We the Mudbloods: J. K. Rowling and the Trans-Exterminationists (Book 3)

Previously: J. K. Rowling and the Trans-Exterminationists, Book 2

Zinnia JonesRowling goes on to cite her own experience with domestic violence and sexual assault as representative of “huge numbers of women” who supposedly share her views:

I’ve been in the public eye now for over twenty years and have never talked publicly about being a domestic abuse and sexual assault survivor. . . . I’m mentioning these things now not in an attempt to garner sympathy, but out of solidarity with the huge numbers of women who have histories like mine, who’ve been slurred as bigots for having concerns around single-sex spaces.

This suggests that there is a natural progression from women experiencing abuse and assault at the hands of men, to these women opposing trans women’s access to single-sex spaces. It is unlikely that such a general effect exists. RAINN provides statistics showing that 1 in 6 American women have experienced rape or attempted rape during their lifetime, while 1 in 33 American men have experienced rape or attempted rape. More women than men are subjected to intimate partner violence as well. However, surveys consistently find that women are substantially more supportive of trans people and trans rights than men. Continue reading

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We the Mudbloods: J. K. Rowling and the Trans-Exterminationists (Book 2)

Previously: J. K. Rowling and the Trans Exterminationists, Book 1

Zinnia JonesOnce again, the reality of trans lives is exactly the opposite of what Rowling suggests. Does she have any better evidence? No – it just gets worse from here:

The same phenomenon has been seen in the US. In 2018, American physician and researcher Lisa Littman set out to explore it. In an interview, she said:

‘Parents online were describing a very unusual pattern of transgender-identification where multiple friends and even entire friend groups became transgender-identified at the same time. I would have been remiss had I not considered social contagion and peer influences as potential factors.’

Littman mentioned Tumblr, Reddit, Instagram and YouTube as contributing factors to Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria, where she believes that in the realm of transgender identification ‘youth have created particularly insular echo chambers.’

Littman’s study (Littman, 2018) is a legendary example of pervasively bad anti-trans science, as if transphobia itself tore off a piece of its corrupted soul and embedded it in a paper. This is a publication containing so many egregious errors, with such thorough disregard for the entire body of literature that already exists pertaining to the topics it touches on, it is difficult to know where to begin; in the years since this study came out, I’ve published several Rowlings worth of dissections and criticism of its numerous shortcomings. What Littman created is a paper so deeply flawed from start to finish that it is practically useless and provides no credible results of any value whatsoever. Continue reading

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We the Mudbloods: J. K. Rowling and the Trans-Exterminationists (Book 1)

Zinnia JonesAs a published work by perhaps the most famous author in the world, J. K. Rowling’s muddled, meandering, hastily-assembled essay on the supposed dangers posed by transgender rights and acceptance earns a solid one-star review. In the absence of a byline, there would be nothing to indicate that this was produced by the creator of a beautiful fantasy world that captured the hearts of children and adults the world over. There is not a hint of transcendence, imagination, or humanist care for the well-being of others to be found here; it is a base and shameless exhibition of the worst tendencies of fear, ignorance, and dehumanization. Harry Potter is to this essay what Aladdin is to your vulgar uncle who spends Thanksgiving dinner calling for a billion people to be bombed into glass. Continue reading

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Happy Pride, remember your riotous roots!

by Heather McNamara

Pick up a brick.

This month is the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall riot. We have a tendency to think of it as the riot – the one that marked the beginning and end of rioting for queer rights but it was neither of those. It was one riot in a hundred year span of riots that succeeded and failed in varying degrees to convince the privileged that our lives mattered. Continue reading

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Swedish study, meet the Dutch study: Suicide rates among trans people are elevated, but not by “20 times”

Zinnia JonesAsk anti-trans activists to provide sources for their assertions that trans people’s identities are inauthentic or that transition treatment is ineffective, and you’ll typically hear one of these four: Continue reading

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