ABC again silent on women’s rights

Maya Forstater has won her appeal against her dismissal for “transphobic” tweets.

On appeal, the tribunal ruled in June 2021 that Forstater’s beliefs and their expression were protected under articles 9 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (Wikipedia).

In other words, women have won the right to believe and state that sex exists and sex matters,

This is a monumental development for women’s rights in the UK, and it will resonate around the globe.

So, why is the ABC silent?

On the left is the global coverage when searching “Maya Forstater” and on the right is the ABC coverage.

You can see that ABC found it fit to cover the story in 2019, using criticism for JK Rowling as an entry point to the issue. They sum it up nicely:

JK Rowling is facing widespread criticism from the transgender community and other activists after tweeting support for a researcher who lost her job for stating that people cannot change their biological sex.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-20/jk-rowling-backs-sacked-worker-in-transgender-speech-case/11817234 (my emphasis)

Victim narrative

The single story from 2019 links to related issues, not on women’s rights, but on the transgender victimisation narrative.

The article “Trans and gender diverse people ‘four times more likely to experience sexual violence‘ draws on a study by the Kirby Institute, which finds that is is FEMALES who are more likely to experience sexual violence.

As trans women (males) are at the forefront of conversation, you might get the impression that it is trans-women (males) who are most victimised. After all, we know that women are more victimised by men, and trans women claim to be “more marginalised” than women. It makes sense that they would be more often the victims of sexual abuse.

However the reverse is true. Trans men (FEMALES) are twice as likely to be victims of sexual abuse than trans women (MALES).

So yes, SEX DOES MATTER.


Maya, the goddess of courage

Sex matters in law and in life. It shouldn’t take courage to say so.

Maya Forstater

Support Maya’s ongoing work at https://sex-matters.org/

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