The British writer and creator of the Harry Potter world J.K. Rowling found herself at the center of a big scandal last year after a humble enough tweet that “ menstruating people '' and 'women' This is the same. Rowling was then accused of transphobia, of insulting all transgender people at once, the actors of the film-pots disowned her, and fans of the books about the young wizard demanded that her name be removed from the cover of the novels she wrote.
Fortunately, most of these requirements have not been met & mdash; although Rowling felt certain consequences on herself. For the past year and a half, they tried to mention her name as rarely as possible. She was not invited to the special issue, which is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter film, and the name of the writer was not mentioned in the credits of the trailer for The Mysteries of Dumbledore, the third film in the Fantastic Beasts franchise.
Of course, now that Rowling trick is a little forgotten, but it has added fuel to the fire again.
What happened to Rowling?
She reacted in a very peculiar way to the new rules that the Scottish police have set in relation to rapists & mdash; their gender will now be recorded only according to their words, regardless of such trifles as the presence or absence of the necessary genitals.
The new rules have already angered some politicians, writes The Times. J.K. Rowling, who has lived in Edinburgh for many years, considered the occasion to be very important & mdash; she posted a link to the note on her Twitter, and at the same time recalled a dystopia.
“War” this is the world. Freedom & mdash; this is slavery. Ignorance & mdash; this is power. Someone with a male genital organ who raped you & mdash; this is a woman & raquo ;, & mdash; she wrote.
War is Peace.
Freedom is Slavery.
Ignorance is Strength.
The Penised Individual Who Raped You Is a Woman.https: //t.co/SyxFnnboM1
& mdash; J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 12, 2021
This is a blatant allusion to 'doublethink' from the novel 1984 by George Orwell, where such maxims helped the authorities to control the population.
This entry, posted by the writer on her blog a few days ago, already has about 18 thousand replies & mdash; and most of them are judgmental. Commentators believe that Rowling has reiterated her hatred of transgender people & mdash; or even equates such persons and rapists. At the same time, on the merits of the raised topic, almost no one speaks.
However, there are also voices in support of Rowling & mdash; thanks for her support for women's rights and common sense, which seems to be completely absent from the new police regulations.