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(Pink News UK)   Republican senator uses J.K. Rowling's "I'm not a TERF, but..." essay to help kill an LGBT protection bill   (pinknews.co.uk) divider line
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2020-06-19 12:53:26 PM  
Fark him.
Fark TERFs.
And fark JKR.

I loved her books as a kid. But being able to write well enough about a fantastic wizarding world doesn't magically grant her any sort of empathy or expertise when it comes to issues like this.
 
2020-06-19 1:42:47 PM  
He's right. He's not a TERF.

But at this point, is there really a difference?
 
2020-06-19 1:58:45 PM  
Remember just last week when a lot of folks were saying "She's just an author, let it go", "Then just read something else!", and Her influence is overblown"?

The trans community and our allies got completely talked over when we were understandably upset over not just how much damage she's already done, but how much she can do in the future because of her platform.

/Still beyond tired of the bigotry
 
2020-06-19 2:22:12 PM  
I would like to express my supreme gratitude to all the gender critical people helping shape policy and informing me ever so graciously of how little I matter and how I am living a lie.  I never would have experienced this growing up at all from the age of 9 when I started questioning my gender.  There has never been existential crises with my identity.  If only I had made the choice to stay cis and accept the privilege of being a white man despite all the crippling depression and anxiety.  It is such a blessing to worry about being confronted about where I pee based on genetics instead if how I present myself.  Your arguments are extremely well thought out, especially when you point out how toilets were designed specifically to accommodate genitalia instead of standing vs sitting. The compassion you lot demonstrate for us, by trying to deliver us before the Christian gd instead of putting heaven on earth by making existence palpable, is truly at its Zenith.  I would like to thank each and every one of you in person with your preferred colloquial greeting 🖕🏻 and a fondling of your junk, since that seems to be your preferred greeting as opposed to a hand shake.

/s
 
2020-06-19 3:06:30 PM  
JK
Shut up and read what you have been writing, and THINK about it for a bit
I would like to think you are better than this, or at least smart enough to stop talking
 
2020-06-19 3:07:50 PM  

Eclectic: Remember just last week when a lot of folks were saying "She's just an author, let it go", "Then just read something else!", and Her influence is overblown"?

The trans community and our allies got completely talked over when we were understandably upset over not just how much damage she's already done, but how much she can do in the future because of her platform.

/Still beyond tired of the bigotry


I always thought she was pandering.

"Oh, yeah, by the way, Dumbledore is gay!"
"Oh, yeah, I never said Hermione had to be white!"

...and now we know it was just CYA...
 
2020-06-19 3:25:38 PM  

IlGreven: Eclectic: Remember just last week when a lot of folks were saying "She's just an author, let it go", "Then just read something else!", and Her influence is overblown"?

The trans community and our allies got completely talked over when we were understandably upset over not just how much damage she's already done, but how much she can do in the future because of her platform.

/Still beyond tired of the bigotry

I always thought she was pandering.

"Oh, yeah, by the way, Dumbledore is gay!"
"Oh, yeah, I never said Hermione had to be white!"

...and now we know it was just CYA...


Not white knighting her, but the dumbldore thing was pretty much obvious if unsaid

She's not in the right here, but that doesn't make her a nazi
 
2020-06-19 3:29:10 PM  
Thanks Voldemort.
 
2020-06-19 3:35:15 PM  
 Oh and fark Lankford
 
2020-06-19 3:43:38 PM  
Did a trans person piss in her cornflakes or something
 
2020-06-19 3:45:05 PM  
Someone listened to a story teller? Entertainment is not reality.
 
2020-06-19 3:46:37 PM  
No she's a TERF and it's very sad
 
2020-06-19 3:47:18 PM  
"We don't want anyone to be discriminated against, anyone, but we can do this in a way that accommodates everyone, and that we can actually work towards agreement."

This is essentially the All Lives Matter argument in a nutshell. You don't care enough about protecting the people who are actually being hurt by bad actors, so you wrap yourself in your love for all of mankind and sit on any solution for as long as possible.

fark you.
 
2020-06-19 3:47:44 PM  
(HP was always stupid banal trash)
 
2020-06-19 3:50:24 PM  
That b*tch Carol BaskinsJK Rowling.
 
2020-06-19 3:50:24 PM  
So they can't even come up with their OWN defenses?
 
2020-06-19 3:50:48 PM  

baka-san: JK
Shut up and read what you have been writing, and THINK about it for a bit
I would like to think you are better than this, or at least smart enough to stop talking


I would've agreed with this sentiment a decade ago. It's sad, but she's gone.
 
2020-06-19 3:51:24 PM  
For every one like 'em, I have two on FB who happily accept my preferred name and pronoun. So whatevs. You're on the losing side of history.
 
2020-06-19 3:52:14 PM  
When do the centaurs mount him?
 
2020-06-19 3:52:38 PM  

baka-san: Not white knighting her, but the dumbldore thing was pretty much obvious if unsaid


Which is textbook queerbaiting.
 
2020-06-19 3:52:55 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: (HP was always stupid banal trash)


It gave us Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, so it's a wash.
 
2020-06-19 3:53:13 PM  
Republicans always lie.
 
2020-06-19 3:53:19 PM  
Turns out Senator Lankford has been pooping on his shoes all his life.
 
2020-06-19 3:54:20 PM  
When WE believe that WE have the right to grant THEM their civil rights, that is pretty much the definition of inequality.

"But look at how much we have given them already!"

Oh, fark you.  Who put you in charge of the rules anyway?
 
2020-06-19 3:54:34 PM  
Did it ever occur to Rowling that she's now on the same side as the nuts who burned her books?
 
2020-06-19 3:55:19 PM  

whats updog: Did it ever occur to Rowling that she's now on the same side as the nuts who burned her books?


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2020-06-19 3:56:31 PM  
I never realised Rowling thought of Umbridge as a heroic figure, but here we are.

\the goblins are a bad jewish stereotype
\\Cho Chang is not a chinese name and her only role in the story was to fall in love with white protagonists (Harry, Cedric)
 
2020-06-19 3:57:26 PM  
JK Rowling: "I want to tell you one more thing I know about the transs..."
 
2020-06-19 3:57:31 PM  
Thanks for giving them ideas, dumbass.
 
2020-06-19 3:57:51 PM  

Eclectic: Remember just last week when a lot of folks were saying "She's just an author, let it go", "Then just read something else!", and Her influence is overblown"?

The trans community and our allies got completely talked over when we were understandably upset over not just how much damage she's already done, but how much she can do in the future because of her platform.

/Still beyond tired of the bigotry


Everybody should link this article to her twitter feed and call her ignorant & other assorted unsavory names.  I'm fuming but don't want to get a time out.
 
2020-06-19 3:58:02 PM  

Megathuma: And fark JKR.


I feel bad for all the kids who grew up reading Harry Potter. just to see utter farking trash come out of that lady's mouth.  It's embarrassing.   And I'm not even invested in Harry Potter.
 
2020-06-19 3:58:47 PM  
This has got to be an Evangelical wet dream come true. They get to pray away the gay, AND make everyone hate those Satanic Harry Potter books at the same time? Score.
 
2020-06-19 3:59:08 PM  

Moroning: Soup4Bonnie: (HP was always stupid banal trash)

It gave us Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, so it's a wash.


Also, Original Dwayne Johnson.
 
2020-06-19 4:00:48 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Moroning: Soup4Bonnie: (HP was always stupid banal trash)

It gave us Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, so it's a wash.

Also, Original Dwayne Johnson.


Thats always been one of my favorite  things on the internet
 
2020-06-19 4:01:49 PM  
OK, what the fark is a TERF?
 
2020-06-19 4:02:10 PM  

whats updog: Did it ever occur to Rowling that she's now on the same side as the nuts who burned her books?


She's saying utter shiat, but you can tell she's trying to be diplomatic about it, but the people retweeting her are vile in the extreme.  There's not even a pretense of equality or sympathy for the people she's trashing.

You'd think if you had an ounce of humanity you'd reconsider what the fark you're doing when people like that come out to defend you.  I guess not.
 
2020-06-19 4:02:13 PM  

Eclectic: Remember just last week when a lot of folks were saying "She's just an author, let it go", "Then just read something else!", and Her influence is overblown"?

The trans community and our allies got completely talked over when we were understandably upset over not just how much damage she's already done, but how much she can do in the future because of her platform.

/Still beyond tired of the bigotry


Apparently I missed this story.  When did Rowling go anti-trans?
 
2020-06-19 4:03:43 PM  

Subtonic: OK, what the fark is a TERF?


They're transphobe bigoted "feminists"
 
2020-06-19 4:04:24 PM  
And now, the countdown begins to when we catch Lankford snorting meth off a rentboy's asscheeks.
 
2020-06-19 4:05:32 PM  

DarnoKonrad: Megathuma: And fark JKR.

I feel bad for all the kids who grew up reading Harry Potter. just to see utter farking trash come out of that lady's mouth.  It's embarrassing.   And I'm not even invested in Harry Potter.


As I understand it, most of the organized groups of Harry Potter fans have been quick to denounce Rowling's comments.  They see the books as a tale of love triumphing over hate, and are determined to stick to the ideals of the books even if Rowling herself won't.
 
2020-06-19 4:05:34 PM  

Subtonic: OK, what the fark is a TERF?


Originally it meant "Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists" and referred to a branch of feminists that hated trans women.

Now it just means transphobic women. Which is cool, language evolves, but it always grates me just a tiny bit.

/my struggles with the word TERF are very very irrelevant.
 
2020-06-19 4:06:03 PM  
IlGreven:

"Oh, yeah, by the way, Dumbledore is gay!"

The only way you could miss Dumbledore having a thing for the lads is if you're convinced Lindsay Graham is straight.
 
2020-06-19 4:06:04 PM  
JK Rowling is basically HP Lovecraft if Lovecraft had been popular in his time instead of being sort of a half-known recluse in the background of the genre.

Like, she has the grace and self-awareness to at least know she needs to pretend to be a reasonably functional human being if she wants to interact with the public (because popularity has forced them upon her) and her half-hearted attempts to do so are in themselves all the more entertaining for how unconvincing they are, but if you're seriously attempting to quote her as an intellectual authority on social issues your life went seriously wrong somewhere and you need to go home and read a non-fiction book or two while you rethink the course of your life choices.

This is the woman who put antisemitic caricatures straight off of a Nazi propaganda poster into her first published work and had a multi-book plotline about how slaves (specifically enslaved because of their race and transplanted from their homeland to be wholly owned by individual British white people, even) are better off in slavery, actually, they totally love being slaves, and how anyone campaigning to have them not be slaves was just a silly SJW whose help was unwanted and counterproductive.  Like, I get that a big fanfiction community sprung up around those works that was very welcoming to LGBTetc people because the overall themes of the books map well to the experience, but... I mean, literally the same applies to Lovecraft, and it doesn't make quoting Lovecraft on race relations any better of an idea.
 
2020-06-19 4:06:31 PM  

meat0918: Subtonic: OK, what the fark is a TERF?

They're transphobe bigoted "feminists"


Odd choice for the acronym then. And, this is a new one to me. I thought feminists only hated men.
 
2020-06-19 4:07:39 PM  

Subtonic: OK, what the fark is a TERF?


It's the llama half of terf & serf.
 
2020-06-19 4:08:50 PM  

Subtonic: OK, what the fark is a TERF?


Trans Excluding Radical Feminist.
Chicks who basically believe that only by bleeding out your vajayjay and popping out kids can you be a real woman.
 
2020-06-19 4:09:34 PM  

Dafatone: Subtonic: OK, what the fark is a TERF?

Originally it meant "Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists" and referred to a branch of feminists that hated trans women.

Now it just means transphobic women. Which is cool, language evolves, but it always grates me just a tiny bit.

/my struggles with the word TERF are very very irrelevant.


Ah. Thanks.
 
2020-06-19 4:10:36 PM  

Subtonic: OK, what the fark is a TERF?


"Trans-exclusive Radical Feminist" it's a self-identifying group of bigots
 
2020-06-19 4:10:42 PM  
Fark you Christians who act like you're some persecuted minority that's a victim of discrimination.

Fark you with your fanciest goddamned cross. You all suck.
 
2020-06-19 4:11:08 PM  
"Wait!" It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This "Wait" has almost always meant "Never." We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that "justice too long delayed is justice denied."
-Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from the Birmingham Jail
 
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