She was once the most beloved author in the world—until she decided to speak her mind about the part of the transgender movement that started infiltrating same-sex spaces that were once only reserved for biological women. JK Rowling, award-winning author of the popular Harry Potter series, has never held her tongue when it comes to defending women. She bashed Nicola Sturgeon, a Scottish politician serving as the First Minister of Scotland and Leader of the Scottish National Party, who avidly supported a violent male rapist to be placed in an all-female prison because he "transitioned" to being a transgender woman after he was convicted of his crimes. Sturgeon also blocked a law in a gender reform bill that would prohibit rapists and child abusers from "changing sex."
"Men defining what a woman is, what women should and shouldn’t fear, what women should and shouldn’t say, what rights women should be fine with giving up and, of course, what constitutes ‘real’ misogyny: get a bloody mirror. That’s real misogyny, looking right back at you," Rowling tweeted.
Despite the many cries of her being a TERF and a transphobe, Rowling has not backed down. She continues to advocate for women in same-sex spaces, and now she is publicly criticizing the performing of transgender procedures and surgeries on children.
JK Rowling Slams Children's Transgender Procedures As "One of the Worst Medical Scandals" in History
In a recent episode of the podcast "The Witch Trials of JK Rowling," which features interviews with Rowling and many experts and journalists, Rowling pointed out the fact that there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people who are "transitioning." She posed the question, "Should we not be asking why this is happening?"
She says this movement has resulted in a man who has "had no surgery whatsoever" but simply "feels himself to be a woman" being given access to "every woman's bathroom, changing room, rape center." And to this, Rowling simply says no.
"We are in a cultural moment where that individual’s hurt is being prioritized over the hurt of women whose rights and boundaries are under sustained assault. And I think it’s interesting to ask why the pain of one group is being prioritized over the pain of other groups," she said.
What started as simply a request for people's preferred pronouns quickly turned into men demanding access to all-female prisons because they suddenly decided they felt like a woman. Rowling says this is unacceptable, referencing the statistic that 88% of sexual assaults take place in spaces that are coed. She also raised concern about the fact that there are hardly any men who are speaking out against this. "Do they not know what their fellow men do?" she asked.
Rowling also called out the trans procedures that are being administered to minors. She is wary about the fact that children are "being persuaded that a solution for all distress is lifelong medicalization." Experimenting with kids has long-term effects that we don't even fully understand yet.
"I genuinely think that we are watching one of the worst medical scandals in a century," she added. "I would ask proponents of gender identity ideology—if you are wrong, you have cheered on, you’ve created a climate, quite a threatening climate, in which whistleblowers and young people themselves are being intimidated out of raising concerns."
One of the reasons she is so outspoken about these issues and particularly how they affect women is because she herself is a survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
"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," she said. "I do not want to make natal girls and women less safe. When you throw open the doors of bathrooms and changing rooms to any man who believes or feels he’s a woman … then you open the door to any and all men who wish to come inside."
Even though she is a left-leaning individual who has always been a feminist, she says the "puritanical, judgmental and authoritarian" shift of liberals has resulted in many people like her being alienated and attacked.
"The left is making a tremendous mistake in espousing this quasi-religious witch-hunting behavior," she said.