JK Rowling’s loved ones told her not to spread transphobia

Can you imagine being so transphobic that even your own loved ones tell you to stop?

Well, that’s exactly what happened to JK Rowling, who was once known for writing the Beloved Harry Potter series, but is now mainly making headlines for her deeply problematic views on trans women.

In recent years, Rowling has seemingly dedicated her life to being a TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist), regularly voicing conservative rhetoric about the trans community and claiming that trans women “aren’t women.” She has used her massive social media platform to mock trans people, mislead people and criticize gender-neutral bathrooms.

Now Rowling has written a new essay – part of The women who wouldn’t say Wheesht essay collection – about initially keeping her thoughts on the trans community quiet “because people around me, including some I love, begged me not to talk,” The independent reports.

“So I watched from the sidelines as women with everything to lose gathered, in Scotland and across Britain, to defend their rights. My guilt for not being with them was with me every day, like a chronic pain,” she writes in the essay.

She continues, “I believe we are witnessing the greatest attack of my lifetime on the rights our foremothers believed they guaranteed to all women. I finally spoke up because I would have been ashamed for the rest of my days if I hadn’t. If I regret anything, it’s that I didn’t speak out much sooner.”

The book, out May 30, features thirty essays from “women who risked their jobs, reputations, and even the bonds of family and friendship to make their voices heard” and who are “on the front lines of the fight for women’s rights.” . It features essays from women who disagree with the Scottish Government’s gender reform plans, so not only is Rowling among the contributors, but anti-trans politicians, MP Joanna Cherry and MSP Ash Regan, also wrote essays.

Rowling began spreading her consuming views on transgender people in 2019 when she publicly supported Maya Forstater, who was embroiled in a legal battle with her former employer after being fired over a series of tweets she wrote about her “gender critical” views.

Since then, she has been critical of gender-neutral terms such as ‘people who menstruate’, wrote on . Hate crimes bill that would make it a criminal offense to insult a transgender person.

Rowling has faced strong backlash for her opinions, including from Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, who have both condemned her disgusting comments about the trans community.

While it appears Rowling has no plans to stop spreading anti-trans hate, at least her family knows she’s wrong. Now, if only Rowling herself would become aware of that!

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