JK Rowling’s new book renews transgender criticism

JK Rowling was disguised as a male serial killer on social media Monday on the release of a new serial book, which drew renewed criticism over an earlier comment from the “Harry Potter” author.

The premise of “Troubled Blood” – written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith and the fifth installment of Rowling’s “Cormoran Strike” espionage series – inspired backlash on social media with the hashtag GIPJKRowling trending on Twitter.

The author of “Harry Potter” faced a thunderstorm of criticisms earlier this year Tweet he posted “People who have menstruation”, questioning the language used on a blog post.

Rowling, 55, has been accused of making transphobic remarks on other occasions. In December, a researcher faced a backlash after promoting what a researcher called an “autocratic” view of transgender people and gender.

In June, she wrote an essay to protect herself while being a victim of sexual assault as a young woman.

“I am concerned about the huge explosion in young women wanting to transition and also about the increasing numbers that are causing disruptions (returning to their original sex), because they regret that in some cases, their bodies Has been irrevocably changed. ” , And stripped them of their fertility, “she wrote.

Some on Monday defended Rowling’s right to free speech and expression of thought on Twitter.


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