So yesterday Harry Potter author JK Rowling finally came out publicly as a transphobic bigot in a tweet defending Maya Forstater who lost an employment tribunal which she brought against her former employers after they had sacked her for having expressed on social-media out & out transphobic opinions.
Considering Maya Forstater had worked as researcher for the Centre for Global Development an International thinktank that campaigns against poverty & inequality, me thinks its more then appropriate she had her arse fired, doesn’t seem in keeping with the ethos of campaigning against inequality to be having a gobshite TERF bigot working for you.
There have supposedly been hints in stuff Rowling has said in the past that she might be something of a transphobic bigot, certainly amongst the trans community there was a strong suspicion Rowling was secretly a TERF & though no surprise to me nor any other trans person that indeed Rowling is a bigoted transphobic gobshite, I’m still angry about her transphobic protestations on Twitter, in fact I’m fucking angry as fuck with her spouting transphobic Bullshit in defence of an out & out TERF because she is world’s bestselling living author & being so she has the kind of stature in the bullshit she spouts which is just going to feed ammo to those transphobic bigots who would gladly see me as well as every other trans person wiped from existence.
As well as world’s bestselling living author, she’s supposedly meant to be somebody who’s politically left of centre or centre-left & has in the past been a major financial donor to the Labour Party, yeah well as a trans woman who’s politics are most definitely on the left of the political spectrum, I’d not say you’re any kind of political lefty or liberally minded individual when you go about defending exclusionary or discriminatory attitudes towards trans people & espousing trans people shouldn’t have equal rights on par with cis people, if Rowling had defended somebody who’d said that Black people weren’t real people or not shouldn’t have equal rights on par to White people she’d rightly be accused of being a racist well that’s essentially the equivalent here to what she’s has been defending.
I’ll admit this is not the first time I’ve been grinding my teeth in recent years when it comes to Rowling, because a while back she along with other Labour supporting wealthy celebrities such as Ross Kemp & Mick Hucknall were funding the establishment of various groups within the Labour Party with the primary objective to undermine Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, yeah that’s worked out well hasn’t it err not, geez thanks Rowling you Blairite cunt! I’m now wondering if JK will now be supporting Jess Philips bid to be elected Labour leader now Jeremy Corbyn is on his way out, of course that it is if Jess Philips isn’t just dropping hints she’ll throw her hat in the ring & actually follows through & this isn’t just her usual publicity whore antics in just spouting bullshit to get headlines, anyways the reason I thought Rowling might back Jess isn’t just that Jess is on the right of the party but she’s also transphobic as fuck having said bullshit in support of Women’s Place UK which is a vicious transphobic hate group.
The transphobic shite espoused by JK Rowling couldn’t have come at a worse time, a hard-right Tory government led by Boris Johnson has just been elected with a whopping parliamentary majority, we all know Boris’s record when it comes to bellowing homophobic rhetoric but there are other Tory MPs who’ve voiced bigoted rhetoric far worse against the LGBTQ community, no longer is it about the LGBTQ community gaining greater rights now we are going to have to defend tooth & nail the rights we have. Trans people in particular are already the most marginalised group within the LGBTQ community & will likely bear the brunt of any anti LGBTQ shitstorm fermented by the Tory fringes, but if not the Tory fringes helping to further persecute & marginalise trans people then there’s always the likes of JK Rowling doing so.