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Sex and Gender

In response to the ruling, Forstater said... “My belief … is that sex is a biological fact, and is immutable. There are two sexes, male and female. Men and boys are male. Women and girls are female. It is impossible to change sex. These were until very recently understood as basic facts of life by almost everyone." ...
Louise Rea, a solicitor at the law firm Bates Wells which advised the CGD in the case, said: “Judge Tayler held that ‘the claimant’s view, in its absolutist nature, is incompatible with human dignity and fundamental rights of others’. ..."
- Owen Bowcott, Judge rules against researcher who lost job over transgender tweets, The Guardian, Wed 18 Dec 2019


In her tweet, Rowling effectively dismissed all of this, suggesting that Forstater was being fired for “stating that sex is real,” a common transphobic assertion that has been dismissed by medical experts and other scientists.
- Charlotte Clymer, Why can’t J.K. Rowling accept transgender people like me?, Washington Post, Dec. 21, 2019


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