Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling facing criticism for transphobic tweets

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Actress Patti Harrison wrote on Twitter that the Rowling's choice to tweet about "trans women not being real women RIGHT NOW during BLM uproar really shows her depth of thought about trans people AND black people".

"We stand with trans youth, especially those Harry Potter fans hurt by her inaccurate and cruel tweets", the group tweeted.

"I am a gay trans wizard and I support y'all", one person wrote, along with their $10 donation. At the same time, my life has been shaped by being female.

Jamil challenged her to put her money where her mouth is, tweeting her a GoFundMe link for homeless Black trans women in Atlanta. "I do not believe it's hateful to say so", the author added.

The lived reality of biological women who identify with their gender is not being erased.

We're going to be tackling some tough concepts here, so let's start with a couple of definitions so that you're up to speed with the lingo before we dive in. Rowling implied it should have said "women".

Rowling then released a series of tweets defending her stance.

The idea that women like me, who've been empathetic to trans people for decades, feel 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. "I just can't imagine what it must be like knowing that children in 50 years, or even less time, will read/ fall in love with your books only to find out what kind of person wrote them and be so disappointed but just not care", a fan wrote and expressed his disappointment. "There are many girls, non-binary folx, trans boys, and trans men who also get a period".

Katie Leung has responded to J.K. Rowling. Image Shutterstock
Katie Leung has responded to J.K. Rowling. Image Shutterstock

On Saturday, J.K. Rowling took to her Twitter handle and shared the opinion piece that she published on a portal. "Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?" Thereafter, many users lashed out at the author for her comment.

GLAAD suggested that those who want to direct their "rightful anger over Rowling's latest anti-trans comments" into something positive could do so by supporting Black trans organizations.

Rowling's comments were flooded by people pointing out that women aren't the only ones who menstruate.

And as far back as 2017 she's been "liking" content deemed as transphobic.

"Trans women are women".

In December, Rowling defended Maya Forstater, a London-based tax expert was sacked after posting messages on Twitter that transgender women can not change their biological sex.

At the time, a spokesperson told The Sun that Rowling's like was a 'clumsy and middle-aged moment'. Sleep with any consenting adult who'll have you.

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