The Harry Potter author has doubled down on her transgender stance as she debates whether to identify rape suspects as women.
JK Rowling is sparking controversy again, after engaging in the debate again about transgender people by criticizing Scottish police for allowing rape suspects to self-identify as women.
The “Harry Potter” author, who has previously been accused of making transphobic remarks, shared an article on Twitter on Sunday. The Times of London Title: “The ‘absurdity’ of police registering rapists as women.”
“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is power. The penniless individual who raped you is a woman,” wrote Ms. Rowling, referring to George Orwell’s Newspeak 1984, The New York Post Report.
She then linked to the news article, which said, “Police Scotland said they will record rape committed by a woman if the accused man insists, even if they haven’t legally changed gender.”
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Thousands of fans immediately took aim at Rowling, with many accusing her of making an unhealthy fixation on trans issues.
“You literally have a castle and you spend your time doing that,” wrote podcaster Rob Russo.
“What a weird hill to die on rolling,” said producer Brett Ehrlich.
A third said Rowling was focusing her attention on the wrong part of the story about rape in Scotland, exposing her prejudice and fixation.
“The vast majority of sexual harassment is perpetrated by men who don’t identify as anything other than men. Perhaps you might consider using your public profile to combat this?” They said.
The fourth referred to one of her Harry Potter characters, the evil Professor Umbridge, saying: “Imagine discovering a scandalous character as Prof. Umbridge and then deciding to be him forever.”
This comes after the 56-year-old author was accused of transphobia last June, when she poke fun at an article Title: “Creating a More Equal Post-Covid-19 World for Menstruating People.”
“People who menstruate,” wrote Ms. Rowling. “I’m sure there used to be a word for those. Somebody help me. Womben? Wimpund? Whoomud?”
He later insisted “sex is real” before being described by critics as TERF, or Trans Exclusive Radical Feminist.
Rowling’s comments were criticized by harry potter Actors including Emma Watson. The writer was also excluded from the upcoming HBO Max special, which celebrates fantasy films, to premiere locally. binge on New Year’s Day.
However, that didn’t stop Ms Rowling from expressing her views.
“Many women are concerned about the challenges to their fundamental rights arising from certain aspects of gender identity ideology,” she said. good Housekeeping Interview last December.
However, in her latest dust-up, Ms Rowling was also praised for her comments, with several prominent Twitter users thanking her for having the “courage” to speak out.
Canadian political commentator Lauren Chen wrote, “Thank you for clearing up the madness.”
“Your tweet is brave,” said journalist Andy Ngo.
“Thank you. You have no idea how important your voice is, or how important it is to women and girls,” replied columnist Susan Dalghetti.
Ms. Rowling said good Housekeeping Last year that she has been flooded with helpful messages for her controversial stance, saying she has received a flurry of letters since speaking on trans issues – more than 90 percent of which have reportedly been positive.
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