J.K. Rowling said that she spoke about transgender issues in her past due to her personal experience of sexual assault and domestic abuse. The criticisms of her response to an article have been addressed by the Harry Potter author described as “people who menstruate.”
She wrote in a lengthy blog about her interest in trans issues that are stemmed from being a survivor of abuses and having concerns around the single-sex-spaces. Harry Potter a.k.a. Daniel Radcliffe was also among those critical comments of Ms. Rowling.
What J.K. Rowling said that lead to the critical comments?
J.K. Rowling, 54, in a blog published on Wednesday, gave details about what she said. Those were the five reasons why she felt the urgent need to talk about those issues. The issue included the author’s interest in both safeguarding and education and freedom of speech. The final reason explained by her says that she has been in the eye of the ic now for more than 20 years, but she has never talked about being the survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
She added that the main reason behind this is not because she is ashamed of what happened to her, but because these things are very traumatic to remember and revisit. She also felt protective of her daughter from her first marriage and didn’t want to claim the sole ownership of the story that belongs to her too. However, the author asked her daughter how she would feel if she publically announces that part of her life. Her daughter encouraged her to go ahead and tell her story.
If you are unaware of her comment, then have a look here.
If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the live reality of women globally is erased. I love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It is not hatred to speak the truth.