Mary Jackson

Mary is a book reviewer and reporter for WORLD. She is a World Journalism Institute and Greenville University graduate who previously worked for the Lansing (Mich.) State Journal. Mary resides with her family in the San Francisco Bay area. Follow her on Twitter @mbjackson77.

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Harry Potter and the transgender war

Family | Author J.K. Rowling breaks ranks with her fandom to defend biological women
by Mary Jackson
Posted 6/12/20, 04:27 pm

The author who imagined a magical world that enchanted a generation of readers has incensed many of her fans by refusing to apply fiction to reality. J.K. Rowling, the creator of Harry Potter, is speaking out against the attempts of the transgender movement to erase biological womanhood.

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Alliance Defending Freedom

Positive signs in the fight for fairness in women’s sports

Sexuality | Young female athletes inspire others to speak up and change the rules
by Mary Jackson
Posted 6/05/20, 03:05 pm

Alanna Smith’s family is full of accomplished athletes. Her dad, Lee Smith, pitched for 18 seasons in the major leagues and was inducted last year into the Baseball Hall of Fame. One uncle played professional baseball, and another competed in the NFL. Her grandfather, mother, and twin brother set high school athletic records.

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Protecting innocence

Family | Families push back against so-called “comprehensive” sex-ed in schools
by Mary Jackson
Posted 5/29/20, 05:01 pm

When Sandi Padilla distributed leaflets in Downey, Calif., neighborhoods and held signs outside local public schools to oppose her school district’s new sex education curriculum, she was thinking of her 4-year-old twin granddaughters. She said she is “fighting” for the girls who will start school in August.

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