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"Okay, I did not sign THE LETTER when I was asked 9 days ago, because I could see in 90 seconds that it was fatuous, self-important drivel that would only troll the people it allegedly was trying to reach — and I said as much."

Tweeted Richard Kim, the enterprise director of HuffPo, quoted in "Artists and Writers Warn of an ‘Intolerant Climate.’ Reaction Is Swift. An open letter published by Harper’s, signed by luminaries including Margaret Atwood and Wynton Marsalis, argued for openness to 'opposing views.' The debate began immediately" (NYT). (Here's where we discussed the letter yesterday.)From the NYT article:[T]he letter... spearheaded by the writer Thomas Chatterton Williams, began taking shape about a month ago...
Tags: Law, Williams, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Margaret Atwood, Vox, Free Speech, Harper, J K Rowling, Wynton Marsalis, Matthew Yglesias, Yglesias, Richard Nixon, Richard Kim, Poetry Foundation, Ann Althouse


Never surrender to the cancel culture mob

The online mob came for Harald Uhlig. What terrible thing had he done? He tweeted that Black Lives Matter “torpedoed itself, with its full-fledged support of #defundthepolice.” Instead of defunding, Uhlig suggested, “train them better.” Hundreds of people then signed a petition to demand that Uhlig, a University of Chicago professor and head of the Journal of Political Economy, resign. Even prominent economists like Janet Yellen and Paul Krugman joined the mob. Krugman called Uhlig “another priv...
Tags: Opinion, Iraq, Los Angeles, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Harry Potter, Janet Yellen, Hachette, Michigan, University Of Chicago, Black Lives Matter, Boeing, Wall Street Journal, Paul Krugman, Democratic


J.K. Rowling's bigotry is painful and maddening

On Sunday, "Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling sent a tweet comparing gender-affirming medical care for trans people to the harmful practice of conversion therapy:
Tags: News, Stories, Harry Potter, J K Rowling


J.K. Rowling's bigotry is painful and maddening

Garrard Conley survived the dangerous practice known as gay conversion "therapy." A longtime Harry Potter fan, he takes on J.K. Rowling's controversial tweet about the practice and explains why her words are dangerous for queer people -- and for democracy itself.
Tags: Cnn, Harry Potter, J K Rowling, Garrard Conley


Opinion: J.K. Rowling's bigotry is painful and maddening

On Sunday, "Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling sent a tweet comparing gender-affirming medical care for trans people to the harmful practice of conversion therapy:
Tags: News, Stories, Harry Potter, J K Rowling


I survived conversion "therapy" -- my message for J.K. Rowling

On Sunday, "Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling sent a tweet comparing gender-affirming medical care for trans people to the harmful practice of conversion therapy:
Tags: News, Stories, Harry Potter, J K Rowling


I survived conversion "therapy." This is my message to J.K. Rowling

Garrard Conley survived the dangerous practice known as gay conversion "therapy." A longtime Harry Potter fan, he takes on J.K. Rowling's controversial tweet about the practice and explains why her words are dangerous for queer people -- and for democracy itself.
Tags: Cnn, Harry Potter, J K Rowling, Garrard Conley


J.K. Rowling Suggests Hormones are ‘Conversion Therapy for Young Gay People’

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling is back in the spotlight after stating on Twitter that young people are being “shunted towards” hormones and surgery that may not be in their best interests, and comparing the measures to “conversion therapy.” “Many, myself included, believe we are watching a new kind of conversion therapy for young gay […]
Tags: News, Global, Gay, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, J K Rowling


J.K. Rowling Flags ‘Conversion Therapy For Young Gay People’ in Latest Twitter Posts

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling is back in the spotlight after stating on Twitter that young people are being “shunted towards” hormones and surgery that may not be in their best interests, and comparing the measures to “conversion therapy.” “Many, myself included, believe we are watching a new kind of conversion therapy for young gay […]
Tags: News, Global, Gay, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, J K Rowling


Can J.K. Rowling talk about her ovaries?

So Tweeter A is allowed to demand my ovaries, but I’m not allowed to talk about my ovaries, because you haven’t got ovaries? Seems fair. pic.twitter.com/yF8aUnbXz9— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 4, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Transgender, Jk Rowling, J K Rowling, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference


'Harry Potter' fan sites condemn J.K. Rowling over gender identity comments

Two of the biggest "Harry Potter" fan websites have condemned author J.K. Rowling following her publication of a controversial essay on gender identity last month.
Tags: News, Stories, Harry Potter, Rowling, J K Rowling


'Harry Potter' fan sites distance themselves from J.K. Rowling over gender identity comments

Two of the biggest "Harry Potter" fan websites have condemned author J.K. Rowling following her publication of a controversial essay on gender identity last month.
Tags: Cnn, Harry Potter, Rowling, J K Rowling


Major ‘Harry Potter’ Fan Sites Won’t Stand for J.K. Rowling’s Transphobic Comments

Here's what they plan to do about it.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Harry Potter, J K Rowling


Major Harry Potter Fan Sites ‘Reject’ J.K. Rowling's Beliefs And Change How They’ll Cover Her Work

A difficult story takes a complicated turn.
Tags: Religion, Harry Potter, J K Rowling


‘Harry Potter’ Fan Sites Will Minimize Future J.K. Rowling Coverage After Condemning Anti-Trans Views

MuggleNet and The Leaky Cauldron, two of the largest and most well-established “Harry Potter” fan communities online, released a joint statement on Thursday in support of transgender individuals and rejecting the transphobic comments made by series author J.K. Rowling on Twitter and her website in June. “Although it is difficult to speak out against someone […]
Tags: News, Harry Potter, J.k. Rowling


Praxe freshman hazing in Portugal

Every September , students wearing button-ups and long black capes parade through Portugal’s university cities while plainclothes freshmen perform embarrassing stunts like they’re pledging Hogwarts Greek life. This analogy is not entirely off. Praxe is an academic tradition designed to initiate university freshmen. First-years are publicly hazed, much like fraternity and sorority hopefuls at American schools. Older students oversee the antics dressed in capa e batina, a “cape and cassock” comb...
Tags: Travel, Portugal, Porto, Lisbon, All, Guimaraes, J K Rowling, Hogwarts, Freitas, Hazing, Coimbra, University of Coimbra, Hazing Rituals, Portuguese Students, Portuguese Universities, Praxe


Massive Harry Potter Video Game Still on the Way, But Developers Are Worried About J.K. Rowling Controversy

Back in the fall of 2018, footage of a rumored open world Harry Potter video game was leaked online. The massive RPG has yet to be officially announced by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, but the existence of the game is one of the worst kept secrets in the video game industry right now. The forthcoming title is reportedly slated to be released late next year, and it will allow players to become wizards and witches and roam the massive fantasy world inspired by the books and movies. Howe...
Tags: Movies, Video Games, Fantasy, Disney, Bloomberg, Sequels, Eddie Redmayne, Adaptation, Harry-Potter, Warner Bros, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Lucasfilm, J K Rowling, Warner Brothers, Rowling


J.K. Rowling retracts tweet praising Stephen King after he supported transgender women

J.K. Rowling walked back praise for Stephen King after her fellow author spoke out against her recent anti-transgender comments.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Religion, Stephen King, Usa Today, J K Rowling


"Anti-trans revanchists have centered their battles in wordplay — if you can call it that. J.K. Rowling, in a recent tweet..."

"... noted that 'people who menstruate' were once referred to as 'Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?' (She meant 'women.' There’s that wordplay.) She also argued, 'If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased' and 'erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives.' Ms. Rowling’s linguistic wizardry cloaks her political goal, to assign gender purely by sex, and therefore relegate trans-ness to a closet under the stairs. It should be noted that t...
Tags: Law, Transgender, Language, Jk Rowling, Hats, Trump, Rowling, J K Rowling, Ann Althouse, Genitalia, Aphorism, Wumben, Woomud, Devin Michelle Bunten


Four Authors Quit J.K. Rowling Agency Over Transgender Comments

Four of “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling’s fellow authors at U.K. writing agency The Blair Partnership have resigned, expressing dissatisfaction that the company did not issue a statement supporting transgender rights. The authors include Drew Davies, Ugla Stefanía Kristjonudottir Jonsdottir, Fox Fisher, and a fourth who preferred to stay anonymous. They issued a statement detailing […]
Tags: News, Global, Transgender, Harry Potter, J K Rowling, Blair Partnership


Authors at J.K. Rowling's literary agency quit over company's refusal to speak out on transgender rights

Four authors signed to the same literary agency as "Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling have resigned in protest at its refusal to make a statement voicing its commitment to transgender rights.
Tags: Cnn, Harry Potter, Rowling, J K Rowling


‘Animorphs’ Transforming Into a Movie for All the ’90s Kids Out There

Even though Goosebumps was the pinnacle of popular books for kids in the 1990s, the Animorphs series wasn’t too far behind. The sci-fi series from author K.A. Applegate focused on five teens and an alien who have the ability to transform into any animal they touch. Using their powers of transformation, they battle a secret alien invasion of Earth by a parasitic, slug-like race of aliens called Yeerks who can control living creatures by merging with their brain through the ear canal. That battle...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Earth, Adaptation, Erik, Scholastic, J K Rowling, Tobias, Friedman, Michael Grant, Lucchese, Feig, Goosebumps, Erik Feig, Caitlin Friedman


Review: Artemis Fowl is a crushing disappointment (ars technica)

Newcomer Ferdia Shaw beat out 1,200 other actors for the title role. [credit: Disney ] Artemis Fowl fans loudly trumpeted their displeasure online when the second trailer for the film adaption of the beloved YA books dropped in March, in advance of its debut on Disney+. Their objection: It looked like a significant departure from the evil boy genius of the novels in favor of a more Disney...
Tags: News, Disney, Harry Potter, Artemis, Jennifer Ouellette, J K Rowling, Eoin Colfer, Colfer, Ferdia Shaw


Rupert Grint Speaks Out Against J.K. Rowling's Anti-Trans Comments

Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, is the latest to speak out against J.K. Rowling's anti-trans comments. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Rupert Grint, J K Rowling, Ron Weasley, BWW News Desk


HARRY POTTER Screenwriter Steve Kloves Speaks Out Against J.K. Rowling's Anti-Trans Statements

Harry Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves is speaking out against J.K. Rowling's anti-trans tweets. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Harry Potter, Harry, J K Rowling, BWW News Desk, Steve Kloves


Harry Potter Screenwriter Responds To J.K. Rowling’s Comments On Transgender Women

The longtime Harry Potter franchise veteran is one of many who've condemned J.K. Rowling's comments.
Tags: Religion, Harry Potter, J K Rowling


"We can say we’re going to cancel her, but she’s going to get money for the rest of her life."

Said J’Neia Stewart, whose “House of Black Podcast,” looks at the "Harry Potter" series in terms of social justice, quoted in "Harry Potter Fans Reimagine Their World Without Its Creator/A slice of fandom divides itself from J.K. Rowling" (NYT). Also:“J.K. Rowling gave us Harry Potter; she gave us this world,” said Renae McBrian, a young adult author who volunteers for the fan site MuggleNet. “But we created the fandom, and we created the magic and community in that fandom. That is ours to keep....
Tags: Law, Transgender, Harry Potter, Nyt, Jk Rowling, Rowling, J K Rowling, Andrew Sullivan, Ann Althouse, Said J'Neia Stewart, Renae McBrian, Talia Franks, Harry Potter Alliance Ms Rowling, Mx Franks


Your Relationship with Failure

Here are some quotes from J.K. Rowling about the fear of failure: Part of the reason there were seven years between having the idea for Philosopher’s Stone and getting it published, was that I kept putting the manuscript away for months at a time, convinced it was rubbish.Fear of failure is the saddest reason on earth not to do what you were meant to do. I finally found the courage to start submitting my first book to agents and publishers at a time when I felt a conspicuous failure. Only the...
Tags: Productivity, Disney, Careers, Mark Twain, Disneyland, Walt Disney, Steve, Don, J K Rowling, Abundance, Creating Reality, Roy You, Santa Ana Freeway People