Politico has a new story about JK Rowling and her battles with the trans community.
I liked the Harry Potter books and the Fantastic Beasts movies, but I’m not a fan of Rowling. Or that sad excuse for a human being the NY Times let write an awful piece this week.
I see the NY Times is gleefully propagating TERF rubbish. Please stop paying attention to this garbage rag.https://t.co/KnoW02czCs
— Garfield, Slayer Of Gods (@flightofsand) July 3, 2022
These people are using the fight for women’s rights as a transphobic attack. They’re no longer even hiding it.
I had thought we, who have long fought for equality, would be better than this. Evidently, not.
Here are two terms for you: AFAB and AMAB.
They stand for assigned female at birth and assigned male at birth. They’re inclusive terms that can be used in debates such as those around the right to control our access to abortion, to pregnancy prevention aids, and to healthcare used to treat gender dysphoria.
If we want to include cis women, transmasculine, and non-binary in a discussion—and we do when it comes to the harm tossing Roe aside does—then AFAB will do until something better comes along.
I am a woman. I am a cis woman. I use she/her as my pronouns. Even fitting society’s stereotypical model of a ‘woman’, it is still a fight being the person who I am. I can’t even imagine how much harder it is being someone who does not identify themselves the same way, but is facing the same, or worse, healthcare restrictions. The least I can do is make sure when talking about abortion rights, we’re all included.
We’re all being hurt by the same people: those who value power over humanity. I’d be a pretty sad excuse for a human being if I allowed this.
So, sorry that Rowling gets her feels hurt. She’s a bully, and a bigot.