transphobic views in the past, usually in regards to what constitutes a woman, but her supporters have said that she is helping to protect women-only spaces.The debate has been reflected in recent U.S.
disputes. Republicans in over two dozen states are trying to stop gender-affirming care for minors and drag shows in front of youngsters in steps they say are intended to protect children.
Critics say such measures are harming all LGBTQ people, particularly vulnerable youths, and depriving them of their rights.Using her considerable platform, Rowling tweeted out a number of links on Wednesday and included the hashtag "#Internationalwomenday2023."One of the most notable was a "Sex Matters" petition, calling for the British government to "make the Equality Act clear" by defining the protected characteristic of "sex" as "biological sex." Thousands replied in the comment section of Rowling's Twitter, with some congratulating her for standing up for women's rights, while others accused her of attempting to "force charities and organizations to discriminate."March 8 marks International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
Rowling used the day to make her position clear. Newsweek has contacted her for comment."If you're concerned about the erosion of women's rights in the UK - the right to single sex spaces like domestic violence refuges, rape crisis centers and prisons - sign the Sex Matters petition to make the Equality Act clear," she wrote on Wednesday morning, including a link.