In order for ethnology to live, its object must die; by dying, the object takes its revenge for being ‘discovered’ and with its death defies the science that wants to grasp it.
Dress however you please. Call yourself whatever you like. Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you. Live your best life in peace and security. But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real?
[about black girl playing Hermione Granger] Canon: brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione
If you voted for a man who said “Grab em by the pussy,” you have zero room to claim to protect anyone in bathrooms.
Rowing has rapidly moved from bold progressive to a living meme, now perceived by some as part of the problem. Perhaps J.K. Rowling has indeed trapped herself inside a Twitter echo chamber, now that endlessly bickering with Piers Morgan has lost its appeal. Perhaps, in this case, she’s chosen the side of the oppressor over the oppressed.
Even if that assumption is true, I don’t think it matters; J.K. Rowling has already contributed more than her fair share, having conceived a story which ignited a passion for reading across the world, a story which explicitly warned against dividing people into categories, defining their purity by their biology.
The story, ironically, is a great allegory against the twisted logic of trans-exclusionary feminism. Whether or not Rowling still stands by it, is irrelevant.
Dani di Placido (Forbes) / Aja Romano (Vox)