"Okay, here goes.", she began before tweeting out a series of links to resources supporting black transgender people and LGBTQ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent, a petition calling for more protection for black transgender women in the United Kingdom and a fund for the community of black transgender women in Atlanta who are homeless and/or sex workers.
In a string of tweets on June 6, the British author accused trans people and trans allies of "erasing the lived reality of women".
Amid a series of cascading tinderbox issues, from the coronavirus pandemic to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, decided Saturday (June 6) was the flawless time to tweet about trans folk - less than a week into LGBT+ Pride Month. When she's not trying to win brownie points with the gay community for half-hearted representation or perpetuating racism with her follow-up works, she's busy outing herself as a complete TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist). I do not believe it's hateful to say so.
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.
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Less than a year out from her last descent into transphobic Twitter rants, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has again taken to the platform to share some less-than-progressive views on transgender, intersex and gender-nonconforming identities.
First, nobody has said that "sex" isn't real, which makes me think that she's confusing sex and gender, or doesn't understand how they differ or work.
Why the word "folk" - which is already gender neutral - had to be replaced by one specifically "used to indicate inclusion of marginalised groups" I won't pretend to understand. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud? She wrote further tweets that have been called out as transphobic. Many lashed out at the best-selling author, accusing her of being "transphobe". Trans Black people & trans non-Black people are discriminated against every single day.
Van Ness, who identifies as non-binary, wrote: "Trans women are women". "Is it really her belief that trans women somehow threaten her own selfhood?"
In December, Rowling faced backlash for supporting a researcher who claimed biological sex can't be changed. Call yourself whatever you like. Rowling had said in support of Forstater at the time. Live your best life in peace and security. Her comments come at a particularly disappointing time considering the rights of marginalized communties have become the dominant conversation both politically and culturally.