Celebrity author J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame remains entangled in the nasty politics of transgenderism, continuing to tarnish her superstar reputation by daring to say that transgender activism ruins people’s lives.
DailyMail.com says that Rowling is now calling to ease the “climate of fear” around the trans debate, saying she has been sent “heartbreaking” letters by women who underwent irreversible sex-change surgery.
The author, 55, said she has received hundreds of letters following comments she made over the summer and that 90 per cent of them support her position.
Transgenderism is a threat to authentic women, she maintains, telling Good Housekeeping magazine: “Many women are concerned about the challenges to their fundamental rights posed by certain aspects of gender identity ideology.”
Rowling is now calling for “a more nuanced conversation” about the “huge increase” in the number of young women seeking to transition, thinking that drugs and surgical instruments will make them into males.
“My correspondence have included medical staff, social workers, prison workers, workers in women’s refuges and members of the LGBT community, including trans people,” said the embattled star.
A hashtag calling for Rowling’s death was number one trending on Twitter in October.
In June, Rowling questioned the use of the phrase “people who menstruate” to replace the term “women” and insisted that the concept of gender is real.
Her stance led to a massive backlash with criticism coming from fans and Harry Potter movie stars who built their entire careers on her fiction.