Harry Potter author JK Rowling once again came under fire from the Alphabet community after responding to a tweet on transgenderism. Rowling, who has clashed with the transgender community before, is being pilloried for daring to stand up for biological women. But, as she did last time, Rowling is not backing down and has been defending herself from the cancel culture crowd.
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The author stirred the proverbial hornet’s nest when she posted a tweet responding to an article with a headline that used the term “people who menstruate” instead of the word “women.” Rowling tweeted: “‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”
As you might have suspected, far-left progressives swarmed this tweet like Dementors attacking Hogwarts. High-profile leftists and corporate media outlets excoriated the author, labeling her as, among other things, a TERF (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist). The Sun newspaper even went so far as to interview Rowling’s ex-husband, who had violently abused her. He was quoted as saying: “I’m not sorry” for slapping her.
Members of the cast of the Harry Potter movies, including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint have also publicly criticized Rowling for her comments.
While the newspaper received its measure of criticism, the motivation seemed obvious. The woke left was attempting to punish Rowling for stepping out of line with mainstream progressive ideology. This will be about the fourth time the progressive clergy has tried to excommunicate the writer, but somehow, she keeps coming back.
Rowling defended herself in a blog post explaining the reasons why she has opposed some aspects of the transgender movement. In the piece, she recounted how she was initially targeted by the social media mob for liking a forbidden tweet. “On one occasion, I absent-mindedly ‘liked’ instead of screenshotting. That single ‘like’ was deemed evidence of wrongthink, and a persistent low level of harassment began,” she wrote.
The author then outlined her problems with the transgender community. She explained that she has a charitable trust focused on “alleviating social deprivation in Scotland, with a particular emphasis on women and children.” Rowling noted that “the new trans activism is having (or is likely to have, if all its demands are met) a significant impact on many of the causes I support, because it’s pushing to erode the legal definition of sex and replace it with gender.”
Rowling also pointed to the effects of a new trend developing in the UK in which increasing numbers of young women are seeking to transition. A significant amount of these individuals end up detransitioning after coming to regret their choice.
The writer also stated that some of these people have “altered their bodies irrevocably, and taken away their fertility.” She points out that some of these people only decided to transition because they were gay, rather than transgender.
This will likely not be the last time Rowling gets into a pickle with the Alphabet crowd. The author is known for giving her opinions, regardless of the consequences. As she wrote in her blog post: “[A]s a much-banned author, I’m interested in freedom of speech and have publicly defended it, even unto Donald Trump.”
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