The famous Harry Potter novelist, J. K. Rowling has sparked more controversy yet again as she continues to make transphobic remarks. She has already been blasted for her comments against trans people, which was what got her “canceled”.
However, despite that incident, she did not hold back on International Women’s Day. Labour’s Shadow Equalities Minister, Anneliese Dodds had appeared on BBC’s Woman Hour. She was asked by Emma Barnett how she defines a woman.
The author was apparently furious with Dodds as she battled to define what it meant to be a woman. She was stating there is a disparity between legal and biological definitions.
On International Women’s Day, Dodds had tweeted, “Labour will lift women up, not hold them back. Because we are the party of equality #IWD2022″. J. K. Rowling responded as she wrote how she told the British public that she can’t define what a woman is.
The author continued, “What’s the plan, lift up random objects until you find one that rattles? Someone please send the Shadow Minister for Equalities a dictionary and a backbone. #HappyInternationalWomensDay. Apparently, under a Labour government, today will become We Who Must Not Be Named Day”.
As one might guess, social media responded immediately, and Rowling was chastised for her statement.
One person wrote, “You’re a terrible human being and your name is going to go down in history as that hateful bigot who helped ruin peoples lives, and I will enjoy seeing your legacy dismantled and desecrated :)”.
“Y’know, as if the transphobia wasn’t shitty enough, this woman’s endless one-hit-wonder reference-fishing is just so fucking SAD. At least George Lucas also had Indiana Jones, y’know? This is like if the guy from Flock of Seagulls worked lyrics from “I Ran” into every tweet,” another user added.
“I’m staying right here on this hill, defending the right of women and girls to talk about themselves…”
Someone wrote, “Harry Potter and the Increasingly Embarrassing and Dangerous Cry For Relevancy.” “I know I shouldn’t give her the time of day but this tweet is so gratuitous. Seriously, with all the issues and dangers we all face at the hands of the patriarchy she wants to use this day, which is about GENDER EQUALITY, to go after trans women? That’s who she wants to fight???” yet another person remarked.
“Yes, sweetheart,” she said in response to a fan who inquired whether she was compromising her legacy. “I’m staying right here on this hill, defending the right of women and girls to talk about themselves, their bodies, and their lives in any way they damn well, please. You worry about your legacy, I’ll worry about mine,” she remarked.
Rowling and Scotland’s First Minister had a falling out over the country’s Gender Recognition Reform Bill, which the author believes is a menace to society’s most vulnerable women. This law would make it easier for people to legally change their gender and eliminate the necessity for a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria.
The legislation also reduces the age limit for transgender persons and allows them to self-identify on official papers.