Stephen King says 'trans ladies are ladies' after J.Ok. Rowling thanks him for retweeting remarks on current controversy

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J.Ok. Rowling thanked Stephen King (pictured together with her throughout a earlier writer occasion) after he retweeted her newest feedback. (Photo: Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)

J.Ok. Rowling has saved a reasonably low profile on Twitter since early June, when she shared an essay defending her controversial statements relating to transgender ladies. The Harry Potter writer sparked outcry — and objection from quite a lot of Potter stars, together with Daniel Radcliffe and Katie Leung — after arguing in opposition to the concept that organic intercourse “isn’t real” and calling for a distinction between ladies and trans ladies.

“I respect every trans person’s right to live any way that feels authentic and comfortable to them,” Rowling tweeted on June 6. “I’d march with you if you were discriminated against on the basis of being trans. At the same time, my life has been shaped by being female. I do not believe it’s hateful to say so.”

In a follow-up essay responding to accusations of transphobia, the writer famous her background as “a domestic abuse and sexual assault survivor.”

“I’m mentioning these things now not in an attempt to garner sympathy,” Rowling wrote, “but out of solidarity with the huge numbers of women who have histories like mine, who’ve been slurred as bigots for having concerns around single-sex spaces.”

She added, “‘Woman’ is not a costume. ‘Woman’ is not an idea in a man’s head. ‘Woman’ is not a pink brain, a liking for Jimmy Choos or any of the other sexist ideas now somehow touted as progressive. Moreover, the ‘inclusive’ language that calls female people ‘menstruators’ and ‘people with vulvas’ strikes many women as dehumanizing and demeaning. I understand why trans activists consider this language to be appropriate and kind, but for those of us who’ve had degrading slurs spat at us by violent men, it’s not neutral, it’s hostile and alienating.”

She added that she discovered the “majority of trans-identified people” to “not only pose zero threat to others” however to themselves be “vulnerable.”

“At the same time, I do not want to make natal girls and women less safe” by opening up single-sex areas, corresponding to public bogs, to “any man who believes or feels he’s a woman.”

Rowling has confronted criticism for her remarks on trans ladies. (Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Rowling again returned to the issue, noting that a U.K. politician, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, had publicly apologized for accusing her of “using” her experience with domestic abuse to promote discrimination against the trans community.” data-reactid=”59″>On Sunday — by the way, the 50th anniversary of the primary Pride march within the U.S. — Rowling once more returned to the problem, noting {that a} U.Ok. politician, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, had publicly apologized for accusing her of “using” her expertise with home abuse to advertise discrimination in opposition to the trans group.

Reflecting on Russell-Moyle’s about-face, Rowling shared a quote from the late feminist and author Andrea Dworkin about how males deal with ladies’s opinions harshly, including her personal view that “it isn’t hateful for women [to] speak about their own experiences, nor do they deserve shaming for doing so.”

his own Twitter feed. The It and Carrie writer didn’t add his own comment, but his retweet was enough to impress Rowling, with whom he has previously bonded online.” data-reactid=”63″>That remark seems to have resonated with fellow writer Stephen King, who retweeted it onto his own Twitter feed. The It and Carrie writer didn’t add his own comment, but his retweet was enough to impress Rowling, with whom he has beforehand bonded on-line.

“It’s so much easier for men to ignore women’s concerns, or to belittle them, but I won’t ever forger the men who stood up when they didn’t need to,” she added. “Thank you, Stephen.”

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assertion made by Harry Potter stars Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe and others:

That clarification seems to have appeased some followers, and angered others. Unsurprisingly, the controversy wages on. By Sunday night, Rowling’s tweet thanking King appeared to have been deleted.

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