NPR publishes childish hit piece

I guess NPR has been completely taken over by the teenagers. Actual headline:

J.K. Rowling’s new book, about a transphobe who faces wrath online, raises eyebrows

As if “transphobe” were just a normal adult word like “woman” or “feminist” or “liberal”as opposed to part of the jargon of a new and destructive pseudo-political fad.

Observers noted that the plot appears to mirror Rowling’s own experience of taking heat and losing fans for expressing transphobic views in recent years. 

There it is again – “transphobic views,” as if we all agreed that there’s such a thing as “transphobia” and that “transphobic views” are clearly evil and to be shunned. Does NPR think no adults at all read or listen to its reporting?

Rowling has made her own opinions known, particularly in regards to the transgender community, over the last several years.

What is “the transgender community”? What makes it a community? How does it function as a community? What are we talking about when we talk about communities? Does NPR ever talk about “the feminist community”? If not why not?

She faced backlash in 2019 for publicly supporting Maya Forstater, a researcher who had lost her job over transphobic tweets.

Except the tweets weren’t “transphobic” and Maya won her appeal. I think it borders on libel to leave that part out.

Rowling said in November that she’s received death threats. She also publicly accused three activists of doxxing her when they posted photos of themselves holding pro-trans rights signs outside of her house in Scotland, “carefully positioning themselves to ensure that our address was visible,” she said.

The activists, who had been demonstrating in honor of International Transgender Day of Remembrance, later deleted the photo and deactivated their accounts because of the amount of transphobic backlash they had received online. Scottish police later investigated the so-called doxxing and determined no crimes had been committed (notably, Rowling’s home is a popular tourist attraction, as Them points out).

What is NPR doing publishing this malicious dishonest dreck? It’s stupid and it’s libelous.

Rowling’s transphobic comments have lost her many fans

Rowling’s stance has alienated many in her fanbase — which includes a large number of LGBTQ people — as well as a slew of prominent Harry Potter cast members: Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are among those who have condemned her comments and expressed their support for the trans community.

Any support for the women community? No? Why’s that then?

NPR is a goddam joke.

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