- Nov 13, 2005
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
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.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)
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.
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.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.
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.In further non-shock news, Rupert Everett joins the list of cunts
He feels like the "wrong type of queen" and that trans rights have overshadowed gays rights. Then joked that he might "transition to reignite his career"
IN THE BIN
The US letter, has been signed by more than 1,200 members of the literary community, including Roxane Gay, Neil Gaiman, John Green, NK Jemisin and Angie Thomas.
“We are writers, editors, journalists, agents, and professionals in multiple forms of publishing. We believe in the power of words. We want to do our part to help shape the curve of history toward justice and fairness,” they write. “To that end, we say: non-binary people are non-binary, trans women are women, trans men are men, trans rights are human rights. Your pronouns matter. You matter. You are loved.”
Author Maureen Johnson, who initiated the letter, said that while “letters do not fix things”, they are “designed to a) show support and b) bring awareness to an issue. In this case, the issue is transphobia in the publishing discourse and community.”
“When JK got involved in [the debate in the UK over transgender rights] it gave a lot of legitimacy to something that before seemed fringey. It became more accepted, because people know JK from Harry Potter,” Johnson told Publishers Weekly on Thursday. “Sometimes you need to put your name on the line and say, ‘I don’t agree with what’s going on.’”