Jedward send message to JK Rowling amid transphobia row

Jedward send message to JK Rowling amid transphobia row

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has set off a wave of anger for including what many are calling a transphobic plot line in her new book.

In 2018, writer Katelyn Burns wrote an essay for them exploring Rowling's history of transphobia, which included a scene in the 2014 Cormoran Strike novel The Silkworm in which the protagonist relishes in taunting a trans woman who tried to murder him with the prospect of going to a man's prison. "JK Rowling's new book's about a "transvestite serial killer".

In Disclosure: Trans Lives On Screen, multiple trans women discuss the impact of Silence Of The Lambs' cross-dressing serial killer Buffalo Bill upon the wider understanding of trans people, saying that for many, it's their main or only image of a trans person. Pictures' fantasy adventure "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", based on the book by J.K. Rowling.

"... I have to say, the irony here is rich: Basically JK Rowling is posing as a man (Robert Galbraith) to write a novel about a man who poses as a woman to kill people".

Rabble Books and Games, in Maylands, Perth, announced on Wednesday it would cease stocking JK Rowling novels after she was accused of transphobia over her latest book.

Twitter allowed the hashtag to trend, despite the fact that Rowling is still alive, and despite the social media platform having previously stated that it will suppress trending hashtags if deemed necessary. The fury erupted when she shared an opinion piece from global development site Devex, which said the world should be "creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate". In "Troubled Blood", Strike and Robin are investigating a decades-old disappearance, and "they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who can not all be trusted", according to the book's synopsis. "Someone help me out".

Harry Potter star Robbie Coltrane has defended JK Rowling as she finds herself at the centre of a scandal, regarding transgender rights. In December 2019, for instance, Rowling faced criticism after she showed her support for Maya Forstater-a woman whose employment was not renewed after she made offensive comments about the transgender community and whose views were described by a court as "not worthy of respect in a democratic society". Amid a swift backlash, the English writer doubled down on her tweet, arguing, "If sex isn't real, there's no same-sex attraction". If sex isn't real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. "It isn't hate to speak the truth".

He told the Radio Times: "I don't think what she said was offensive really". After the woman filed a discrimination lawsuit and lost, Rowling came to her defense on Twitter, noting, "Dress however you please".

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