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Harry Potter video game gets bumper sales despite LGBTQ backlash

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These groups are getting outta control. Demanding demanding demanding....

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Homophobic or not, stil pathetic..

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Call everyone magicians.

Problem solved.

Just like that.

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So her great "crime" is pointing out fact, that actual women that have be physically and sexually assaulted by men taking shelter, probably do not care to be confronted by a person with male genitalia!

I may not agree with the religious overtones but we are getting to this point that what was predicted a hundred years plus ago is now reality.

“Common sense” by G.K. Chesterton

It is a rational thesis that we are all in a dream;

it will be a mystical sanity to say that we are all awake.

Fires will be kindled to testify that two and two make four.

Swords will be drawn to prove that leaves are green in summer.

We shall be left defending, not only the incredible virtues and sanities of human life, but something more incredible still, this huge impossible universe which stares us in the face.

We shall fight for visible prodigies as if they were invisible.

We shall look on the impossible grass and the skies with a strange courage.

We shall be of those who have seen and yet have believed.”

Despite the original version being very heavily littered with Christian beliefs.

The fact remains, we are actually having debates, arguments, even laws telling us common sense things are not fact anymore, 2 +2 doesn't have to equal 4 and math is Racist or discrimination against alternate thinkers, a man is a woman and a woman is a man, men can get pregnant and give birth, etc..

In a recent blog posting on a travel website, the person was complaining about Japan and went on the say that they identify as a woman and was removed from the women's onsen in Japan because they have male genitalia.

The site removed the negative review.

But the attitude was one of "my right, my feelings supersede the feeling and comfort of all the women and girls at the onsen"

Many top streamers are publicly saying they cannot play the game because of attacks by the far left LGBTQIA and judging from the comments of the attacks they are the same people possibly bots doing it.

The fact the game has sold as much as it is, shows the majority are supporting Rowling but the highly vocal and often volatile radicals that are openly threatening people are not going to let people live their lives.

There are plenty of centres in Scotland that accept Transgender, why do they need to invade every aspect of what a woman needs to be safe.

Make-up companies replacing actual women with biological men as women, top women's sports will soon be dominated by biological men, the boardroom will be next.

Sexual assaults safe house, well " we women that are actually biological men demand we confront you with our male genitalia "

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TokyoLiving

Today 07:39 am JST

Homophobic or not, stil pathetic.

Why are you saying anything about homophobia?

Transgender are biological men claiming to be women and biological women claiming to be men.

Not the same as homosexual.

A homosexual isn't delusional they know they are men or women and they like others of their same gender.

Some may not agree with that, I have no problem with it who they love is their business but they understand the basic facts of biology and know what they are.

What is going on here is that a group of men, claiming to be women that have male genitalia, think they should be permitted to invade the safe space of actual biological females that have be sexually and physically abused by biological males.

And BTW many sexual assaults victims are often lesbians as some creep thinks they will force her to be heterosexual by raping them!

I know quite a few lesbians and I don't know a single one that wants to see or be confronted by male genitalia in a changing/locker room, spa/onsen, etc...

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Some annoying "trans activists" are spamming spoilers now to people buying the game..

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Homophobic or not, stil pathetic..

Yes threatening someone's life over an opinion is beyond pathetic.

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And BTW many sexual assaults victims are often lesbians as some creep thinks they will force her to be heterosexual by raping them!

Where is there any evidence of that?

A homosexual isn't delusional they know they are men or women and they like others of their same gender.

Transsexuals are not delusional.

Life is everyone from A-Z.

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Why media articles continue to give such prominent column space to fringe elements that dispute scientific fact is beyond me. Stop pandering to these minority interests and focus on the majority middle. Most people in society are not actually extremists baying for cancellations at the slighest offence.

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wallace

Today 10:08 am JST

And BTW many sexual assaults victims are often lesbians as some creep thinks they will force her to be heterosexual by raping them!

> Where is there any evidence of that?

You love going on Google and duck duck to show off, well why not do it now?

Oh right because it will show facts you do not like.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrective_rape

Learn!

It has been a well known fact this has been going on forever.

It has become less unacceptable in western society but is still widely done in certain parts of the world and ignored or even supported by the authorities.

30~40 years ago in my own country it was so much a problem that "protection" was arranged around lesbian bars and clubs including escorting women home.

Thankfully that sad episode is over in my home country, but in much of the world it is still common to "rape a woman straight ".

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The "woke" mob fails yet again attempting to force their views and opinions onto the public. Surprised the word "boy-cott" hasn't been changed to something more gender neutral.

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People want a good video game. That trumps all outrage and demands. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. And I believe the term is trans phobic not homophobic however a phobia is not the same as an opinion disagreeing with a lifestyle choice. I'm not God phobic if I am an atheist. I am terrified of spiders and very arachnophobic.

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Grasshopper

Seems you don't know the difference between China and Japan.

The guy in the show was supposed to be Chinese.

Guess you weren't the best journalist or publisher not knowing that simple fact.

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These groups are getting outta control. Demanding demanding demanding....

As they are, by definition, actually mentally ill, it isnt surprising.

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“Common sense” by G.K. Chesterton

My spouse loves Father Brown on the TV by G.K. Chesterton. Just finished watching the current series. Something very English about it. There was one episode about a gay couple which was very positive.

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A Complete Breakdown of the J.K. Rowling Transgender-Comments Controversy

https://www.glamour.com/story/a-complete-breakdown-of-the-jk-rowling-transgender-comments-controversy

Personally I don't accept the comments and opinions stated by JK Rowling as being transphobe.

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Rowling is simply not a Postmodernist. In other words, she recognizes objective reality. A man is a man, even if he is confused, and a woman is a woman, even if she is confused.

Denying objective reality helps no one, especially the gender confused.

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How many transsexuals are in the UK?

"We don't know. No robust data on the UK trans population exists. We tentatively estimate that there are approximately 200,000-500,000 trans people "

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/721642/GEO-LGBT-factsheet.pdf

Is transsexuality legal in the UK?

"In response to its obligation, the UK Parliament passed the Gender Recognition Act 2004, which effectively granted full legal recognition for binary transgender people. Since 4 April 2005, as per the Gender Recognition Act 2004, it is possible for transgender people to change their legal gender in the UK."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transgender_rights_in_the_United_Kingdom

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Science disagrees with you. Transsexuality is legal in the UK

No it doesn't.

Pseudoscience AKA social science disagrees with me and the actual scientists, you know the people who actually believe 2 + 2 = 4.

And again you go on about gay and homosexuality.

This isn't that, this is putting a penis in with women with vaginas that many of whom are rape victims.

If so transgender cannot understand that simple thing, then that alone shows they are not actually women.

Look around at the mental instability of these people, claiming having menstruation which is biologically impossible!

You cannot even have menstrual cramps as there is no uterus!

This is like saying a man who has had his arm amputated and still feels that arm doesn't need help and is fully functional because they are must still be there because he feels it.

In such cases they give that man mental health support to understand he no longer has an arm and there is no feeling and no pain.

But here we are humoring some man claiming that he has menstrual periods and menstrual pain from a non-existent uterus.

If these people were actually women they would respect their privacy they would understand they were sexually or physically assaulted by someone with the same biological characteristics and would give them space.

But obviously they cannot respect these women obviously there are men who want to violate these women again in a different way.

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Please enjoy the "Hogwarts Legacy" video game, this whole transgender acrimony against Rowling is unacceptable and overblown.

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This is just another example of men preying on women.

If these people really cared about women, they would leave them alone.

Traumatized abused by men and here we have biological men trying to force their way in to the one sanctuary these women still have!

It is funny how they the transgender community complain about bullying but here they are bullying someone trying to protect sexually and physically abused women.

This simply points to one fact they are not actually women they are men pretending to be women.

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Please enjoy the "Hogwarts Legacy" video game, this whole transgender acrimony against Rowling is unacceptable and overblown

Fair point.

The more I read and hear about the hysteria from both sides on these kind of issues, the more I’m convinced that politicians on the left and the right are absolutely loving it and even laughing at them.

It really does deflect attention away from issues they don’t want people to be focused on.

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What is the ratio of male and female transsexuals?

Probably, there are twice as many females who are transgender than males.

'In some studies, the proportion of transgender women to men is as high as 2:1 (6,10). However, these ratios should not be taken as a definitive indication of actual population sizes, given the limitations in the methodology used to record them."

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6626314/

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wallace

Today 12:47 pm JST

Antiquesaving

> And again you go on about gay and homosexuality.

> Checked my screenshot. Strange considering you introduced the topic first on the thread at 9:38. And about 24 times since.

> Medical science backs transsexuality.

Yes I did making a clear distinction that gay and Transgender are different because someone else was confused.

Gat are men they know they are Men they are not confused on their gender male.

Transgender are men and women confused about their gender.

And to make it clear no gay guy I know ( and again I worked in Kabukicho 2 chome) wants to find out the "guy" they are seeing has a vagina not a penis.

No lesbian I know wants a girlfriend with a penis,

Seems clear!

These men are not women if they were they would understand the need for these women to feel safe and a penis in the safehouse isn't something they will feel comfortable with.

But again isn't about women it is about Men and Men taking away the little bit or safety and dignity left From these traumatised women.

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When these chopped, medicalized individuals, mentally ill “women” are dead and buried, only a mans skeleton will remain.

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wallace

Today 12:55 pm JST

Why are you so he'll bent on taking away the tiny safe space left for these traumatised and abused women?

Why are you unwilling to just let them have 2 places where they do not have to worry about male genitals or men in general?

Haven't these women suffered enough that they don't need to be forced to confront more trauma?

Apparently not, giving these women 2 places is 2 too many for the me me me me Transgender and their supporters.

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The question here, why does it seem impossible to discuss, debate, or even disagree about transgender issues without huge bitterness, rancour or reaching for the poisonous pen needs to be addressed.

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Why are you so he'll bent on taking away the tiny safe space left for these traumatised and abused women?

There is the point. The trans advocates and supporters are rabidly anti-female, when the facts are seen in the cold light of day.

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itsonlyrocknroll

Today 01:07 pm JST

The question here, why does it seem impossible to discuss, debate, or even disagree about transgender issues without huge bitterness, rancour or reaching for the poisonous pen needs to be addressed

Simple, because it is now an all or nothing game.

JK Rowling didn't say she was Anti Transgender, few have but just saying these actual traumatised biological women need a place where they do not have to work about male genitals threating them wasn't acceptable.

It is all and only all that is being demanded.

Trying to force women into things is the hallmark of the transgender community now.

No safe space for women is permitted.

In Canada some tried forcing female pubic hair removal technicians that only do women, to remove hair from a transgender with male genitals.

To force all nude female only spa to accept male genitals.

This has gone to this extreme.

They have lost logic, they still have male parts they cannot force those parts on biological women.

But again no compromise is acceptable they are as entrenched if not more, than the far right and ultra conservative religious.

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Antiquesaving

I did not mention once about the author JK Rowling. I did not oppose her beliefs. I did not mention any of her projects. Not mentioned in the article.

I do think that transsexuality has created its own set of problems that need to be resolved by society as a whole. Prisons, changing rooms, toilets, and refugee centers for battered women. They are all easy problems to solve.

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I do think that transsexuality has created its own set of problems that need to be resolved by society as a whole. Prisons, changing rooms, toilets, and refugee centers for battered women. They are all easy problems to solve.

No they aren't!

Isn't that obvious here?

JK only said no male genitals in her sanctuary homes.

And that is not acceptable to the LGBTQIA but mostly the transgender.

A simple compromise of let these victims in peace wasn't acceptable by the LGBTQIA community.

This simple thing was too much to just say "OK let these women heal"

That was too much the Transgender couldn't accept it and so much so they launched a campaign to destroy JK Rowling and everything connected to her.

These are not logical people we are dealing with, they don't accept their own biology, you expect them to compromise?

Why is this happening? Because Rowling said not male genitals in a biological female shelter any logical person would have understood the reasons.

But obviously this attack on her and the game shows us these people are not logical or stable.

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The politics surrounding gender identify, the affects to the LGBTQ community, has brought gender expression, the increasing use of pronouns out into the open and a possible another means of ill feeling.

The debate Rowlings essay ignited has to be fully explored though, not sliented.

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