J.K. Rowling Knew Her Trans Comments Would Land ‘Like A Hand Grenade’

  • “Did I mean to drop a hand grenade in? No. I was just keeping a rein on my own fury. So off it went,” she continued.
  • And once the ball started rolling, the author said that she kept on tweeting: “If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth.”
  • Rowling went on to say that she was used to attacks, noting that because the “Harry Potter” series embraced a world of wizardry and witchcraft she had faced some backlash from certain religious elements – but she said the attacks from the left “hit differently … because I would assume we share certain values.”
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