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J.K. Rowling, the author who penned the classic Harry Potter series used to be a smart, loving person. Lately, she has been on a homophobic and transphobic rage that has made people wonder what happened to the author who once preached love and understanding for all?
J.K. Rowling has recently faced intense criticism, from early June 2020 for a series of tweets that sparked controversy within the transgender community. This stance led to vocal responses from both fans and prominent figures in the wizarding world, including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and Eddie Redmayne. Here's a comprehensive overview: What were J.K. Rowling's exact words?
On June 6, 2020, Rowling retweeted an op-ed discussing "people who menstruate," expressing concern that the article didn't use the term "women." She wrote, "‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?" The initial tweet generated significant backlash, but Rowling persisted, offering a more detailed explanation of her views. She tweeted, "If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth." She further stated, "The idea that women like me, who’ve been empathetic to trans people for decades, feeling kinship because they’re vulnerable in the same way as women—i.e., to male violence—‘hate’ trans people because they think sex is real and has lived consequences—is a nonsense."
Continuing, she said, "I respect every trans person’s right to live any way that feels authentic and comfortable to them. I’d march with you if you were discriminated against on the basis of being trans. At the same time, my life has been shaped by being female. I do not believe it’s hateful to say so." Then, on June 10, 2020, Rowling published a lengthy post on her website and tweeted "TERF Wars" (TERF standing for trans-exclusionary radical feminist). She wrote, "This isn’t an easy piece to write, for reasons that will shortly become clear, but I know it’s time to explain myself on an issue surrounded by toxicity. I write this without any desire to add to that toxicity." Rowling explained that her interest in trans issues arose during research for a character she was writing. She went on to outline "five reasons for being worried about the new trans activism."
Radcliffe, renowned as Harry Potter, emerged as the initial star from the franchise to issue a statement (via The Trevor Project) addressing Rowling's remarks. “I realize that certain press outlets will probably want to paint this as in-fighting between J.K. Rowling and myself,” he said, “but that is really not what this is about, nor is it what’s important right now. While Jo is unquestionably responsible for the course my life has taken, as someone who has been honored to work with and continues to contribute to The Trevor Project for the last decade, and just as a human being, I feel compelled to say something at this moment. Transgender women are women. Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice given by professional health care associations who have far more expertise on this subject matter than either Jo or I. According to The Trevor Project, 78% of transgender and nonbinary youth reported being the subject of discrimination due to their gender identity. It’s clear that we need to do more to support transgender and nonbinary people, not invalidate their identities, and not cause further harm."
Since Rowling began expressing her views, her community, especially in online spaces where many discussions take place, has become populated by individuals who share her transphobic beliefs. Notably, Rowling has established connections with various anti-trans activists, such as Helen Joyce, who has made troublingly transphobic statements advocating for a "reduction" in the number of trans people. Rowling has publicly endorsed anti-gay, anti-trans activist Caroline Farrow. These affiliations contribute to a social network that functions as an echo chamber for trans-exclusionary radical feminists, commonly known as TERFs, or sometimes referred to as "radfems" or the "gender-critical" movement. In Rowling’s home country, the UK, TERFism has gained a distinctive influence, particularly among some vocal, ostensibly liberal feminists like Rowling.
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