A 45-year-old woman was fired from her position at the Center for Global Development in the United Kingdom for saying in social media, “Male people aren’t women.” Her employer considered the scientifically accurate statement to be ‘bigoted’ and fired her. After a judicial review, a British court ruled that the firing was justified.
Maya Forstater filed the complaint with an employment tribunal. Center for Global Development has offices in both London and Washington, D.C.
Forstater was criticizing the British Gender Recognition Act, which dictates that people can self-identify with whichever gender they choose and everyone else has to recognize the gender identity of their choosing. Forstater claimed that if a biological man has a “Gender Recognition Certificate” that states he’s a woman he’s still a man.
The judge ruling in the case says that her opinion is “not worthy of respect…”
“The Claimant’s position is that even if a trans woman has a Gender Recognition Certificate, she cannot honestly describe herself as a woman. That belief is not worthy of respect in a democratic society.”
Forstater’s full comment was, “Male people are not women. I don’t think being a woman/ female is a matter of identity or womanly feelings. It is biology.”
Apparently, biology is not worthy of respect in a democratic society.