(JustPatriots.com)- J.K. Rowling is one of the most successful authors in modern history, having written the hugely popular Harry Potter books. She was also once an idol for feminists and social justice warriors everywhere…until she dared to challenge trans orthodoxy.
Rowling recently returned an award given to her in 2019 by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Organization, following claims by the organization’s president that she is transphobic.
At the beginning of August, Kerry Kennedy, the president of the group, published a memo on the group’s website saying that Rowling’s comments were “troubling” and “transphobic.” If you missed this whole story, Rowling published a series of tweets in which she said she is supportive of the trans community and supports and loves many trans people, but also noted that it is wrong to deny the existence of biological sex.
Apparently, facts are transphobic.
In the memo, Kennedy described his “dismay” that Rowling dared tell the truth. It’s still unclear whether he really believes what he wrote, or whether he was just trying to save his organization from the wrath of the trans extremists who will cancel anybody who disagrees with them.
“Over the course of June 2020 – LGBTQ Pride Month – and much to my dismay, J.K. Rowling posted deeply troubling transphobic tweets and statements,” she said. “On June 6, she tweeted an article headlined ‘Opinion: Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate.’ She wrote glibly and dismissively about transgender identity: ‘People who menstruate.’ ‘I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”
Yes, apparently noting that women exist is transphobic. That’s 2020.
Kerry then went out of her way to explicitly state that she “categorically” rejects the idea that the sex people are born with is the “primary and determinative factor of one’s gender.”
Translation: “Please don’t come after my organization! I’ll do and say whatever you tell me! Please don’t hurt me!”
Rowling responded to the memo by publishing a statement on her website saying she rejects the idea that she is a transphobe, and that she would be returning her Ripple of Hope award to the organization.
“In solidarity with those who have contacted me but who are struggling to make their voices heard, and because of the very serious conflict of views between myself and RFKHR, I feel I have no option but to return the Ripple of Hope Award bestowed upon me last year,” she wrote. “I am deeply saddened that RFKHR has felt compelled to adopt this stance, but no award no honour, no matter my admiration for the person for whom it was named, means so much to me that I would forfeit the right to follow the dictates of my own conscience.”
Welcome to 2020. The world is plagued by a virus, the Democratic presidential nominee won’t condemn Antifa and Black Lives Matter who are burning down cities, and the author of Harry Potter might as well be a Nazi.