Author J.K. Rowling admitted that she knew her comments about the trans community would land “like a hand grenade” — but she said that she was so “angry” she pushed ahead anyway.
The “Harry Potter” creator has been working through her comments and the backlash she has received on a serial podcast titled “The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling,” and she said on episode five that the real firestorm began in 2020 while the world was still reeling from the impact of the COVID pandemic.
What set Rowling off initially, she said, was an article she saw on Twitter titled “Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate” — and she said that she saw in that one headline a concerted effort within the trans
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