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Literary Giants Come out for Trans Equality


Newswire LGBTQ Nation reports that many people in the literary world have responded to the anti-transgender activism of JK Rowling with an open letter to the press, in which they assert ““we say: non-binary people are non-binary, trans women are women, trans men are men, trans rights are human rights.” The letter was penned after Rowling roused her radical feminist and right wing supporters to pen a letter in her defence three weeks ago. Signatories to the more pro-tolerance letter include Neil Gaiman and horror genre genius Stephen King, whose chilling masterpieces include the “TommyKnockers” and “The Stand”, the latter a useful warning in these times of the dangers of virus transmission. Ms Rowling had previously lavished obsequious praise on Mr King for his technical and artistic brilliance, citing him as a major influence on her. As Pink News reported, when Mr King came out as a supporter of trans people, Ms Rowling promptly deleted him as a social media contact, suggesting that her preoccupation with transgender women is becoming a personal crusade. Also signing on to the letter of tolerance is Margaret Atwood, a feminist icon and author of such important twentieth century novels as “Cat's Eye”, “The HandMaid's Tale” and “Life Before Man”. Atwood has already irritated the more extreme wing of feminism, when she used an article in the liberal press to caution the “Me Too” movement about its anti-democratic tendencies. Ms Atwood experienced abuse on twitter from radical feminists as a consequence and her support for trans women will further provoke their ire. However, she says, with other writers,““Your pronouns matter. You matter. You are loved.” The pro-equality letter has been signed by several hundred literary figures in the United States, says LGBT Nation. As for JK Rowling, she claimed during the summer that she did not hate trans women but merely wanted to respectful debate in an article on her personal website. Gay newswires have, however, since revealed that she has been promoting an online shop which sells crudely made anti-transgender and homophobic badges, suggesting that her approach has become more confrontational in recent weeks. The sales of anti-gay badges will, say political LGBTQ activists, alienate lesbian women who are already tired of being used by radical feminist groups.



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