J.K. Rowling Publishes Essay to Clarify The She is, In Fact, A Hateful Piece of S**t

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A few weeks ago, Twitter rolled out a feature where users (mostly those with blue checkmarks) could turn off replies to their posts. It’s basically a way from brands to advertise and for celebrities to say dumb s**t without having to listen to the rabble call them out on it.

The most prominent usage of the feature to date is by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, who disabled comments on her link to a new essay in which she explains that she is, in fact, a transphobe and how the beloved children’s author came to develop her hateful, bigoted views. You know, aside from just being British.

She did get 17,000 retweets with comments, and you check them, there’s a lot of people telling her she sucks in there.

On one level, my interest in this issue has been professional, because I’m writing a crime series, set in the present day, and my fictional female detective is of an age to be interested in, and affected by, these issues herself, but on another, it’s intensely personal, as I’m about to explain.

I don’t know if Rowling realizes this, but most cis people don’t feel the need to express their opinions about trans people In their everyday life unless some dumbass TERF says something ignorant and needs to be set straight. Young people don’t go around just constantly espousing their views on trans rights apropos of nothing, that’s mostly the domain of middle-aged assholes like you and Graham Linehan.

I mention all this only to explain that I knew perfectly well what was going to happen when I supported Maya. I must have been on my fourth or fifth cancellation by then. I expected the threats of violence, to be told I was literally killing trans people with my hate, to be called cunt and bitch and, of course, for my books to be burned, although one particularly abusive man told me he’d composted them.

Ahh yes, the real victim of J.K. Rowling’s bigotry is J.K. Rowling because someone called her a cunt on social media. It was me, I called her a cunt and I’d do it again. Besides, she’s British, cunt is barely even a swear word over there. I’m pretty sure I heard them say it on Blue Peter a few times.

Rowling goes on and on about why she has to speak up on behalf of all the other hateful bigots who wrote her to thank her for also being a hateful bigot as if that makes them good and the people who called her a cunt bad. I have news for you, white supremacists are all super nice when they e-mail David Duke or Tucker Carlson to keep up the good work, it doesn’t make them good people either.

Rowling, like many TERFs, couches her hatred of trans people as not hatred of trans people at all but instead deep concern for young people with gender dysphoria who desist when they’re older or de-transition if they had begun to transition.

And yes, desistance is a thing that happens sometimes. I have a close personal friend who had gender dysphoria that desisted and that experience gave her more empathy for trans people, not less. But that’s because unlike J.K. Rowling she’s a good person.

Detransitioners and desisters actually seem to make up a very small number of people with gender dysphoria, though there aren’t really any good scientific studies on the issue to make definitive statements on it. Occam’s razor would suggest, however, that the “increase” in AFAB trans men isn’t some dastardly trans agenda designed to commit genocide against lesbians but rather the result of more people accepting themselves because of the greater acceptance of trans people today compared to even a decade ago.

Millennials are almost twice as likely to identify as LGBT than Generation X, and Gen Xers are themselves about twice as likely to be openly LGBT as their Traditionalist generation grandparents. We’re really probably not actually getting any gayer, it’s just easier to be out of the closet today than it was 20 years ago. As we make it easier for trans people to be their authentic selves, I’d expect to see a rise in the number of people who openly identify as trans, as well. It’s not a conspiracy.

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1 year ago

Shutting the f**k up and keeping your s**t to yourself is not the best way to get a mental erection.
-Kym Kardashian

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