11 June 2020 - J.K. Rowling's tweets about transgender people draw criticism
JK Rowling responds to trans tweets criticism
(BBC News, 11/06/2020)
The Harry Potter author addressed criticism of her response to an article that described "people who menstruate".
In a lengthy blog, she wrote her interest in trans issues stemmed from being a survivor of abuse and having concerns around single-sex spaces.
Actor Daniel Radcliffe was among those critical of Ms Rowling's comments.
J.K. Rowling accused of transphobia after mocking 'people who menstruate' headline
Doha Madani (NBC News, 07/06/2020)
"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling trended on Twitter Saturday after critics accused her of transphobia for mocking a headling about "people who menstruate".
Rowling, who has been accused of transphobia for years, posted an opinion article about creating equality for “people who menstruate” following the coronavirus pandemic from Devex, a website that describes itself as a media platform for the global development community.
Opinion: Harry Potter's Magic Fades When His Creator Tweets
Mallory Yu (NPR, 01/06/2020)
[...] And here I am, a person who once revered Rowling, a person who is also in the community that she invalidated with a few careless tweets. I'm nonbinary, meaning that my gender identity doesn't categorize neatly as man or woman. Trans men also don't fit into the woman category. We are, quite literally, people who menstruate, and it's more than a little disappointing that the woman who created a wizarding world that meant everything to me doesn't care to include me or my community.
Eddie Redmayne joins Daniel Radcliffe in opposing JK Rowling's trans comments
(The Guardian, 10/06/2020)
Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne has joined Harry Potter lead actor Daniel Radcliffe in criticising JK Rowling’s recent comments about trans people.
In a statement to Variety magazine, Redmayne said: “Respect for transgender people remains a cultural imperative, and over the years I have been trying to constantly educate myself.”