J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, is as soon as again drawing criticism for liking anti-transgender rhetoric on Twitter.
Rowling, who has a strong Twitter presence, has actually liked transphobic tweets in the past, although her press agent stated that the author clicked “like” by accident in a “awkward and middle-aged moment.”
This previous December, Rowling tweeted that “sex is real,” a typical statement utilized by transphobes to imply that sex appointed at birth figures out an individual’s entire life, successfully erasing gender identity.
She utilized the hashtag #IStandWithMaya in that tweet, a recommendation to British anti-transgender activist Maya Forstater, who lost her task at a progressive organization for her statements about transgender women, including “guys can not change into females” and that transphobia versus trans women just “injures guys’s sensations.”
Over the weekend, Rowling liked a tweet from anti-transgender activist Fred Sargeant. On Twitter, Sargeant frequently advocates that it’s “” which transgender females can’t be oppressed because they’re designated male at birth.
The tweet in concern wasn’t on a various subject. Sargeant discussed Alex Drummond, a Welsh trans lady who has a beard, calling her “ an adult human male who claims to be a lesbian.”She” thinks that genuine lesbians who aren’t into penises are transphobic and need to be left out from the lesbian neighborhood,” according to Sargeant, who misgendered her by calling her “this guy.”
This one got a Like from @jk_rowling today. After my thousand or so re-Likes of her tweet, appears reasonable. pic.twitter.com/OiZ1ww6YlZ
— Fred Sargeant (@FredSargeant) May 15, 2020
Sargeant did not link to a source that revealed that Drummond had actually criticized cisgender lesbians as transphobic. If anything, this 2015 interview with Buzzfeed states that she remains in a monogamous relationship with a female and stated, “As a female I frequently get matched on how I look,” not betraying any of the bitterness Sargeant credited to her.
Rowling’s publicist has not yet said whether this is another “clumsy and middle-aged moment.”
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