“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling continues support for extreme anti-transgender rhetoric

From LGBTQ Nation:  https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/05/harry-potter-author-j-k-rowling-continues-support-extreme-anti-transgender-tweets/

Rowling approved of a tweet that called a trans woman a “guy” who is “an adult human male who claims to be a lesbian.”

Monday, May 18, 2020

J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, is once again drawing criticism for liking anti-transgender rhetoric on Twitter.

Rowling, who has a strong Twitter presence, has liked transphobic tweets in the past, although her publicist said that the author clicked “like” by accident in a “clumsy and middle-aged moment.”

This past December, Rowling tweeted that “sex is real,” a common statement used by transphobes to imply that sex assigned at birth determines a person’s entire life, effectively erasing gender identity.

She used the hashtag #IStandWithMaya in that tweet, a reference to British anti-transgender activist Maya Forstater, who lost her job at a progressive organization for her statements about transgender women, including “men cannot change into women” and that transphobia against trans women only “hurts men’s feelings.”

Over the weekend, Rowling liked a tweet from anti-transgender activist Fred Sargeant. On Twitter, Sargeant frequently advocates that it’s “time to remove the T from same-sex advocacy groups” and that transgender women can’t be oppressed because they’re assigned male at birth.

The tweet in question wasn’t on a different topic. Sargeant wrote about Alex Drummond, a Welsh trans woman who has a beard, calling her “an adult human male who claims to be a lesbian.”

She “believes that real lesbians who aren’t into penises are transphobic and should be excluded from the lesbian community,” according to Sargeant, who misgendered her by calling her “this guy.”

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2 Responses to ““Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling continues support for extreme anti-transgender rhetoric”

  1. Andrea B Says:

    Rowling appears to be doing this a lot recently. A lot of Harry potter fans are pissed off about it. The people Rowling likes in her tweets all supports Blanchard’s theories.

  2. Charlie Says:

    I find a lot of British “feminism” seems to be “gender critical”. My friends wonder why I’m not a “Potterhead” like them, and when I point out BS like this, they try to dismiss it. If you support the author’s works, you allow her to continue this to happen. The whole “separate the artist from their work” is just as bad as the whole “love the sinner but hate the sin” rhetoric.
    And this is besides the point that I hate how she keeps trying to revamp her in-universe to try and keep herself relevant and trendy.

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