J.K. Rowling’s Legacy *Is Over* After Her Transphobic Tweet Went Viral

J.K Rowling is trending on Twitter! Yet, it is not because of her series of books of movies, but regarding controversial comments she made regarding the trans community.

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The Harry Potter author shared an article called “Creating a More Equal Post-COVID-19 World for People Who Menstruate” and was apparently hung up on the phrase “people who menstruate.” “I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out,” she said. “Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”

Tbh, what makes her think it’s okay to hop on Twitter and fire off several transphobic tweets in the middle of Pride Month and at a time when the country/world is protesting racial injustice

At the same time, my life has been shaped by being female. I do not believe it’s hateful to say so

She then added the following lengthy statement;

If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased

Her tweets immediately sparked a lot of backlash on Twitter, with comments like, “How can someone who had enough imagination to write one of the best-selling fantasy novels have such a narrow mind?” and “Women are not defined by their periods.” Here’s a sampling with some important explanations as to why J. K. Rowling is straight-up wrong

With all those magic imaginations she has in mind, surely she doesn’t know to differentiate the fine line between fantasy and reality.