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J K Rowling Claims ‘Lesbians Are Under Attack’, LGBT Community Disagrees

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J K Rowling is back to spreading harmful transphobic rhetoric and the LGBTQI community has responded saying she does not speak for them.

The hashtag JKRowlingDoesntSpeakForMe was trending on social media following the author’s claim that “lesbians are under attack”.Trigger Warning: This story has details of homophobic and transphobic language, which might be distressing to some readers. For 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention call Lifeline on 13 11 14. For Australia-wide LGBTQI peer support call QLife on 1800 184 527 or webchat.JK Rowling attempts to speak on behalf of a minority community that she isn’t part of, while sending “big love” to those who consider being gay to be a sin #JKDoesntSpeakForMe https://t.co/Rp79g0RxsK pic.twitter.com/ObL0VSxELp— Benjamin Cohen (@benjamincohen) March 13, 2022Strarmer’s comment was seized upon by Rowling to post transphobic rhetoric. “I don’t think our politicians have the slightest idea how much anger is building among women from all walks of life at the attempts to threaten and intimidate them out of speaking publicly about their own rights, their own bodies, and their own lives,” The March 12 tweet garnered over 23k likes and over 5000 shares.“Among the thousands of letters and emails I’ve received are disillusioned members of Labour, the Greens, the Lib Dems and the SNP.

Women are scared, outraged and angry at the deaf ear turned to their well-founded concerns. But women are organising,” she wrote .“Now Starmer publicly misrepresents equalities law, in yet another indication that the Labour Party can no longer be counted on to defend women’s rights.

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