Harry Potter author JK Rowling has been making it to the headlines quite often these days. Recently she was termed 'transphobic' as she laid out a definition of a woman and excluded transgenders from it. According to her, a person has to go through certain experiences to be called a woman and that transgenders don't fit in this criteria. She has been receiving massive backlash for the same on social media while she tried to defend her views saying that she is a victim of domestic abuse. Now, she is in the news for deleting a post praising Stephen King.
British Labour Party MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle recently made a statement saying that JK Rowling is using her domestic violence story to sabotage trans activism. Replying to this, Rowling shared a quote from the late feminist and writer Andrea Dworkin about how men treat women’s opinions as if they are “acts of violence”. Stephen King retweeted it and that led to Rowling praise the former. However, she even deleted the post after King clarified his stance on trans woman.
A fan questioned King about his stand on transgender issues and he replied saying, "Trans women are women." This did not seem to go down well with Rowling and she deleted her post.
Yes. Trans women are women.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 28, 2020
As reported by Independent.co.uk, Rowling's deleted tweet reads, "It’s so much easier for men to ignore women’s concerns, or to belittle them, but I won’t ever forget the men who stood up when they didn’t need to. Thank you, Stephen."
After Rowling's statement on transgenders was termed insensitive, many of Harry Potter stars like Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint came forward to extend their support to the vulnerable community. (Also Read: John Cena Posts A Pissed-Off Image Of Professor Snape; Is He Taking A Jibe At JK Rowling's Transphobic Tweets On Menstruation?)
Image Source: Twitter/StephenKing/jk_rowling
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