“Harry Potter” writer J.Ok. Rowling is getting her wand snapped in half once more on-line, after a brand new sequence of tweets has offended transgender folks and their supporters.
On Saturday afternoon, Rowling snarkily retweeted an international-development group’s article on “world menstrual well being and hygiene.”
Rowling went into excessive snark mode over the article’s title: “Making a extra equal post-COVID-19 world for individuals who menstruate.”
“Individuals who menstruate,” Rowling mocked. “I’m certain there was once a phrase for these folks. Somebody assist me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”
The Twitterverse leaped into motion, blasting Rowling for not acknowledging that transgender and nonbinary individuals who had been born feminine however don’t determine as girls should menstruate.
Rowling later posted that she’s been “empathetic to trans folks for a long time,” however raised extra hackles by including, “I’d march with you if you happen to had been discriminated towards on the premise of being trans.
“On the identical time, my life has been formed by being feminine. I don’t imagine it’s hateful to say so.”
By Saturday night, she was nonetheless insisting “intercourse is actual” and was nonetheless getting slammed by the LGBTQ group GLAAD.
“We stand with trans youth, particularly these Harry Potter followers harm by her inaccurate and merciless tweets,” the group tweeted.
In December, Rowling confronted backlash for supporting a researcher who claimed organic intercourse can’t be modified.