Somehow not women

The reversal of reality aspect is soooooooo gaslighty. Daily Beast asked Stephen King about a falling out with JK Rowling.

King said: “Jo cancelled me. She sorta blocked me and all that. Here’s the thing: She is welcome to her opinion. That’s the way that the world works.

“If she thinks that trans women are dangerous, or that trans women are somehow not women, or whatever problem she has with it – the idea that someone ‘masquerading’ as a woman is going to assault a ‘real’ woman in the toilet – if she believes all those things, she has a right to her opinion.”

This is what I mean by the reversal – this “or that trans women are somehow not women” – that “somehow.” Come on. He’s not mystified about what kind of how it is that trans women are not women. I also strongly doubt that he’s clueless enough to think it’s impossible that any man would ever pretend to be trans in order to lurk in the women’s toilets, especially now that all anyone has to do to pretend to be trans is to say “I’m trans.”

He knows all that perfectly well. It’s the world he grew up in and lived in for decades. It’s only in the last 5 minutes that we’ve been ordered to agree that men are women if they say they are.

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