J. K. Rowling is a TERF

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  1. Peekaboo

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    Beyond the pale. Why is she not being called out for that in the mainstream media? That site sells mugs with "proud transphobe" written on them :manson:
     
  2. Kate

    Kate she's for the streets BITCH

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    Ugh, quite upsetting to see Armstrong & Miller, Arthur Mathews and James Dreyfus on that list, and I thought Tony Robinson was cool (certainly very anti-Tory) :zombie:
     
  3. ButterTart

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    Seriously though, that's hate speech. Can that shit not be shut down?

    I've always smelt the whiff of cuntishness about people who spell it 'womyn', and now it's the calling card of the TERF I can see my suspicions were justified.
     
  4. ButterTart

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    James Dreyfus is quite right wing though, isn't he? I know he and Dame Kathy Burke don't have the greatest relationship because she's so far the other way.
     
  5. octophone

    octophone The Electrocutioner

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    Yeah, they're not pals because he's a proud Tory.

    I had wondered if Arthur Matthews was in with Linehan or not, sad to see that he is. At least Neil Hannon appears to have withdrawn from the proposed Father Ted musical because of Linehan's obsessive TERFism.
     
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  6. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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  7. Kate

    Kate she's for the streets BITCH

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    I didn't know he was a Tory, UGH. CUNT. I just had a quick look at his Twitter and he's a full-on "TERF is a slur" cunt as well :manson:
     
  8. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    More than 200 writers and publishers sign letter in support of trans and non-binary people
    Described as ‘a message of love and solidarity’ and with signatories including Jeanette Winterson and Malorie Blackman, it comes days after a host of prominent literary names signed a letter defending JK Rowling

    Days after a host of prominent literary names signed a letter defending JK Rowling “against hate”, more than 200 writers, publishers and journalists including Jeanette Winterson, Malorie Blackman and Joanne Harris have put their names to another stating their support for transgender and non-binary people.

    The letter, which is described as “a message of love and solidarity for the trans and non-binary community”, was pulled together by acclaimed writers Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Daisy Johnson. With signatories also including Juno Dawson, Elizabeth Day, Max Porter, Nikesh Shukla, Sara Collins, Irenosen Okojie, Mary Jean Chan, Naoise Dolan, Olivia Sudjic, Sharlene Teo and Patrick Ness, it states that “non-binary lives are valid, trans women are women, trans men are men, trans rights are human rights”.

    “Culture is, and should always be, at the forefront of societal change, and as writers, editors, agents, journalists, and publishing professionals, we recognise the vital role our industry has in advancing and supporting the wellbeing and rights of trans and non-binary people,” the letter reads.

    Rowling’s comments on trans rights, including her argument that “if sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased”, have hurt many, while others have rallied to her defence. After the publication of her new crime novel Troubled Blood, which features a serial killer who wears women’s clothing to fool his victims, Rowling was attacked online. The novel made it to the No 1 spot on the UK book charts the following week.

    The statement was put together in the wake of an open letter signed by 58 writers including Ian McEwan, Lionel Shriver, Susan Hill and Philip Hensher, which highlighted the abuse directed at Rowling, and the “insidious, authoritarian and misogynistic trend in social media”.

    “Rowling has consistently shown herself to be an honourable and compassionate person,” said the letter, which was published in the Sunday Times at the weekend. “We are signing this letter in the hope that, if more people stand up against the targeting of women online, we might at least make it less acceptable to engage in it or profit from it.”

    While the new letter, published online on Wednesday, did not mention the Harry Potter author’s name, its signatories, who also include editors, agents, journalists and publishing professionals, said they recognised the importance of showing support for trans and non-binary people.

    “We stand with you, we hear you, we see you, we accept you, we love you. The world is better for having you in it,” they said.
     
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  9. Phoenix

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    Every nobody wants to sign a letter
     
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    Oops sorry lolly I was searching for the link as you were posting :D
     
  12. Peekaboo

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    Great to see a lot of women signing this letter (and some big names too), completely undermining her disgusting point about trans politics being about erasing the female self. FUCK YOU ROWLING.
     
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  13. octophone

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    Even better to see that they didn't name her, thereby refusing to add to her "I'm the real victim here" narrative.
     
  14. Indie

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    I might write a letter. Anyone want to be a signatory?
     
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    The train said Trans Rights :emoji_fist:

     
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  16. Mats

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    :D!
     
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  17. COB

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    Absolutely! It's particularly nice to see a prominent lesbian writer like Jeanette Winterson as one of the 'big names' too, as the online TERF rhetoric often seeks to try and portray lesbians in particular as being in opposition to trans women in a monolithic fashion.
     
  18. Frozen

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    No surprise to anyone but still disappointing

     
  19. Jark

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    oh fuck off John Cleese you old crumb of barf
     
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  20. Suedey

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    *FARRRRTTTTTTT*
     
  21. Suedey

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    Sidebar: I suppose this means I have to get rid of my McEwan books as well?

    I think he's also some kind of Islamophobe anyway, so good riddance..
     
  22. Kate

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    Amazing :D
     
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  23. jivafox

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    lmao shut UP old Mr I LOST ALL MY MONEY IN ALL MY DIVORCES BOO HOO
     
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  24. Iguana

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    Definitely more painful for me than JK
     
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  25. Suedey

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    Oh definitely. I love everything of his I've read and there are a few more on my shelf to read :(
     
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  26. Kate

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    Never mind HIM, I've got to burn my Maid Marian VHS as well as my Father Ted DVDs :evil:
     
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  27. octophone

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    John Cleese makes me sad in a way but he was always the most right-wing Python. Terry Gilliam has moved the furthest to the right because he had a longer journey to make, Eric Idle is a dick but not in a "violating human rights" type of way, Michael Palin is a legend and the other two are dead.
     
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  28. Kate

    Kate she's for the streets BITCH

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    You have to hope gay old Graham would have been a good’un.
     
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    It is sad to see so many cultural icons who were so up yours and anti-establishment in their day essentially turning into their parents, hitting out against open-minded younger generations and becoming the same curmudgeons that they used to resoundingly rally against.

    I feel like everyone I admired when I was a teenager has become a miserable old cunt.

    Sadly, I was already aware of James Dreyfus and John Cleese’s views due to my submersion in the trans rights Twittersphere.
     
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  30. octophone

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    I unfollowed Cleese a wee while ago. But he was always to the right; his SDP/Liberal Alliance/LibDem phase was due to his belief that we needed a fairer parliamentary voting system, on which I completely agree. Once that fell to bits, he just went back to the Tories.
     
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    I do hope that in 30 or 40 years time, I won’t be quite as close minded as some of this lot are :(
     
  32. Jark

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    you might not make it that far x
     
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  33. SDF

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    here’s hoping x
     
  34. lolly

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    Is it some sort of SMUGNESS (and a heap of ignorance) at play? The world changes to meet your ideals, but then you're threatened by anything which challenges it?

    I do genuinely believe that if I didn't actively go out looking for views to challenge my own (and moopy individually probably plays the biggest part in that), I'd probably be liking some of these people's posts, taken purely at face value. Of course as soon as you hear of others' lived experience it's a very different matter.
     
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    I bet he says “ALL LIVES MATTER” as well the silly cunt.
     
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  38. Suedey

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    Once a wanker, always a wanker - and let's face it, he's not even a hasbeen. More of a never was. And you can't cancel someone who never was! So off you go Rupert, back to the shadows again because no one CURRS.
     
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  39. Phoenix

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    The famous writers (as opposed to the nobodies in the previous letter) have signed a letter in support of tans rights

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2...-champion-trans-rights-open-letter-jk-rowling

     
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