J.K. Rowling Is Once Again Being A Huge TERF And Is Now Calling Out “Penised Individuals”
"You literally have a castle and you spend your time doing this."
Even though J.K. Rowling has a new Fantastic Beasts movie to worry about, the Harry Potter author, as expected, still only has one thing on her mind: transgender women.
In a shock to absolutely no one, Rowling has shared yet another horrific TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist) take about trans women on Twitter.
Sharing a report by The Sunday Times titled “‘Absurdity’ of police logging rapists as women” that claims Scottish police will “record rapes by offenders with male genitalia as being committed by a woman if the attacker ‘identifies as a female’”, Rowling found deep offence by police *checks notes* respecting trans women.
“War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. The Penised Individual Who Raped You Is A Woman,” Rowling tweeted in reference to George Orwell’s 1984, along with a link to the Times article.
War is Peace.
Freedom is Slavery.
Ignorance is Strength.
The Penised Individual Who Raped You Is a Woman.https://t.co/SyxFnnboM1
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 12, 2021
Supposedly tweeting to call out the ~backwards nature~ of trans women having their identity respected, Rowling’s demonstrated once again that her views are unbelievably backwards. Beyond rape and sexual assault occurring at the hand of both sexes — something which Rowling strangely seems to ignore — the tweet ignores the extremely high rate of transgender people who experience sexual violence in their lives.
According to a 2015 survey by the National Centre for Transgender Equality, around 47 percent of trans people will experience sexual violence at some point in their lifetime and also face higher rates of hate-motivated violence which often occurs in the form of sexual assault.
Yet, with all these statistics being readily available, J.K. Rowling still likes to generate distrust around, and disgust in, trans women online much to the disappointment of Harry Potter fans.
You literally have a castle and you spend your time doing this
— Rob (@robrousseau) December 13, 2021
Imagine inventing as reprehensible a character as Prof. Umbridge and then deciding to be her forever.
— JohnBurnsNC (@johnburnsnc) DecembJKer 13, 2021
you really refuse to let us enjoy them lil books you put out.
— king crissle (@crissles) December 13, 2021
Of course, this is not the first time J.K. Rowling has been criticised for transphobic ramblings online.
The once-beloved children’s author was first slammed for her transphobic messaging in 2019 when Rowling defended anti-trans activist Maya Forstater by claiming that “sex is real”. Then in June 2020, Rowling doubled down when she found issue with the term “people who menstruate”.
Despite trans men who haven’t transitioned and non-binary people menstruating, and not every cisgender woman being able to have a period due to a number of medical issues, Rowling poked fun at the article by questioning the inclusive term used.
“People who menstruate,” Rowling sneered. “I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”
After the menstruation debacle, Rowling even wrote a 3600-word essay that pushed the idea that trans people should be identified by their biological sex as they are allegedly a danger to women, children and feminism.
Since then, J.K. Rowling has solidified her position in the TERF community by continuing her attack against trans women, which has effectively lost her a huge chunk of Harry Potter fans who once looked up to the series creator — including many of the actors who featured in the film franchise.