Sex is real

JK Rowling has set the internet on fire. Again.

The world-famous author is being harassed, insulted and bullied on social media for stating that biological sex is real. And relevant.

If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth. 

The tweet is reasonable, sound and logical. Yet activists have rallied hard to attack the author. Many more agree with her stance and have taken up the ideological war on social media.

Last year Rowling challenged the ‘transphobia’ narrative by supporting a woman who lost her job for defending biological sex. She also came under fire for simply liking a tweet that stated lesbians aren’t into penises, even if the owner identifies as a woman.

Kirralie Smith, Binary spokeswoman, endorsed Rowling’s tweet.

“Sex is real. It does matter. Facts, biology, and science have weight and meaning that impact on the lived reality of women around the globe. Biological sex is essential for determining safety, privacy and fairness issues in society. From sport to economics to change rooms to women’s services and even prisons, it is biological sex, not radical ideology, that significantly impacts people.”