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'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.
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'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.
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Harry Potter fan sites distance themselves from JK Rowling over transgender rights

Websites the Leaky Cauldron and Mugglenet say they won’t provide links to Rowling’s website or use photos of the author Two of the biggest Harry Potter fan sites have distanced themselves from author JK Rowling because of her beliefs on transgender rights, calling them at odds with the message of empowerment in her best-selling books.Websites the Leaky Cauldron and Mugglenet said on Thursday they would no longer provide links to the British author’s personal website, use photos of her, or write ...
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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


Labour frontbencher Lloyd Russell-Moyle apologises for JK Rowling abuse comments

A Labour frontbencher has apologised after accusing JK Rowling of "using her own sexual assault as justification" to raise concerns over rights for transgender people. Lloyd Russell-Moyle, a shadow environment minister, has said sorry for attacking the Harry Potter author after she revealed she is a domestic abuse and sexual assault survivor . Rowling has long been a target of criticism by trans activists who have taken offence at some of her social media posts.
Tags: News, Labour, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Rowling, JK, Lloyd Russell Moyle


JK Rowling has 'fallen in with the wrong crowd', says trans activist

An author who quit JK Rowling’s literary agency in a row over transgender issues claims that the Harry Potter author has “fallen in with the wrong crowd”. Fox Fisher, a trans activist, suggested that Rowling is “fearful” of trans people. Fisher was one of four writers who left the Blair Partnership in protest at the agency’s refusal to issue a public statement in support of the trans community, or to put its employees through a transgender training programme. Rowling has been accused of “hate sp...
Tags: News, The Guardian, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Lumos, Marlon James, Rowling, Fisher, BBC Radio, Baroness Nicholson, JK, Booker Prize Foundation, Blair Partnership, Fox Fisher


"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


Sex Does Not Mean Gender. Equating Them Erases Trans Lives.

Embracing the experiences of trans people means leaving old vocabularies behind.
Tags: News, Discrimination, Rowling, J K, Transgender and Transsexuals, Supreme Court (US, Language and Languages, Civil Rights and Liberties, Workplace Hazards and Violations


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.
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"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




"Transgender women are women. Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice given by professional health care associations..."

"... who have far more expertise on this subject matter than either [Rowling] or I," writes Daniel Radcliffe — the actor who played Rowling's character Harry Potter — distancing himself from the elaborate essay J.K. Rowling published yesterday.Radcliffe's statement is fascinating, because it stands so clearly apart from any interest in pursuing truth. The statement has 3 parts:1. "Transgender women are women." This is a slogan, as simple and absolute as you can get. You could say it more elabora...
Tags: Law, Transgender, Philosophy, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe, Radcliffe, Don, Rowling, J K Rowling, Ann Althouse


Annotating JK Rowling's bonkers anti-Trans rant

JK Rowling's retroactive Harry Potter continuity additions have been a continuous source of pop cultural embarrassment. But her repeated allusions to trans-exclusionary radical feminism has been even worse. After a few gross anti-trans tweets, Rowling decided to double-down on her discriminatory convictions by posting a massive screed on her website attempting to explain why, actually, trans and non-binary people and those who otherwise deal with gender dysphoria are — to hear Rowling tell it — ...
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JK Rowling reveals she is survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault

Author reveals experiences in essay after facing criticism over her comments on trans issuesJK Rowling has revealed her experience of domestic abuse and sexual assault for the first time, in a lengthy and highly personal essay written in response to criticism of her public comments on transgender issues.In a 3,600-word statement published on her website on Wednesday, Rowling described in more detail than ever how she became involved in an increasingly bitter and polarised debate around the conce...
Tags: Books, Gender, Society, World news, Transgender, Identity politics, Jk Rowling, Rowling


"I’ve wondered whether, if I’d been born 30 years later, I too might have tried to transition. The allure of escaping womanhood would have been huge."

"I struggled with severe OCD as a teenager. If I’d found community and sympathy online that I couldn’t find in my immediate environment, I believe I could have been persuaded to turn myself into the son my father had openly said he’d have preferred."I'm reading "J.K. Rowling Writes about Her Reasons for Speaking out on Sex and Gender Issues" (at J.K. Rowling's website). Excerpt:I’m concerned about the huge explosion in young women wishing to transition and also about the increasing numbers who s...
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JK Rowling says she is survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault

Author reveals experiences in essay after facing criticism over her comments on trans issuesJK Rowling has revealed her experience of domestic abuse and sexual assault for the first time, in a lengthy and highly personal essay written in response to criticism of her public comments on transgender issues.In a 3,600-word statement published on her website on Wednesday, Rowling described in more detail than ever how she became involved in an increasingly bitter and polarised debate around the conce...
Tags: Books, Gender, Society, World news, Transgender, Identity politics, Jk Rowling, Rowling


J.K. Rowling Defends Speaking Out on Trans Issues

Amid a growing storm of protest over her recent tweets about transgender people, “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling posted a 3,600 word essay to her website on Wednesday defending her decision to speak out on trans issues. In the essay, Rowling also discusses her “first violent marriage,” and that she is “a domestic abuse and […]
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Daniel Radcliffe Writes a Thoughtful Response to J.K. Rowling’s Statements about Trans Women

Image by Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons There are many more important things happening in the world than the tweets of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, but the tweets of J.K. Rowling are nonetheless worthy of attention, for the sake of fans of the series, many of whom are young and do not understand why their parents might suddenly be angry with her, or who are very angry with her themselves. As you have probably heard, Rowling has doubled and tripled down on statements others have repea...
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What J.K. Rowling’s Anti-Trans Views Could Mean for ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Franchise — and ‘Harry Potter’ Fans

J.K. Rowling posted a series of tweets on June 6 to her 14.5 million followers that made clear the author of the global bestselling “Harry Potter” book series does not believe that transgender women are women or transgender men are men. “If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction,” Rowling tweeted. “If sex isn’t real, […]
Tags: Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe, J K Rowling, Fantastic Beasts, Rowling


‘Harry Potter’ Star Daniel Radcliffe Shows Support for Transgender Community, Refutes J.K. Rowling’s Tweets About Gender Identity

“Transgender women are women.” That’s the (correct) personal stance of former Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, who has written a brief essay responding to a series of tweets written this past weekend by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling which argue the contrary. Radcliffe’s support of the trans community prove once again that he’s a good dude, and in addition to that, his words about grappling with the stance of an auteur behind a popular piece of fiction are applicable in multiple cases acro...
Tags: Movies, Harry Potter, Daniel-Radcliffe, J K Rowling, Radcliffe, Jo, Rowling, GLAAD, LGBTQIA, Trevor Project, Gossip/Controversy, Harry Potter Star Daniel Radcliffe, Crucially Radcliffe


Daniel Radcliffe hopes JK Rowling trans tweets don't 'taint' Harry Potter

The Harry Potter star said he was "compelled to say something" after Rowling was called transphobic.
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'Trans women are women': Daniel Radcliffe speaks out after JK Rowling tweets

Harry Potter star responds to controversy after the author is accused of transphobiaThe Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has spoken out over JK Rowling’s recent comments about the transgender community and said he hopes they will not “taint” the series for fans.The statement comes in response to a series of controversial tweets from Rowling over the weekend. Continue reading...
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J.K. Rowling Tweets Seen as Anti-Transgender Prompt Backlash

The creator of the “Harry Potter” series faced a backlash after she took aim at an article that referred to “people who menstruate.”
Tags: News, Social Media, Discrimination, Rowling, J K, Women and Girls, Transgender and Transsexuals, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Daniel Radcliffe Criticizes J.K. Rowling’s Anti-Transgender Tweets

The creator of the “Harry Potter” series faced a backlash after she took aim at an article that referred to “people who menstruate.”
Tags: News, Social Media, Discrimination, Rowling, J K, Women and Girls, Transgender and Transsexuals, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Daniel Radcliffe Criticizes J K Rowling


Daniel Radcliffe Responds To J.K. Rowling’s Controversial Comments: “Transgender Women Are Women”

Two days after Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling drew condemnation for an op-ed that GLAAD contended "willfully distorts facts about gender identity and people who are trans," Harry Potter himself responded. Actor Daniel Radcliffe said that, while Rowling has had a major impact on his life, he felt compelled to say something about her assertions. […]
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How Much of J.K. Rowling's Transphobia Will Be Too Much Transphobia for Warner Bros.?

Because, as it turns out, the level of transphobia Warner Bros. seems ready to look past from J.K. Rowling is already a considerably large amount.Read more...
Tags: Science, Human Rights, Transgender, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Transphobia, Lgbtq, Warner Bros, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Fantastic Beasts, Transgender Rights, Rowling, J K Rowling, Fantastic Beasts The Crimes Of Grindelwald


J.K. Rowling Tweets Seen as Anti-Transgender Prompt Backlash

The creator of the “Harry Potter” series faced a backlash after she took aim at an article that referred to “people who menstruate.”
Tags: Twitter, News, Discrimination, Menstruation, Rowling, J K, Women and Girls, Transgender and Transsexuals, Harry Potter (Book, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


"JK Rowling faces backlash for comments on the phrase ‘people who menstruate.'"

"... Rowling said she believed that the headline should refer to women instead. Her comment was seen as transphobic, as transgender men can still menstruate." Twitter reports on a Twitter trend that started here: ‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud? Opinion: Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate https://t.co/cVpZxG7gaA — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2020 She followed up with:...
Tags: Law, Empathy, Transgender, Language, Jk Rowling, Menstruation, Rowling, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Gender Difference, Wumben, Woomud


J.K. Rowling Gets Backlash Over Anti-Trans Tweets

Many people are calling out “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling for a series of anti-trans tweets on Saturday afternoon. Rowling’s latest controversy began when she commented on an article from global health website Devex titled “Opinion: Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate.” “‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be […]
Tags: News, Harry Potter, J K Rowling, Rowling, Devex