Writer J. K. Rowling again accused of transphobia over a series of tweets

The famous author of the Harry Potter books, J. K. Rowling, is a global trend on Twitter after being the focus of a feminist controversy, after manifesting herself on her Twitter account, identified as a “radical trans-exclusionist feminist”. Look at the details.

British writer and film producer J. K. Rowling, recognized as the author of the Harry Potter saga, expressed her opinion through a post on her official Twitter account, in response to an article shared by an American digital magazine.

This divided opinions and positioned it in the first places in social network trends. "Gender non-binary people menstruate," says the note published by the digital magazine Devex, to which Rowling replied: "' ‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?  "

Writer J. K. Rowling again accused of transphobia over a series of tweets

The users immediately responded harshly against J. K. Rowling's statements; even, highlighting that she was ignorant of the subject. The writer was not silent and replied: “I have spent many of the last three years reading books, blogs and scientific essays about trans people and I know exactly what the distinction is, never suppose that because someone thinks differently, they do not have knowledge "

In another of her publications, 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.”

J. K. Rowling tweets

"Here watching JK Rowling express her transphobia", "I support the LGBT community but I don't understand why cancel JK Rowling for saying that women menstruate", "How dare a woman speak about the problems women face ? ”Were some of the comments against the author of the 'Harry Potter' books.

In this sense, JK Rowling's attitude was identified as a TERF position (in English, trans-exclusionary radical feminist "). Thus, her name and this term among the most commented trends in Twitter: His sayings were undoubtedly classified as “transphobic” or hateful content for trans people.

JK Rowling express her transphobia

"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 - ie, to male violence - ‘hate’ trans people because they think sex is real and has lived consequences - is a nonsense." she continued.

Lastly, she added: “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".

J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter saga

This occurs in the framework of the launch of The Ickabog, the new book for boys and girls that the British writer J. K. Rowling has published free online. It is available from this Wednesday, in English; in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Portuguese.

The first five chapters are translated and published until today on the web www.theickabog.com, with daily deliveries until Friday, July 17. Rowling wrote 'The Ickabog' over ten years ago as a bedtime story for her young children.

Would her new sayings on Twitter mean fewer views of her new bibliographic material?

Melanie Cossetti

Bióloga de profesión. Cocinera aficionada. Especialista en marketing digital y creadora de contenidos.+ info

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