Has the world's most powerful TERF finally murdered her career?
J.K. Rowling's anti-trans agenda has been well-documented.
Her bigoted statements have provoked waves of #IStandWithJKRowling hashtags—as well a backlash of #RIPJKRowling satirizing the death of her career. Then there's the recent announcement of Rowling's latest book:
JK Rowling's latest book is about a murderous cis man who dresses as a woman to kill his victims https://t.co/LfryjntLzk— PinkNews (@PinkNews)1600096080.0
The Harry Potter author has even returned a human rights award given to her by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (RFKH) organization last year. The Ripple of Hope award is meant to honor an individual's "commitment to social change," and at the time Rowling said it was "one of the highest honours I've ever been given." Rowling returned the award after the president of the organization and Robert Kennedy's daughter, Kerry Kennedy, publicly criticized Rowling's anti-trans rhetoric. Kennedy wrote that Rowling's comments have "had the effect of degrading trans people's lived experiences."
In a statement, Rowling wrote, "I am deeply saddened that RFKHR has felt compelled to adopt this stance, but no award or honour, no matter my admiration for the person for whom it was named, means so much to me that I would forfeit the right to follow the dictates of my own conscience."In response, people revealed what they do and clearly don't know about trans experience and the harm regressive rhetoric inflicts on marginalized communities.
in memory of jk rowling. she ain’t dead, but she killed her own career by proudly hating trans people & no one woul… https://t.co/c9YdesjIO5— patback (@patback)1600100007.0
#IStandWithJKRowling @jk_rowling How many trans women were murdered in USA so far during 2020 due to transphobia?… https://t.co/dVE1w1OFVg— VictoriafromNewham (@VictoriafromNewham)1598620990.0
Prior to this, Rowling made headlines for her anti-trans agenda when she released a diatribe in the form of an 11-tweet thread. On July 5th, Rowling liked a tweet that compared hormone prescriptions to antidepressants and commented, "Hormone prescriptions are the new anti depressants. Yes they are sometimes necessary and lifesaving, but they should be a last resort. Pure laziness for those who would rather medicate than put in the time and effort to heal people's minds."
After people jumped in to defend medication, Rowling erupted in a thread that began: "I've ignored fake tweets attributed to me and RTed widely. I've ignored p-rn tweeted at children on a thread about their art. I've ignored death and rape threats. I'm not going to ignore this." (Her comments prompted many to observe the irony of the fact that Rowling was willing to ignore p-rn but not someone criticizing her anti-trans views).
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