By David T. Valentin
Lo and behold, the billionaire author of Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling just could not make it through International Women’s Day this Tuesday (March 8th) without preaching her unwelcomed anti-trans sentiment all over Twitter.
On Tuesday, U.K.’s left-wing Labour Party’s Equalities Shadow Minister, Anneliese Dodds, said, “Well, I have to say that there are different definitions legally around what a woman actually is. I mean, you look at the definition within the equality act, and I think it just says someone who is adult and female, I think, but then doesn’t see how you define either of those things. I mean, obviously, that’s then you’ve got the biological definition, legal definition.
“You know, there are people who have decided that they have to make that transition. You know, I’ve spoken with many of them. It’s been a very difficult process for many of those people. And you know, understandably because they live as a woman, you know, they want to be defined as a woman.”
J.K. Rowling took it upon herself to retweet the Shadow Minister’s tweet, along with her video discussing the nuances of gender and womanhood, and wrote, “This morning you told the British public you literally can’t define what a woman is. What’s the plan, lift up random objects until you find one that rattles?”
Rowling also went on to tweet, “Someone please send the Shadow Minister for Equalities a dictionary and a backbone. #HappyINternationalWomensDay.”
Although the author’s fans came to support Rowling and her statements on Tuesday, thousands others criticized the author for her stance on Trans people.
Of all the people to clap back at Rowling for her Transphobic views, left-wing YouTube personality Ian Kochinski, mostly known as Vaush, responded to the author’s tweets.
“All J.K. Rowling had to do was shut the f*** up and she could have been almost uncritically beloved for like a century.”
Rowling responded, “What you and your ilk fail to appreciate is how tediously familiar I find your tactics. I had a violent ex-husband who used to tell me life would be great if only I’d comply, but you’re making the same mistake he did. Women like me can’t be bullied out of resistance.”
J.K. Rowling’s attempt to weaponize her womanhood in order to ignorantly speak over an already oppressed group of people, while being a billionaire herself, was not the dig she may have thought it was. That’s not to say her experiences and her hardships as a woman are erased, but you’d think those experiences would help her understand the Trans community who have also gone through a tremendous amount of trauma.