As this fandom enters its third decade, J.Ok. Rowling has chosen this time to loudly pronounce dangerous and disproven beliefs about what it means to be a transgender particular person. In addition to the distaste we really feel for her option to publish these statements throughout Pride Month—in addition to throughout a world depending on racial injustice—we discover using her affect and privilege to focus on marginalized folks to be out of step with the message of acceptance and empowerment we discover in her books and celebrated by the Harry Potter group.
Although it’s troublesome to talk out in opposition to somebody whose work we’ve so lengthy admired, it will be incorrect to not use our platforms to counteract the hurt she has brought about. Our stance is agency: Transgender ladies are ladies. Transgender males are males. Non-binary individuals are non-binary. Intersex folks exist and shouldn’t be compelled to reside within the binary. We stand with Harry Potter followers in these communities, and whereas we don’t condone the mistreatment JKR has obtained for airing her opinions about transgender folks, we should reject her beliefs.