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.
But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real?
she’s spreading misinformation. Maya said that trans women are not women and that gender is not a spectrum. she did not simply say that sex is real. jk rowling has twisted the case to spread her terf agenda. that’s what’s wrong with the tweet
If by “gender”, you are talking about people’s identities, then sure it’s very flexible, and probably fair to call it a spectrum; people can identify as whatever they want. Whereas if you are talking about which reproductive system a person was born with, then it is not a spectrum; notwithstanding some kind of medical disorder, you can only be born with one of two different reproductive systems.
The same applies with the word “woman”. If you are referring to someone’s choice of social identity, then a trans-woman is a woman. Whereas if you are talking about their genetics and biology, then they’re not.
There’s no correct or incorrect answer here, it just depends on your choice and interpretation of language. It is up to the speaker to decide what he means when he uses each word, according to what he thinks will most accurately convey the concepts in his head.
However, I agree with JKR on this one. It is not appropriate for one group of people to try and impose their mode of thought and expression onto another, under threat of punishment and ostracism. To do so is highly authoritarian and will always encounter resistance and breed resentment.