J.K. Rowling’s Weird Transphobic Obsession is Spilling Over Into Her Writing

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I don’t spend a lot of my day thinking about trans people. I mean, I have trans friends and I want them to be happy and healthy and trans rights are human rights, but I’m much more likely to thinking Red Dead Redemption at any given moment than what bathroom trans people should be using because the correct answer is whichever the f**k one they want.

J.K. Rowling spends a lot of time thinking about trans people, though. Like a lot. Not as much as Father Ted co-creator Graham Linehan spends thinking about trans people, but J.K. Rowling still probably thinks about trans people more than most trans people think about trans people.

Rowling has written a new book, and it appears to revolve around the conspiracy-theory thinking that letting trans people use the bathroom of the gender they identify with or simply eliminating gendered bathrooms altogether will somehow lead to a rash of crimes committed by men using trans acceptance as cover for their dastardly deeds. Rowling’s new book is about a cisgender man who disguised himself as a woman to commit crimes.

This is the main thing people like Rowling and Linehan use to justify their bigoted thinking: it’s about protecting women and girls. It turns out there’s really nothing to protect them from, though, as studies show that there’s absolutely no increase in crime associated with letting trans people use public bathrooms. Hilariously, the right-wing Family Research Council compiled a list of these “bathroom crimes” that we all need to be worried about and couldn’t even find two dozen over the previous 20 years.

It’s a really weird thing to fixate on to the point where you write an entire 900-page novel about something that only exists in the heads of bigots on Twitter; you may as well write a book about Donald Trump saving children from being molested by Hillary Clinton in a basement that doesn’t actually exist.

In good news for the world, however, Rowling is about to lose her spot on the list of all-time best selling fiction authors to Japanese cartoonist Eiichiro Oda, the creator of One Piece, proving once and for all pirates are cooler than wizards.

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3 years ago

Sounds like a smart criminal to me, and a topical theme for 2020. Plus we know most trannies are one bad relationship or surgery away from losing their s**t, so makes for a compelling main character.

Emmjay Lane
Emmjay Lane
2 years ago

Just wanted to express my adoration for your writing.<3