The categorization would be based on nothing more than a self-declaration, according to reports.
But now J.K. Rowling, the “Harry Potter” author who has been targeted by transgender activists for her comments that changing sexes doesn’t happen, is warning about the plan.
In a report by the Christian Institute in the United Kingdom, she says those women who are most vulnerable will be hurt by the plan.
The Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill would allow residents to “choose their own legal sex,” the report explains.
But that will “harm the most vulnerable women in society” and threaten those in two categories, she said.
Those would be those who are trying to get help after “male violence/rape” and those women who are incarcerated, she said.
“Statistics show that imprisoned women are already far more likely to have been previously abused,” she said.
The Institute reported Shona Robison, cabinet secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government, had claimed there was “no evidence” that abusive males ever had to pretend to be anything else to be abusive.
Rowling said that comment was “astounding,” and she praised Scotsman columnist Susan Dalgety, who wrote: “I have no idea why Shona Robison and her close friend and boss, Nicola Sturgeon, refuse to believe women when we say we fear the consequences of a law that redefines what it means to be female.”
Scotland’s police policy already is that it records criminals’ sex based on what they say, including in cases of rape, leading to the illogical potential of a case of rape being brought against a “woman.”
Scottish Conservative MSP Meghan Gallacher said Rowling “and the thousands of other women with serious and reasonable concerns about this bill,” should be respected.
Until and unless the bill is adopted and the changes are made, Scots wishing to “change sex” must obtain a diagnosis of gender dysphoria and then live as their “chosen” sex for two years.
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