Famous transphobe J.Ok. Rowling’s new guide is a couple of lady who’s persecuted for being transphobic

It could appear odd to attempt to make a racist transphobe a sympathetic character, however hey, that’s J.K. Rowling for you. The creator’s newest guide, The Ink Black Heart, is all a couple of content material creator who’s persecuted for being transphobic — a novel thought, contemplating Rowling’s historical past.

The Ink Black Heart is a part of Rowling’s crime collection Cormoran Strike and is written below the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. In the guide, YouTube cartoon creator Edie Ledwell is criticized for being racist, ableist, and transphobic in her work (per Rolling Stone)Soon sufficient, she’s doxxed with photographs of her house unfold on-line and receives demise and rape threats.

You’d be proper to imagine Rowling bought the concept for The Ink Black Heart from her personal life, since she has, lately, tweeted her support for a researcher who was fired from her job for being transphobic, mocked the gender-inclusive phrase “individuals who menstruate,” blocked Stephen King on Twitter for NOT being transphobic, stated individuals who take hormones are displaying “pure laziness,” made a person carrying a gown the villain in a novel, and criticized a invoice in Scotland that makes it simpler for folk to legally change their gender.

Still, regardless of all this proof (which, if that listing was too lengthy for you, Rowling summed up her beliefs in a tidy 3,600-word transphobic manifesto), Rowling insists The Ink Black Heart was not impressed by her personal life. “I want to be very clear that I haven’t written this guide as a solution to something that occurred to me,” the creator wrote on her website, stating that she wrote the novel earlier than her personal Internet backlash got here to a head. In any case, it seems like the proper various to bathroom paper.



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