Maya Forstater was fired for a series of tweets saying that men cannot turn into women.
One would think that science would have been the deciding factor, because science agrees with her.
She was working as a visiting fellow at the U.K. think tank Center for Global Development (CGD) in London, researching international tax policy. They took issue with her tweets.
“I tweeted about Karen White, a rapist who was put in a women’s prison and went on to sexually assault other inmates, and about Pips Bunce, who identifies as gender fluid—sometimes dressing in female clothes and a wig as “Pippa”—and who was given an award as a leading woman in business. These individuals represented my wider fears that unless the definition of woman is clear, women and girls will be forced to share their spaces and sports with members of the opposite sex—men who identify as women.”
J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books supported her: “Dress however you please. Call yourself whatever you like. Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you. Live your best life in peace and security. But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real? #IStandWithMaya #ThisIsNotADrill.”
The best part is that she sued under the U.K. Equality Act and won, being fired because of her “beliefs.”
Does settled science count as a belief? I guess is does if others believe in fantastic absurdities.