Maya Forstater Wiki- Biography
Maya Forstater was sacked after posting a series of tweets questioning government plans to let people declare their own gender.
The judge rules against an investigator who lost a job due to transgender tweets
A researcher who lost her job in a group of experts after tweeting that transgender women cannot change their biological sex lost a test case because their opinions were considered “absolutist.”
In a highly anticipated trial that will spark a new debate on transgender issues, Judge James Tayler, an employment judge, ruled that Maya Forstater’s views “did not have the protected characteristic of philosophical belief.”
Maya Forstater Age
He is 45 years old.
Maya Forstater Job
Ms Forstater, who had worked as a tax expert at a think tank, was not entitled to ignore the rights of a transgender person and the “enormous pain that can be caused by misgendering”, employment judge James Tayler said.
J.K. ROWLING IS INVOLVED HOW?
Today J.K. Rowling returned from a months-long Twitter vacation with the following tweet:
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
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 19, 2019
Maya Forstater Tweets
She was accused of using “offensive and exclusionary” language in tweets opposing government proposals to reform the Gender Recognition Act to allow people to self-identify as the opposite sex.
The Central London employment tribunal convened a preliminary hearing over the issue of whether her tweets, such as “men cannot change into women”, should be protected under the 2010 Equality Act. She funded her legal challenge through the CrowdJustice website.
Ms Forstater was “absolutist” in her view, he concluded in a 26-page judgment.
“It is a core component of her belief that she will refer to a person by the sex she considered appropriate even if it violates their dignity and/or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment,” he continued.
“The approach is not worthy of respect in a democratic society.”
Ms Forstater had argued “framing the question of transgender inclusion as an argument that male people should be allowed into women’s spaces discounts women’s rights to privacy and is fundamentally illiberal (it is like forcing Jewish people to eat pork)”.
Author JK Rowling is among people who have come out in support of Ms Forstater.