J.K. Rowling Somehow Decides Now’s a Good Time to Double Down on Her Transphobia

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J.K. Rowling Somehow Decides Now’s a Good Time to Double Down on Her Transphobia

J.K. Rowling Somehow Decides Now’s a Good Time to Double Down on Her Transphobia  Accio some human decency and the flexibility to learn a room. Writer

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J.K. Rowling Somehow Decides Now’s a Good Time to Double Down on Her Transphobia  Accio some human decency and the flexibility to learn a room. Writer of the Harry Potter collection and noted nonsense-generator J.K. Rowling determined to tweet a collection of transphobic sentiments, apropos of literally nothing, on Saturday afternoon, beginning together with her ideas on a Devex article titled “Opinion: Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate.” The article addressed the “menstrual well being and hygiene wants of women, girls, and all individuals who menstruate.”

“‘Individuals who menstruate.’ I’m certain there was a phrase for these folks. Somebody assist me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?” J.K. Rowling tweeted, and issues obtained more and more offensive and incoherent from there. “If intercourse isn’t actual, there’s no same-sex attraction. If intercourse isn’t actual, the lived actuality of ladies globally is erased. I do know and love trans folks, however erasing the idea of intercourse removes the flexibility of many to meaningfully talk about their lives. It isn’t hate to talk the reality.” she wrote, in the course of Pride month, throughout a world motion towards police brutality, when trans persons are 3.7 times more likely to expertise police violence than the final inhabitants.

Twitter had questions, primarily: “Huh?” and “What?” and “This? Now? Why?” J.K. Rowling replied to a couple, confirming, amongst different issues, that she believes the time period TERF is “woman-hate.” The writer additionally pulled a classic “some of my best friends are gay” when requested if she had really talked to queer folks in regards to the subject, and tweeted that she had learn “books, blogs and scientific papers by trans folks, medics and gender specialists,” although did not specify if the “medic” in query was really simply Rowling in a lab coat. These should not J.K. Rowling ’s first transphobic tweets; in December 2019 the writer tweeted in help of a researcher who was fired for her transphobic feedback.

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