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Writers line up to defend JK Rowling ‘against hate’

JK Rowling(Photo: Reuters)Dozens of writers, actors, producers and journalists have come out in support of JK Rowling as she continues to face abuse and death threats over her criticism of transgender ideology. In a letter to The Sunday Times, they say that the backlash against the Harry Potter author reflects "an insidious, authoritarian and misogynistic trend in... Read more

‘I love JK Rowling’ billboard gets covered over less than 24 hours after it went up

The 'I love JK Rowling' billboard lasted less than 24 hours in Vancouver(Photo: Twitter/Chris Elston)An 'I love JK Rowling' billboard has been covered up in Vancouver following protests over the Harry Potter author's uncompromising stance on transgenderism. The billboard was erected in the Canadian city on Friday, but less than 24 hours later, a workman... Read more

JK Rowling returns human rights award over trans criticism

"No award or honour, no matter my admiration for the person for whom it was named, means so much to me that I would forfeit the right to follow the dictates of my own conscience," Rowling said.(Photo: Reuters)JK Rowling has returned a prestigious human rights award after being criticised for her defence of women's rights... Read more

Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark says people should engage with JK Rowling instead of shunning her

Kirsty Wark(Photo: BBC)Kirsty Wark has criticised cancel culture after calls for a boycott of JK Rowling over her views on transgenderism.  The Newsnight presenter told the Sunday Times magazine that the backlash against the Harry Potter author was indicative of an "incredibly dangerous mob mentality".  Rowling has been at the centre of the culture war over transgenderism after... Read more

‘I Love JK Rowling’ poster removed from Edinburgh train station after trans comments

Feminist campaigner Kellie-Jay Keen with her billboard that cost 1,200 to display before it was removed.(Photo: Instagram/Kellie-Jay Keen)A poster saying 'I Love JK Rowling' has been removed from Edinburgh's main train station after the Harry Potter author criticised trans ideology.  Network Rail Scotland, which manages Waverley station, confirmed the decision on Twitter.  The advert was put... Read more

Gender transition treatment is a ‘medical scandal’ – JK Rowling

JK Rowling(Photo: Reuters)The medical treatment being offered to children and young people with gender dysphoria is the next "medical scandal", JK Rowling has said. The Harry Potter author has continued to challenge the prevailing transgender ideology despite a backlash against her views. Over the weekend, she linked to an academic article on Twitter that was exploring the... Read more

JK Rowling, Noam Chomsky, Salman Rushdie sign open letter calling for protection of free speech

(Photo: Unsplash/Roman Kraft)Around 200 writers, academics and journalists have signed an open letter warning that an "intolerant climate" is creating a "stifling atmosphere" in which certain views are being censored. The letter, published in Harper's, has been signed by a number of high profile figures, including Harry Potter author JK Rowling, philosopher Noam Chomsky and novelist... Read more

JK Rowling criticises hormone therapy and surgery for transgender young people

JK Rowling(Photo: Reuters)JK Rowling has said she is prepared to speak out about her concerns over transgender ideology and medical treatment even if it means risking her reputation.  The Harry Potter author became embroiled in another war of words on Twitter over the weekend after liking a tweet criticising some of the medical treatment being offered... Read more

JK Rowling vs Harry Potter stars and the Supreme Court

JK Rowling(Photo: Reuters)This has been quite a 10-day stretch for transgender activism. It began with one of the world's bestselling authors, J.K. Rowling, coming under attack for stating that only women menstruate (how dare she!). It ended with the Supreme Court including sexual orientation and gender identity under the category of "sex." In the middle,... Read more

J K Rowling and the Deathly Hallows of the Culture Wars

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" play co-creators John Tiffany, JK Rowling and Jack ThorneYouTube/PottermoreThere is a lovely caf in Edinburgh called the Elephant House. It was a place I used to frequent in my student days for coffee, cake and writing. Another aspirant writer had the same idea. Her name was J K Rowling,... Read more

J. K. Rowling, Latest Casualty in the War of Transgender Ideology

The storm surrounding J. K. Rowlings tweets on women and menstruation is as predictable as it is depressing. That her gracious response has, if anything, exacerbated the fury simply underlines the way civil debate is now apparently impossible on matters that areto put it mildlyhighly contestable (and the ability of a man to become a... Read more

JK Rowling stands by comments on women’s rights after fierce backlash

Author JK Rowling(Photo: Reuters)JK Rowling is standing her ground over comments on women's rights after facing fierce criticism over her response to an article that referred to "people who menstruate".On Saturday, the Harry Potter author tweeted: "I'm sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?"Since then, she has... Read more

JK Rowling fights back against ‘transphobic’ accusations: ‘It isn’t hate to speak the truth’

British writer JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series of books, poses during the launch of new online website Pottermore in London, England on June 23, 2011.REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/File PhotoThe author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, is facing intense backlash online for reiterating that biological sex is real, comments many are now deeming... Read more

J.K. Rowling Blasted by LGBT Group for Saying Biological Sex “Is Real”

J.K. Rowling Blasted by LGBT Group for Saying Biological Sex "Is Real" Author J.K. Rowling sparked a social media debate about transgenderism over the weekend for arguing that biological sex isnt a social construct, and for implying that transgender logic is harming womens rights.The controversy began when Rowling, the author of the Harry... Read more