British author J.K. Rowling was the target of heavy criticism on Monday over her latest book, Troubled Blood, which, according to Pink News, is about "a murderous cis man who dresses as a woman to kill his victims". Cormoran Strike solving a cold case from 1974, where a woman was believed to be killed by a "transvestite serial killer".
In a new interview, Nixon opened up about the harmful effect the author's views have had on her 23-year-old son, Samuel, who is trans and a "Harry Potter" fan. The moral seems to be "never trust a man in a dress". "As a longstanding donor to LGBT charities and a supporter of trans people's right to live free of persecution, I absolutely refute the accusation that I hate trans people or wish them ill, or that standing up for the rights of women is wrong, discriminatory, or incites harm or violence to the trans community".
Perth bookshop Rabble Books & Games has finally done what everyone was thinking by banning Harry Potter books from its premises, in response to JK Rowling's public and unrepentant transphobia. Back in December, Rowling faced massive backlash for tweeting in support of Maya Forstater who lost her job for misgendering trans people.
London (CNN)JK Rowling has once again come under fire from transgender rights activists, this time for her new crime novel, which features a cross-dressing serial killer. "Someone help me out".
"It's an entirely common though insulting trope about trans women - that they are aggressive and unable to overcome their masculine nature, not to mention villainous - that has become all too common from cisgender authors with only a passing knowledge of trans people". Amid a swift backlash, the English writer doubled down on her tweet, arguing, "If sex isn't real, there's no same-sex attraction".
Latter even noted a not-so-fun fact at the end of the post: Did you know Robert Galbraith, Rowling's pen name, is eerily similar to Robert Galbraith Heath, an American psychiatrist who pioneered gay conversion therapy through electrical stimulation? "It isn't hate to speak the truth".
Kerry Kennedy, the organisation's president, said: "I have spoken with JK Rowling to express my profound disappointment that she has chosen to use her remarkable gifts to create a narrative that diminishes the identity of trans and non-binary people, undermining the validity and integrity of the entire transgender community".
"You have got to be kidding me".
"To all the people who now feel that their experience of the books has been tarnished or diminished, I am deeply sorry for the pain these comments have caused you".