J.K. Rowling Keeps Gunning in the Aftermath of Her Transgender-Jostling 'Sex is Real' Insistence

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, British author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers during the unveiling of her new book, entitled: 'The Casual Vacancy', at the Southbank Centre in London. Rowling's first novel about the wizarding legend Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was published in Britain on June 26, 1997, meaning the books which spawned a series of eponymous tales has turned 20-years old. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, FILE)

 

The J.K. Rowling saga continues as she refuses to back down.

She is — by the way — a TERF.

As per DailyDot.com:

The term “trans-exclusionary radical feminism” is in some ways self-explanatory. However, the term alone doesn’t explain the reasons behind the beliefs, or where this sect of radical feminism falls within the wider feminist umbrella. The Trans Advocate defines TERFs as “individuals who sympathize with and support a brand of ‘radical feminism’ that is so rooted in sex essentialism and its resulting biologism, it actively campaigns against the existence, equality, and/or inclusion of trans people.”

According to this conception of gender, a person who was not born with organs like a uterus or ovaries—even if she had lived as a woman her whole life—would not be a woman because of biology.

TERFs are a small minority within feminism, and they are shrinking as gender is becoming more commonly accepted as a spectrum, rather than two distinct categories. … Even if this sect was less vehemently opposed to transgender acceptance, it would still be left in the dust.

Now, a bit of lead-up to the latest:

In December, J.K. defended a woman who was fired for her beliefs regarding transgenderism. The Harry Potter creator took a shellacking for asserting that “sex is real.”

A rep from GLAAD addressed the snafu via Variety:

“J.K. Rowling, whose books gave kids hope that they could work together to create a better world, has now aligned herself with an anti-science ideology that denies the basic humanity of people who are transgender. Trans men, trans women and non-binary people are not a threat, and to imply otherwise puts trans people at risk. Now is the time for allies who know and support trans people to speak up and support their fundamental right to be treated equally and fairly.”

But a meeting of the minds never occurred:

In June, the left-wing author sank deeper into hot water by addressing a headline which dreamed of a “more equal post-COVID world for people who menstruate.”

She tweeted:

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

Plus:

“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.”

And:

“If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth.”

All that prompted employees at her publisher to revolt. Furthermore, four LGBTQ authors withdrew from her literary agency in protest.

Got that?

Well, J.K.’s — to borrow from the (formerly) Dixie Chicks — not ready to make nice.

Last week, she wrote an essay indicating she’s “a domestic abuse and sexual assault survivor,” and a champion of women’s rights — even in the face of transgender activists.

Here’s more:

“[I] want trans women to be safe. At the same time, I do not want to make natal girls and women less safe. When you throw open the doors of bathrooms and changing rooms to any man who believes or feels he’s a woman – and, as I’ve said, gender confirmation certificates may now be granted without any need for surgery or hormones – then you open the door to any and all men who wish to come inside. That is the simple truth.

“I refuse to bow down to a movement that I believe is doing demonstrable harm in seeking to erode ‘woman’ as a political and biological class and offering cover to predators like few before it. I stand alongside the brave women and men, gay, straight and trans, who’re standing up for freedom of speech and thought, and for the rights and safety of some of the most vulnerable in our society: young gay kids, fragile teenagers, and women who’re reliant on and wish to retain their single sex spaces. Polls show those women are in the vast majority, and exclude only those privileged or lucky enough never to have come up against male violence or sexual assault, and who’ve never troubled to educate themselves on how prevalent it is.”

The post resulted in British Parliament member Lloyd Russell-Moyle accusing her of “weaponizing” her experience with sexual violence, for which he later apologized.

Over the weekend, she addressed his mea culpa and made things clear — she’s not budging:

“When so-called leftists like @lloyd_rm demand that we give up our hard won sex-based rights, they align themselves squarely with men’s rights activists. To both groups, female trauma is white noise, an irrelevance, or else exaggerated or invented.”

In addition:

“Andrea Dworkin wrote: ‘Men often react to women’s words—speaking and writing—as if they were acts of violence; sometimes men react to women’s words with violence.’ It isn’t hateful for women speak about their own experiences, nor do they deserve shaming for doing so.”

“I accept @lloyd_rm’s apology in the hope that he’ll dig a little deeper than hashtags and slogans. He might then understand why increasing numbers of people are deeply concerned about @UKLabour’s position on women’s rights.”

But wait — there’s more. Stephen King got in on the action, and he let everyone know what’s what:

“Yes. Trans women are women.”

More on that tangled knot below, also involving novelist Jodi Picoult:

Wow — it’s been quite the long journey. And the entire tangled web began with J.K. spinning, “Sex is real.”

Like Charlotte in the barn.

Now, people think the lady’s “SOME PIG!”

-ALEX

 

See 3 more pieces from me:

Authors Protest J.K. Rowling’s ‘Sex is Real’ Stance: Unless ‘Structural Inequalities’ Change, Freedom of Speech Can’t Be Upheld

Report: Staff for J.K. Rowling’s Publisher Revolt Over Claims That ‘People Who Menstruate’ Are Women, Sex is Real

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