J.K Rowling Tweets Spark Outrage From Fans and Members of the LGBTQ+ Community

Several tweets from J.K Rowling sparked outrage from fans and members of the LGBTQ+ Community.

Several tweets from J.K Rowling sparked outrage from fans and members of the LGBTQ+ Community.

It started with a tweet in response to a piece about creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate. 

‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?

And the Twitter reactions started pouring in.

Note- some of the Tweets below contain graphic language.

You have power and influence. Why would you do this? What does it achieve? Do you feel like more of a woman when you punch down? Are you threatened? Some trans men menstruate. Why does that affect you? Why do you want to police that?

 

Actually Joanne, girls, women, and many men and nonbinary people menstruate too. So “people” is the correct term.

https://twitter.com/mxspiderthem/status/1269396535873277955

Trans Women are Women.Women have an empty space(literal or figurative)to create something from nothing, be it soup, connection or a baby.To me, anyone who asserts they feel they are a woman, is a woman.Its rough to hear you assert differently. I love you

Today is a day of global human solidarity—and THIS is what you’re doing? I haven’t menstruated in a decade, but I’m still a woman. Recognizing the experience of transmen who menstruate doesn’t endanger my womanhood. Embracing transwomen as sisters doesn’t either. Just stop it.

And J.K Rowling answered back.

I respect every trans person’s right to live any way that feels authentic and comfortable to them. I’d march with you if you were discriminated against on the basis of being trans. At the same time, my life has been shaped by being female. I do not believe it’s hateful to say so.

 

The idea that women like me, who’ve been empathetic to trans people for decades, feeling kinship because they’re vulnerable in the same way as women – ie, to male violence – ‘hate’ trans people because they think sex is real and has lived consequences – is a nonsense

Cara English of Gendered Intelligence, a UK-based trans rights organization, said Rowling’s timing in rekindling this debate at such a turbulent time in the fight for equality was “remarkable”.

Then the hashtag: #TransWomenareWomen started trending!

All women have a different lived experience. All women have different bodies. All women have different relationships with their bodies. These differences don’t negate their womanhood, they contribute to it.

#TransWomenareWomen trending because of JK’s absurd stunt. In the face of all the world is confronting, in the middle of pride, she responds to critiques year+ old and attempts to rob the spotlight. Black lives matter is the current topic Karen. Signed me: A Transgender woman

https://twitter.com/Juri_Valkyrja/status/1269552394880204801

 

If anything highlights how sick our society is, while the world is outraged at the inequality and treatment of BAME people, some rich and influential people continue to just treat trans women abhorrently on social media. #TransWomenareWomen

 

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