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JK Rowling’s transgender tropes are damaging and dangerous – here’s why

Harry Potter film or a celebration of the wizarding world.But over the past six months, the author has been making headlines for very different reasons.The 55-year-old has been accused of transphobia following multiple comments she has made about transgender people and what she calls the ‘radical trans rights movement’.Back in 2018, she claimed a ‘middle-aged moment’ was to blame for her, apparently accidentally, liking a tweet which called trans women ‘men in dresses’.

At the end of 2019, Rowling defended researcher Maya Forstater, who did not have her contract renewed when she tweeted that transgender women can’t change their biological sex; Rowling tweeted: ‘Dress however you please.

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