“Harry Potter” writer JK Rowling was hit with renewed criticism on Monday, as she releases her latest book, a suspense novel about a serial killer, Who as a woman hunts her victims.
The novel “Troubled Blood” is scheduled to be published on Tuesday as the fifth installment in the “Cromorman Strike” espionage series, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. According to a review by The Telegraph, the latest mystery of the strike revolves around a siegender male who dresses as a woman.
This topic is being called out by those who have highlighted the history of Rolling sharing online transphobic opinions, which led to #RIPJKRowling trend Trending on Twitter on Monday. Some tweeted that although Rowling is still alive, his career is most likely dead, while others imagined Rowling to enjoy the “Harry Potter” series without adding novels and films to him.
“In memory of Jak Rowing,” a user tweeted. “She’s not dying, but she has killed her own career by hating trans people and no one will really miss her anyway, as in #ripjkrowling”
Actress Cynthia Nixon spoke about the impact of her transgender son, Samuel, on Rowling’s comments in an interview with The Independent on Monday. Nixon said the author’s remarks were “really painful” for the 23-year-old, who had loved the “Harry Potter” series since childhood.
Nixon said, “The books seem to be about people who are different, so for them to choose a group of people who are clearly different and deny their existence, it’s just … it’s Really shocking, ”Nixon said. “I know she feels that she stands for feminism, but I don’t get it.”
Rowling has been regularly criticized over the years for her public comments about transgender men and women, in a tweet she posted in June for using gender-inclusive language in relation to menstruation A title was mocked.
“People who menstruate.” I am sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud? “Rowling tweeted.
The tweet mentions an opinion article about Devex making an analogy for “people menstruating” after the Coronavirus epidemic, a website that would have described itself as a media platform for the global development community is. There are many transgender men who do not give menstruation as well as menstrual women during menstruation.
Rowling later published a blog post of about 4,000 words, stating that he “has five reasons to be concerned about the new trans activism, and that I need to speak up to make a decision.” Among these causes, she mentions her charity for women and children, being an ex-teacher, her interest in free speech, a concern about “a huge explosion in young women who wish to transition” and His experience of being a victim of sexual and domestic abuse.
Rowe wrote, “That’s why I want trans women to be protected. Also I don’t want to make naughty girls and women less safe.” “When you open the doors of the bathroom and changing room to a man who believes or feels that she is a woman – and, as I have said, certificates of gender confirmation now require surgery or hormones. Can be given without – then you open the door for any and all men who wish to come in. This is the simple truth. “
She then tweeted in July, comparing youth advising “conversion therapy” toward hormone therapy in several states in the US, where “counselors” embarrass LGBTQ individuals, converting them into cisgender and heonomerative identities .
Rowling has been referred to by her critics as “TERF” or a cross-exclusion radical feminist. In 2017, Rowling was spotted liking a tweet involving a transphobic medium article. He was later accused of transphobia after liking a tweet that referred to women as “men’s clothes”, though his spokesman claimed at the time that Rowling had “buttoned up like an accident” button. “Was swiped.
In December, Rowling tweeted in support of one of her British researchers, Maya Forstatter, who had lost her job at a nonprofit think tank after a series of tweets criticized as transphobic. A judge ruled against a complaint filed by Forstatter against his former employer, stating that Forstatter’s speech violated the “dignity” of transgender people and was not protected under UK law.
Rowling tweeted with #IStandWithMaya, “Please dress as you wish. Call whatever you like. You can have any grown adult.” “Live your best life in peace and security. But force women to get out of their jobs that sex is real?”
Critics, citing the facts, personal experience and documentation of discrimination against transgender people around the world, have taken issue with Rowling’s comments and defense of his views.
For example, a 2018 study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law, found no association between bathroom safety and allowing transgender people to use the bathroom with their identity.
Rowling has claimed more than once, citing debunked reports that she fears “infection”, or the process of gender change, has become a growing phenomenon.
In a 2015 survey of approximately 28,000 people conducted by the US-based National Center for Transgender Equality, 8 percent of respondents reported detention, and 62 percent of those said they only temporarily detain. The most common reason for detention, according to the survey, was pressure from one parent, while only 0.4 percent of respondents stated that they had detained once they realized the infection was not right for them. And the results of a 50-year survey published in 2010 by a colleague of 767 transgender people in Sweden found that about 2 percent of participants regretted following gender-affirming surgery.
Transgender people regularly face job and health discrimination. President Donald Trump’s administration filed a brief petition in the Supreme Court last year stating that transgender workers are not protected by federal civil rights law and may be fired because of their gender identity.
The Supreme Court ruled against the administration in June and prohibited existing federal law from discriminating jobs on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender status, a landmark decision for LGBTQ advocates.
Transgender Day of Remembrance was established in 1999 to honor the deaths of transgender and gender nonforming individuals who are murdered in increasing numbers.