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I’m a transwoman who signed the Harper’s letter with JK Rowling. Here’s why

Free speech includes the right of people to say silly, or even hateful, things

Author JK Rowling has entered the fractious debate over transsexuality Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images

Author JK Rowling has entered the fractious debate over transsexuality Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images

A few weeks ago, I was asked to sign the Harper’s Magazine open letter supporting a bromidic recommendation that free speech, free of dogmatic “cancelling” from left or right, is a good idea. I did sign it, as did JK Rowling, who has got into trouble recently for saying silly things about some transwomen and trans activists. I’m a…

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