Oh, Rowling. What have you got the internet murmuring (or screaming) about now?
Dress however you please.
Call yourself whatever you like.
Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you.
Live your best life in peace and security.
But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real? #IStandWithMaya #ThisIsNotADrill
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 19, 2019
So here’s what went down: Center for Global Development employee Maya Forstater (pictured below) was fired after she tweeted about how there are only two sexes and that people could not change their biological sex. Many people found these tweets offensive and transphobic and she quickly drew flak for her statements on social media. She filed a case against her former employer but lost earlier this week.
Enter JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, who has already been accused in the past of her forced inclusivity and hamfisted pandering to different minority groups long after the books had been published. In her own tweet (above), she stated that she stood with Forstater.
This drew the anger of many netizens everywhere, calling her statement transphobic and accusing her of not being a true advocate of the LGBT+ (of which the “T” stands for transgender). She trended worldwide for her statement and netizens were quick to call her a TERF (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist) and a transphobe.
Also not only does @jk_rowling and other Trans exclusionary radical/feminists passively weaponize their ideologies about sex to invalidate the identities/experience of binary trans people they also erase intersex people in the process.
— Indya Moore (@IndyaMoore) December 20, 2019
I'd like to thank JK Rowling for helping me to clear space on my shelves today. These books no longer spark joy.
— Jordan Raskringle (@JordanRasko) December 20, 2019
— Chlo (@ItsChloeNow) December 20, 2019
JK Rowling and her lowkey obsession with "motherhood" makes it not surprising that she is a TERF. It seems for her, the epitome of a woman is this, and women who can't or don't participate in this are sad beings. It is reflected in the endings she gave her characters.
— Mx Howlane (@Voidmancer) December 20, 2019
me confiscating harry potter characters from jk rowling pic.twitter.com/xl1GqdT2zy
— mrs struggle ✨ (@gmils10) December 20, 2019
JK Rowling hates trans people, but I want to talk a little bit about the *way* she hates them so you can recognize it in the wild
— ms claws (@alicegoldfuss) December 19, 2019
This is not the first time Rowling has been accused of transphobia. Last year, she was accused by fans of being transphobic when she liked a tweet that called transgender women “men in dresses.”
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