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J.K. Rowling 'Just Joined The Death Eaters'

By Kristy Puchko | Books | December 19, 2019 |

By Kristy Puchko | Books | December 19, 2019 |


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Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling has sparked outrage with a tweet that exposes her as a TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist). Here’s it is:

Rowling is referring to Maya Forstater, an unapologetic transphobe who has been fired from her research position at a think tank because of her bigoted tweets. Opposed to a government plan that would allow UK citizens to self-identify their gender, Forstater tweeted “men cannot change into women.” But that’s not all, according to The Daily Mail, she offered over 100 tweets on this subject. Here are three of them:

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Forstater’s tweets show she wilfully misgenders trans women and promotes the stereotype that trans people are dangerous while ignoring statistics that violence against trans people is on the rise. This is who Rowling is standing with, by her own admission.

The children’s book author has previously been suspected of transphobia for Twitter following YouTuber Magdalen Berns, a “self-professed transphobe” who has made videos titled “Nonbinary Bullsh*t,” “Gender Is NOT a social construct,” and “There Is No Such Thing as a Lesbian With a Penis!”

Last year, Them investigated a percieved pattern in Rowling’s online behavior, which included Rowling’s favoriting of a tweet that referred to trans women as “men in dresses.” At the time, her rep responded by insisting the author had a “middle-aged moment” and mis-clicked on her phone.

There’s no word on how Rowling’s reps will try to put out the fire she’s started on Twitter. For many fans of Harry Potter, her proud transphobia is gutting.

There were also transphobes supporting Rowling. We’re not giving their bigotry any further air.




Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.



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