JK Rowling widens her intergalactic war of words in attack on Labour: Outspoken Harry Potter author slams party for supporting Nicola Sturgeon’s controversial gender self-id laws in series of tweets
- Labor criticized by JK Rowling for supporting Scottish Gender Recognition Bill
- New bill set to remove requirement for medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria
- He accused the Scottish branch of ignoring the concerns of the public and members
- It is part of the author’s latest attack on Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
- After Reem Alsalem, UN violence against women raises concern
JK Rowling accused Labor of ignoring public and members’ opinion to support Nicola Sturgeon’s plans to allow Scots to identify their own legal gender.
Ms Rowling donated £1 million to Labor in 2008, but has now accused the party’s Scottish branch of ignoring criticism of the law from the United Nations and the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
In her latest attack on the Scottish First Minister, the Harry Potter author also claimed Ms Sturgeon had ignored criticism of the new gender identity bill, treating it as ‘insolence’.
The Gender Recognition Reform Bill is set to do away with the requirement of a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria while seeking a Gender Recognition Certificate.
It will also reduce the length of time an applicant must stay in their acquired gender from two years to three months, with an additional three-month reflection period.
Harry Potter author JK Rowling accused Scottish Labor of handing the Tories ‘an open target’ on women’s safety in support of Nicola Sturgeon’s plan to allow Scots to identify their legal gender.
Defending the bill earlier this week, Ms Sturgeon told Holyrood that violent men are ‘not required’ to legally change gender to access spaces meant only for women.
Defending the bill earlier this week, Ms Sturgeon told Holyrood that violent men are ‘not required’ to legally change gender to access women-only spaces.
In its final stages and to be enacted by Christmas, it aims to simplify the process by which a transgender person can change gender through ‘self-identification’, and reduce the age limit for gender reassignment from 18 to 16 Does.
Earlier this week, Reem Alsalem, the UN special envoy on violence against women and girls, wrote a 4,500-word letter to the UK government, urging a ‘thorough evaluation’ of the proposed law.
It called for a ‘thorough assessment of all foreseen consequences’ of the bill, calling it in its current form ‘unjustified, hasty, vague and contradictory’.
Ms Alsalem added the proposals would ‘open the door for potentially violent men who identify as men to abuse the process of obtaining gender certificates’.
Reem Alselm, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, wrote a 4,500-word letter to the UK government, urging a ‘thorough assessment’ of the proposed law, which she called ‘unfair, hasty, vague and contradictory’ Told. current form
Referring to Ms Alsalem’s comments as well as comments from the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Ms Rowling claimed Ms Sturgeon was ignoring ‘serious concerns’ around the bill.
His latest tweets come after he previously accused Nicola Sturgeon of ‘destroying women’s rights’.
Some Scottish Labor members expressed ‘serious’ concerns about the bill and their party’s support for it, a leaked report revealed this week.
But the limited number of female respondents to the online survey – just 165 – meant that its validity was called into question.
The bill sparked rebellion by nine SNP MSPs during the first parliamentary vote on it last month, but the support of Labor MSPs helped push it through.