Author J.K. Rowling is best known for her best-selling Harry Potter series, but she’s been in the news lately for a controversy surrounding transgendered politics.  

Here’s what happened.

Maya Forstater is a British researcher who was recently fired from the Centre for Global Development for – get this — speaking the truth about transgendered people out loud.  Though the culture wants us to go along with the fiction that men can become women and women can become men, this researcher believes in the scientific reality of biology.

“What I am so surprised at is that smart people who I admire, who are absolutely pro-science in other areas, and champion human rights & womens rights are tying themselves in knots to avoid saying the truth that men cannot change into women (because that might hurt mens feelings),” Forstater said.

That statement got her fired. 

It gets worse.

When Forstater sued CGD, a British court said her former employer was justified in her termination. They also said Forstater’s belief was “absolutist,” violated transgendered people’s dignity, and created “an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment.”

Got that?  A researcher was fired and accused of actual violence for a statement of scientific fact.

Then Rowling weighed in on the subject:

“Dress however you please. Call yourself whatever you like. Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you. Live your best life in peace and security,” she wrote.  “But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real? #IStandWithMaya #ThisIsNotADrill”

LGBTQ+ activists and their allies went ballistic, hysterically trying to convince everyone Rowling was hurting them and deserved to be canceled.  They demanded she apologize and meet with various transgendered activists.  The Daily Wirereported:

GLAAD has been among Rowling’s most vocal critics, often saying on social media that Rowling is putting transgender individuals “at risk” because she refuses to believe men can be considered women for the purposes of things like privacy and sport. On Friday, the pro-LGBTQ rights group put out a statement blasting Rowling and challenging her to meet with transgender activists and cherry-picked scientists in order to expand her worldview. 

In other words, Rowling should submit to indoctrination and bullying until she agrees that male-to-female transgender individuals are, indeed, women.

Rowling – shockingly – said no.

Rarely does a celebrity stand up to this “woke culture” of shame and finger wagging.  If anyone can withstand the public scolding, perhaps it’s a female author who managed to make over $7.7 billion on her Harry Potter work alone.  This powerful, successful woman doesn’t take kindly to men ruining the livelihoods of women simply because the women refuse to lie.

This transgendered activism IS the new patriarchy.  It’s gratifying to see real women speaking out against it.

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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