J.K Rowling roasted on Social Media for commenting on Transgenders

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J.K Rowling roasted on Social Media for commenting on Transgenders

J.K Rowling roasted on Social Media for commenting on transgender. She was making a statement that was recognized as something against Transgenders. She wrote, '"'People who menstruate.

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J.K Rowling roasted on Social Media for commenting on transgender. She was making a statement that was recognized as something against Transgenders. She wrote, ‘”‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people,” Rowling tweeted Saturday evening. “Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”

 

Author J.K. Rowling was accused of making “anti-trans comments” on Twitter over the weekend, just six months after she came under fire for her support of a researcher who lost her job due to her transphobic tweets.

The writer took issue with the wording of a headline for an opinion article, which read, “Opinion: Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate.” The article was written for Devex, a “media platform for the global development community,” according to its website.

“‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure they’re used to be a word for those people,” Rowling tweeted Saturday evening. “Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”

Twitter users swiftly criticized the tweet for appearing to define a woman as a person who has a menstrual period and equivocating one’s sex or sex organs with their gender identity. Her followers pointed out that many people who identify as women, such as transgender women and women who have gone through menopause, may not get their periods, while some people who do not identify as women may still menstruate, such as transgender men and some who identify as non-binary.

 

News Source: CBS News

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