that seems fairer - calling herself Robert Galbraith is not really the issue herein that case there would be no problem with her besides lack of due diligence which unfortunately coincides with her views on trans people
as it's surely incumbent upon anyone choosing a pseudonym to look up the name they're choosing
I think focusing on the name is missing the point, which is her views. the name is addition to that, without it there are still her own words.
"Don't bother trying to change their minds, they're old and set in their ways" = "they've lived through major social changes and instead of wanting to help people live better and fairer lives they've chose to double down on reprehensible positions"I often lose track of just how positive some of the effects can be of raising consciousness about all this.
I'd like to think that many of the stauncher opponents of such trends would also shift their sensibility if the above consequences were made plainly evident to them.
Cause when I try to relate to such opponents, or when I reactively stumble into relating with them, it seems like the opposition to such trends stems from not robustly appreciating the positive consequences, and only noticing how taxing it is to rewire your own ideology. Not to say it isn't taxing, but if such a rewiring enables people to be more open about things, surely its a small price to pay, no?
The two men who mugged me at knifepoint had a different skin colour to me, I've managed to not turn into a frothing racistRecoiling from trauma hardly seems to set the stage for sober and considerate assertions, no?
Should her words here be treated the same as if they were coming from a hypothetical woman who hadn't experienced sexual abuse?
edit: to be clear, I'm for positively critiquing virtually every assertion made.
my empathy certainly extends to her as a survivor of sexual abuseShould her words here be treated the same as if they were coming from a hypothetical woman who hadn't experienced sexual abuse?
put it better and more to the point than I didThe two men who mugged me at knifepoint had a different skin colour to me, I've managed to not turn into a frothing racist
it's not an argument that lends itself to much elseThe idea that sexual predators and rapists would be stopped because they would be expected to adhere to bathroom signage is almost hilarious in its surreality tbh