J. K. Rowling Declines to Apologize to Wokescolds, by Kyle Smith.
If you incur the wrath of a woke mob, one option is simply to decline to give in.
So far, that is what Rowling has done. She didn’t remove the tweet, didn’t apologize for it, and declined a meeting that GLAAD tried to set up with her to change her mind.
McArdle points out that in an earlier generation, it was the prudish Mrs. Grundys who attempted ruthlessly to police speech, but after a while people simply decided to ignore them. The Mrs. Grundys were humiliated and slipped away.
This Sunday, Ricky Gervais, who chimed in in Rowling’s defense and has been even more public (and very funny) about refusing to accept that a man can become a lady simply by saying so, is hosting the Golden Globes. It really only takes a few highly visible figures to refuse to bow to the mob to strip it of its power. We’ll see if this trend continues.
Is “women with penises” a bridge too far for political correctness?