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At least Cass Review is a vindication of JK Rowling and common sense at last

JK Rowling has said she will not forgive Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, who criticized her and “embraced a movement that sought to erode women’s hard-won rights” during the early stages of the toxic trans debates.

Nor will she accept any apology they are prepared to make now that the Cass Review has been published, vindicating her views on what she calls “the catastrophe of childhood transition.”

Good for JK – why on earth should he be nice to these mini-tyrants, always desperate to burnish their woke credentials at his expense?

“There are all kinds of courage,” as Professor Dumbledore once said. “It takes a lot of courage to face our enemies, but also the same to face our friends.”

At least Cass Review is a vindication of JK Rowling and common sense at last

Radcliffe and Watson and even Rupert Grint owe their entire careers to the creative brilliance of JK Rowling. This might have been expected to earn him, if not her eternal gratitude, then at least a little respect from her. But not a bit of that.

The weasels who jumped on the bandwagon didn’t hesitate to kick Rowling to the curb when she expressed her beliefs, widely held by the British public, that sex is real and has lived consequences, including that women’s lives are fundamentally determined. for the fact of being a woman.

We can all respect and support trans people who live lives that are authentic and comfortable to them, was their overall sentiment. However, not to the point that you lose more than you gain. When the well-being of children, the safety of women, women’s rights, the sanctity of women’s sports and safe spaces for all women are threatened and eroded by vocal pressure groups insisting on women’s rights trans people above all rights. Then and now, Rowling’s beliefs were popular, thoughtful, non-transphobic, and admirable. Surely she deserved the support of her former protégés?

Are you kidding? Radcliffe issued a statement (‘transgender women are women’) and apologized profusely to any Harry Potter fans who felt that ‘their experience of his books had been tarnished or diminished’ by his stance. How absolutely outrageous of the little boy.

Then Hermione Granger actress Emma Watson was equally dismissive of Rowling’s views. “Trans people are who they say they are and deserve to live their lives without being constantly questioned or told they are not who they say they are,” she tweeted on her Twitter account.

JK Rowling says she won't forgive Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint who criticized her trans stance

JK Rowling says she won’t forgive Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint who criticized her trans stance

Ron Weasley actor Rupert Grint followed. ‘I strongly support the trans community and echo the sentiments expressed by many of my peers. Trans women are women. Trans men are men. We should all have the right to live with love and without judgement.’

But who was really being critical here? It’s not that these influential young actors don’t have the right to express their opinions; of course. But why feel like they had to intervene uninvited? About the beliefs of the woman who gave them their career? The publication of the Cass Report this week has changed everything, and thank God for that.

The review, which mainly looked at gender identity services for under-18s, found that children in the UK have been let down by a lack of research and “remarkably weak” evidence on medical interventions in gender care. .

We all know what that means; the terrible, grim reality of too many ruined young bodies, too many troubled lives ruined by parents, adults, teachers, misguided Harry Potter celebrities, crazy people and numerous people in organizations like the BBC and the Guardian newspaper who supported this flawed ideology with all their might. forces. their hearts.

And in doing so, it insidiously supported the transition of minors, encouraging young women to cut off their breasts and young boys to take puberty-blocking hormones. She encouraged children who were too young to drink, smoke or vote to make far-reaching and irreversible decisions about their sexuality and physical appearance. It was kind of crazy. And it is far from over, despite the screech of U-turns heard from the progressive left.

Look at shadow health secretary Wes Streeting flailing in the post-Cass sheep bath of his very personal conversion therapy.

Quicker than you can say “next election”, Streeting has dramatically attempted to sanitize herself of her previous hardline stance on gender, admitting that it was a mistake to insist that “all trans women are women”.

However, his greasy mea culpa doesn’t solve everything. It doesn’t make him better or his brutal views, nor does it make those who used his platforms to encourage gender treatments that ruined lives forever.

Several transgender people were invited to comment on the news. BBC Radio 4’s PM program featured Amelia Hansford, a transgender PinkNews journalist. “This won’t stop trans people who really need this care,” she said, and I hope it doesn’t.

But only when they are adults, old enough to make an informed decision for themselves or, at the very least, pass strict psychological evaluations at pediatric gender clinics. BBC News featured Hallie Clarke, who said she knew she was trans from a young age because she had “a Hannah Montana cake and a blonde wig.” And now she feels “undermined” by Cass Review.

Outspoken trans woman India Willoughby tweeted furiously, exposing the belief that the Cass Review is an “ideologically driven” report that ignores evidence and is trying to “ban transition.”

I do not think that’s true. And I don’t think that’s what anyone wants, on all sides of the argument. But I’m getting tired of the militant trans lobby proposing the belief that “psychologically” believing you’re a woman automatically makes you a woman.

Because being a woman is not just a thought, and many of us find it offensive that there are biological men who think that wearing a wig, having breasts and a Hannah Montana birthday cake is all that is necessary, the discussion is over.

The reality is much more complex, of course, but at least Cass Review is finally a vindication of JK Rowling and common sense. No need to apologize.

Do we still love Bridget?

Bridget Jones is back, should we be happy? She has begun filming her fourth book, Mad About The Boy, which was published a decade ago.

Renee Zellweger and Hugh Grant have agreed to reprise their roles with a release date set for early next year. We will meet Bridget, in her 50s, a widow and mother of two who still doesn’t know how to boil an egg without setting the stove on fire.

The beloved Mark Darcy, played by Colin Firth in the previous films, has gone to the great courtroom in the sky, so he has no more worries about his attractiveness.

What I’m wondering is whether Brigida, the unfortunate patron saint of vertigo and failed relationships, has overstayed her welcome? What seemed cute and fun in the 1990s is now boring.

Beanie Babies, grunge, crop tops, scrunchies and Hugh Grant arrested for engaging in lewd conduct in a public place? None of that is so fun anymore. Except Hugh, of course. That will never stop being hilarious.

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Never underestimate the power of craftsmanship. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has spoken of the ‘freedom apron’ she made for her daughter while she was imprisoned in Iran.

What a beautiful thing it is, an embroidered testament to the human spirit. He also spoke of the joy he felt sewing and knitting during his six years of incarceration.

Contemplative, meditative, practical, and crafting skills rarely get their due. I learned to sew and knit in primary school and was grateful in later years, even though I hated it at the time.

Sewing has not been part of the national curriculum since 1995. Is there a place for it now? Or would today’s boys and girls find it degrading and prefer to play Minecraft?

Try to see the good in your people, Paula.

Is it because I am a Christian? The moral superiority of Paula Vennells, who chose to believe that 800 subpostmasters had been “tempted” by piles of cash kept in her workplace, remains breathless.

Vennells couldn’t or wouldn’t see the glaringly obvious: that the Horizon software was to blame, not the hundreds and hundreds of good people who worked for the Post Office.

Despite being a worshiping, church-going Christian who believes in moral goodness, she quickly believed in the widespread and deliberate evil of her staff. Why does she behave like that? Only Paula and her God can know.

Joe Wicks says that a diet of Ultra-processed foods could be to blame for the rise in ADHD diagnoses.

Does he have a point? Certainly, poor diet and low energy levels must play a role in the concentration and mental application of young people. High sugar levels caused by constant ingestion of Sunny Delight, Wagon Wheels, lollipops, candy, Turkey Twizzlers and so on can only have a harmful effect. However, there is a suspicion that many parents feel that receiving an ADHD diagnosis is both a useful excuse and the answer to their problems with Junior, when it is only the beginning of the problem.

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