. Yet in Scotland, where the SNP’s obsession with avoiding offence appears to trump reality, things could soon be more complicated.

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Italiano

Sono trans, vivo in UK e sto benissimo: come i media USA mistificano la realtà

Essere contro l’ideologia trans non significa affatto odiare le persone trans o essere transescludenti, come strillano i queer. Tutt’altro. Come le donne, anche le persone transessuali non traggono alcun vantaggio dalla trans-ideology.

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Free Speech

Why Kathleen Stock’s treatment is a modern day witch hunt that should worry everyone

Are we reversing out of the scientific enlightenment? The frenzied scenes from Sussex University this week suggest that we might be. This should worry everyone. When a professor of philosophy is hounded by a mob for supposedly having the wrong opinions, the age of reason is in danger.

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Italiano

La parola “donna” è già occupata

‘Persone che mestruano’: Sono sicura che esiste un termine per queste persone”. Con queste parole JK Rowling si è addentrata nel dibattito più febbrile della società contemporanea. Nemmeno il Covid-19 è servito per attenuare il furore della discussione sulle persone transgender. Mentre due visioni del mondo collidevano, alcune verità fondamentali che generazioni prima si consideravano indiscutibili sono state messe in discussione.

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Legal

Marion Millar and Scotland’s growing hostility to women

Women in Scotland are angry. Yesterday [20 July 2021*], hundreds gathered by the McLennan Arch on Glasgow Green where their sense of betrayal was palpable.

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Transgender

Why is the NYT perpetuating myths about trans life in Britain?

Readers of The New York Times might be wondering how trans people manage to survive in the UK. From the other side of the Atlantic the newspaper depicts a hostile climate where both the Left and the Right are out to get us.