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J.K. Rowling triples down on transphobia in new Twitter rant


Just weeks after self-publishing a 3,690-word essay called "TERF Wars," in which she claimed to support trans people while doubling down on her belief that the ability to menstruate makes a woman, disgraced author J.K. Rowling has once again taken to Twitter to assure us that she is in fact that girl we knew she was.

In her latest 11-tweet rant, Rowling expressed concerns (which she alleges are shared by "many health professionals") that "young people struggling with their mental health are being shunted toward hormones and surgery... a new kind of conversion therapy for young gay people," before echoing an Oxford University professor's sentiments that "[the] use of puberty blockers on under-18s is an 'unregulated live experiment on children.'"






The screed was met with criticism by multiple high-profile members of the trans community and their allies. Among them was Juno Birch, the performance artist and fashion darling who has a personal history with the Tavistock Clinic in London, where Rowling alleges many of the aforementioned "experiments" are performed:




Source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Tags: art / artist, j.k. rowling, lgbtq / rights
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