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Margaret Atwood on being trans, + 

'In an interview [with the Times] about her new poetry collection dedicated to her late husband, Atwood said: “The most bothersome thing about me is that I’m a strict agnostic. By which I mean there’s a difference between belief and fact. And you should not confuse the two.

You can believe all you like that trans people aren’t people, but it happens not to be a fact. It is not true that there are only two boxes. So the two questions to ask about anything are: Is it true? And is it fair?

So if it’s not true that there are only two gender boxes and gender is fixed and immutable, then is it fair to treat trans people as if they’re not who they say they are?”'

It doesn't stop there. =:D

'After the interview, the Handmaid’s Tale author sent journalist Bryan Appleyard a video dismantling JK Rowling’s trans views, and an article from The Scientific American on “why the new science of sex and gender matters for everyone”'

That, of course, was too much for these noble arbiters of truth and propriety, and the Times promptly retired to clutch their pearls, deleting the story from their site.

pinknews.co.uk/2020/11/06/marg

Margaret Atwood on being trans, + 

@porsupah The Times' childish behaviour here speaks volumes. :blobsip:

Margaret Atwood on being trans, + 

@Jo That really was the cherry on top. She so clearly skewered the angle being offered to her, not merely out of compassion with us, but addressing the "concerns" that author and her supporters have, in detail.

It's beautiful to see. ^_^

re: Margaret Atwood on being trans, + 

@porsupah woah, the TERF lobby can get Times articles deleted?

re: Margaret Atwood on being trans, + 

@riking The Times is one of their loudest organs - apparently, they didn't expect quite that robust a defense by her. ^_^

Margaret Atwood on being trans, + 

@porsupah Bless Margaret Atwood.

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