J.Okay. Rowling’s tweets on transgender folks spark outrage



LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Harry Potter” creator J.Okay. Rowling is dealing with hefty backlash after she posted a collection of tweets about transgender folks.

Rowling drew outrage Saturday on Twitter when she criticized an opinion piece printed by the web site Devex, a media platform for the worldwide improvement neighborhood, that used the phrase “ individuals who menstruate.”

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“I’m certain there was once a phrase for these folks,” the well-known British creator tweeted. “Somebody assist me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”

She continued with one other thread talking concerning the idea of organic intercourse.

“If intercourse isn’t actual, there’s no same-sex attraction,” she tweeted. “If intercourse isn’t actual, the lived actuality of girls globally is erased. I do know and love trans folks, however erasing the idea of intercourse removes the flexibility of many to meaningfully focus on their lives. It isn’t hate to talk the reality.”

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Rowling’s tweets brought about a firestorm of responses from the LGBTQ neighborhood and others who had been upset together with her phrases. A Harry Potter fan group tweeted its disapproval of Rowling’s publish and inspired followers to donate to a bunch that helps again transgender girls.

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Rowling mentioned she respects “each trans particular person’s rights to stay any method that feels genuine and comfy to them.” She went on to say she would march “in the event you had been discriminated in opposition to on the premise of being trans. On the similar time, my life has been formed by being feminine. I don’t consider it’s hateful to say so.”

GLAAD issued a response on Twitter, calling Rowling’s tweets “inaccurate and merciless.” The advocacy group devoted to LGBTQ equality then requested these upset by the creator’s feedback to assist organizations that assist black transgender folks.

“JK Rowling continues to align herself with an ideology which willfully distorts details about gender identification and people who find themselves trans,” GLAAD tweeted. “In 2020, there is no such thing as a excuse for concentrating on trans folks.”

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Rowling’s consultant has not responded to an e-mail request for remark.



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