She “said” “something”

The Independent wants to make it very clear how strongly it disapproves of JK Rowling’s…badditude. It can’t explain more clearly than that, but why would you need it to? Badditude is bad.

Harry Potter fans are tearing into JK Rowling after she posted a series of “transphobic” tweets.

Are the tweets “transphobic”? Or are they transphobic? Does the Indy take the claim seriously or not?

Theauthor was met with a backlash after calling out an article’s use of the phrase “people who menstruate”. While many Twitter users supported Rowling for her tweet, there were plenty – including numerous celebrities – who criticised her comment as “anti-trans” and “transphobic” arguing that transgender, non-binary and non-gender conforming people can also menstruate.

Yeah no kidding, because women can call themselves transgender or non-binary or non-gender conforming (aka gender-non-conforming), but they’re still women, which is what Rowling said. The point is that people are what sex they are and giving themselves various fancy names for More Interesting Than You doesn’t mean they’re not that other sex. The point is that gender-nonconformity is not a reason to stop calling women “women.” We can’t have feminism if we can’t say “women.” We need feminism.

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