Famous English writer Joan Rowling was at the center of the scandal. On Saturday, the author of the Harry Potter books shared on Twitter his article on “Creating an equal world after COVID-19 for menstruating men”. According to the article, around 1.8 billion girls, women and non-binary menstruates. It was the words “menstruation” that troubled the 54-year-old writer. This expression is used in relation to trans men, who, like women, have their period.
People who have their period. I’m sure there was another word for it. Help yourself remember. Zhanshchuny? Zhinushchiki? Feminine?
She joked in vain, twisting the word “women”.
“People who have their period.” I am sure there was a word for these people. Someone is helping me. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud? Opinion: Create a more equal post-COVID-19 world for menstruating people https://t.co/cVpZxG7gaA
– J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2020
In response, she received many critical comments in her speech – she was charged with transphobia and intolerance. Even celebrities have responded to Rowling’s message. So actress Sarah Paulson advised her to “shut up,” and actor Zeke Smith said he was a man and had her period, and also urged her not to be a bastard. .
But Rowling didn’t stop there. She continued to express her point of view.
If there is no sex, there is no attraction for the same sex. If there is no gender, then the reality in which women around the world live is erased. I know and love transgender people, but by erasing the concept of gender, it is impossible for many to discuss their lives in meaningful ways. Telling the truth is not hate. Women like me who have sympathized with transgender people for decades because they are, like women, vulnerable to male violence. To think that women like me hate transgender people because they think gender exists is nonsense. I respect the right of every transgender person to live as they are comfortable. I would support them if they were discriminated against on the grounds that they are transgender. At the same time, my life turned out to be a woman. I don’t think saying it is disgusting,
It is not the first time that Rowling has been accused of hating transgender people. Late last year, she supported Maya Forstater, a former employee of the international research center Center for Global Development in London. She published articles on social networks in which she criticized the transgender and supported women, for whom she then lost her job.
Rowling, in turn, was outraged that Forstater had been fired for expressing her opinion.
Dress as you wish. Call yourself what you want. Build relationships with adults who agree. Live your best life in peace and security. But deprive women of their jobs because they claim that gender is real ?! – Then the writer was indignant. However, she faced anger from representatives of the LGBT community who accused her of transphobia.
Based on materials: www.spletnik.ru