Tag: JK Rowling

An image of Graham Norton gesturing towards a trans flag that I photoshopped in in place of Joan Collins who was originally on stage with him. This to represent the comments which have led to Graham Norton's Twitter being deactivated.

Graham Norton’s Twitter account deactivated following transphobic backlash

Graham Norton's Twitter account has been deactivated following transphobic backlash due to comments he gave during an interview regarding the ongoing "trans debate."
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Suella Braverman angered by trans-inclusive campaign, warns police to focus on ‘real crimes’

The Daily Telegraph are running a piece in their Monday edition about Suella Braverman's latest nonsense while they also jump on the JK Rowling misinfo wagon.

Is Maya Forstater the world’s foremost trans expert? The week in Trans 28/08/22

Unlike the first week of this trans media watch, which mostly centred around one story about JK Rowling, how she was the real victim...
2 pages from the Daily Mail on "JK Rowling and the female feud tearing the literati apart"

Trans people do nothing, media blames them anyway: The week in trans 21/08/22

The biggest story that got most people talking in Trans Land this week featured JK Rowling and absolutely no trans people, again.
A wide shot of JK Rowling reading from The Sorcerer's Stone in The White House Gardens

JK Rowling, lesbians and The Cotton Ceiling

If they believe it hard enough, perhaps they can will it into existence but I doubt it. Trans people just don't want to have sex with rancid nasty bigots. We want to have sex with people who love us and respect us, like anyone else.
Official press portrait for Stella Creasy MP. The full image also shows her child in a lil papoose kinda thing. Its cropped out of this one because wider images work better than taller for this purpose but I wanted to put it in the alt text because she's a little bit of a badass and this is my salute to that.

Stella Creasy MP receives transphobic & misogynist backlash for stating the law

According to Stella Creasy and the GRA; you don't need to get surgery in order to have your legal sex changed in the UK. This is all factually true and the result of the law working that way means that yes; some women have penises. You can disagree, you can say you think the law is bad, you can turn yourselves red with rage about it. But nonetheless, as it stands, the law in the UK states that some women have penises - and in a court of law you would not be able to simply ignore that.
Owen Jones speaking at Policy Exchange in 2013

Owen Jones faces harassment via transphobic Twitter mob

Owen Jones criticised the original piece for having not done journalistic due diligence of including comment from the school or those accused of allegedly having ousted this 18 year old from sixth-form for being transphobic, who I remind you are students at an all girls school and sixth-form. He asked for someone from that school to reach out with comment or statement. Not least due to the fact that The Times have had to issue multiple corrections for poor journalistic practice in the past, including on trans issues in particular.
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Dennis Noel Kavanagh suspended from Twitter after violent anti-trans rant

Writing to "Stonewall, Mermaids and all your friends" Kavanagh says he "means this" before showing a tweet he had made previously which is just violent threats all the way through. Quote; "I will fucking nail you to a wall what you have done to these innocent children. Your mutilation of these little humand because they were gay will be nothing compared to what I will do to you legally. You think you are ghouls wait till I deal with you bastard and I mean to", but in all caps.
A picture of campaigners outside the US Consulate in Scotland standing in soldiarity with US feminists and in support of Roe Vs Wade

JK Rowling breaks silence on Roe vs Wade, with transphobia

There have already been attempts from transphobes to blame this on trans people. We have seen comments wherein people take aim at gender neutral language, such as "people who can get pregnant". The argument being that not using the word "woman" has made things more difficult, confusing and harder to argue. However I haven't used the word "woman" in this piece even once, and don't plan to. It's not only women who require access to abortions and abortions should be accessible for all those who need them.
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Allison Bailey: “I do not identify as a lesbian, I am a lesbian”

This is important because if its true that women are more likely to be gender critical then it would support the claim of indirect discrimination based on sex and sexuality, which is what Bailey alleges happened. However the barristers supporting the defendants, Garden Court Chambers and Stonewall UK, were very quick to shut this idea down. Not only citing polls which disprove that anti-trans views are more common amongst women, such as one by YouGov, which aren't hampered by the selection bias of dedicated anti-trans groups. But also with a thorough cross-examination of supporting evidence too.