JK Rowling infuriates the LGBTQ community once more by claiming that pro-trans men cannot define what a woman is.
J.K. Rowling, the author of “Harry Potter,” has a powerful message for males who believe they can speak for all women and define what a woman is.
When the author insisted on acknowledging biology and refused to accept men in women’s spaces just because they consider themselves to be transgender in 2020, she infuriated the transgender community.
She claimed that biological men cannot assert their gender as women, which earned her the ire of the transgender movement, who actively pushed for her to be shunned.
While many pro-trans activists have criticized Rowling, one activist has most recently caught her eye.
India Willoughby, a reporter and the “first trans newsreader” in the UK, attacked Rowling in a contentious tweet.
Willoughby, a biological man, declared, “I’m more of a lady than J.K. Rowling ever will be.”
The female author Rowling responded to Willoughby by saying, “Citation needed.”
Later, on January 25, Rowling insisted on Twitter that men cannot define what a woman is.
Men dictating what a woman is, what women should and shouldn’t fear, what women should and shouldn’t say, what rights women should be okay with sacrificing, and of course, what constitutes “genuine” misogyny: find a bloody mirror, the tweeter wrote.
She said, “Looking right back at you, that’s real misogyny.”
It was one of Rowling’s most recent tweets in a run of ones she’s sent at critics. Additionally, it explains why some refer to feminist activist Rowling as a TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist).
She supported a British woman in 2020 who had been fired from her job for objecting to the British government’s intentions to legalize gender transitions.
Nicola Sturgeon, a Scottish politician, has also drawn harsh criticism from Rowling because she refused to free a man by the name of Isla Bryson from an all-female prison.
Rowling quote-tweeted a picture of Sturgeon speaking to a young girl while kneeling, writing, “‘Do you agree that a convicted double rapist who decided he was a woman after appearing in court belongs in a women’s prison, or are you a nasty, far right bigot?’”
Rowling is outraged that this male rapist was suddenly permitted to be housed in a women’s prison because she believes that women’s spaces should be protected, especially from men who have a history of violence.
Rowling has maintained her position despite the hatred she has endured.
When someone questioned her about how she copes with losing an audience at night last year, she said, “I read my most recent royalty checks.”