What a naughty girl she is

Taking to Twitter on Saturday, the Harry Potter author, 54, sparked fury among fellow social media users as she reacted to an online article titled ‘Opinion: Creating a more equal post COVID-19 world for people who menstruate.’

‘”People who menstruate.” I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?’, the award-winning writer told her 14.5million followers.

Disappointed fans and other users of the micro-blogging site branded the screenwriter’s remarks ‘anti-trans’ and ‘transphobic’, as transgenders, non-binary and gender-nonconforming individuals can also menstruate.

Well now, transgenders, non-binary and gender-nonconforming individuals who are women can also menstruate and transgenders, non-binary and gender-nonconforming individuals who are men cannot also menstruate.

Entirely true that this is not the entire case as well. There are many post-menopausal women who are women and do not menstruate, there are anorexics who are women who do not menstruate and so on. A useful and rough but good enough idea being that those who menstruate are women but that not all of those who do not are not.

I’m probably being -ist or -obic about something there…..

19 thoughts on “What a naughty girl she is”

  1. Christ on fucking crutches.
    Yet another good reason, if one were needed, for not going anywhere near these things.

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    I’m probably being -ist or -obic about something there…..

    Oh, probably. Personally I am enjoying the new rules and think that JK Rowling needs to be cancelled. This is the world that she and others like her have created. She should have been aware of the consequences of her actions when she made Hogwarts so painfully politically correct (as well as had the courage of her creation – when she created Harry’s world, of course it was racist. If Magic is genetic, then the baddies are absolutely right – it is a gift that needs to be protected against extinction through inter-breeding She should have worked with it or dumped it. Not cowardly tried to have it both ways).

    After all, it means that because some men have abortions I am entirely entitled to comment on the legality or otherwise of the procedure.

  3. No sympathy for her – she’s a Labour activist.

    Speaking of windups, I like this guy’s style:

    A Toronto man has been arrested and charged after he turned up to an anti-racism protest in blackface on Saturday. The man, who has not been identified, showed up wearing black paint on his face at the event in Nathan Phillips Square, where protesters had gathered to call for an end to racism and police brutality. Toronto police said the man was arrested and charged with breaching the peace.
    As he was led away he shouted: ‘Don’t tell me go get a tan. I got a tan.’

  4. The whole thing is great, from that Harry Potter woman’s PoMo word salad about how much she respects trannies (lie), to the aggressive stupidity of the replies:

    I haven’t had a menstrual cycle since early high school, and I’m 21. I guess I’m not a woman anymore? :/.

    How is set theory even real?

    it’s amazing that you want this to taint your legacy. That this is something you want people to read […] on your Wikipedia in 60 years

    Won’t SOMEONE think of your Wikipedia page? :-/

    transgender men can menstruate

    Those Chilean skydiving lessons are looking ever more attractive, eh?

    JK Rowling taking this moment when not only Americans but people all over the world are in the streets talking about police killing Black people to be an anti-trans bigot makes it clear she not only hates trans folks she doesn’t give a shit about Black folks either.

    J “KKK” Rowling, innit?

    Trans women are women and they are fighting for their lives. When you push this trans exclusionary agenda, you make their lives infinitely more difficult.

    Can she interest you muggles in Slytherin branded rope?

    Anyway, remember 20 years ago and stodgy adults were worried about children reading JK’s retarded Worst Witch fanfic, and everyone else was like “nuh uh! At least they’re READING!”

    Well, here we are now. EXPECTO MONGOLOIDUS!

    None of this would have happened if kids read the Flashman novels instead.

  5. As I keep saying–if all this shite is to end then the left must be broken. They are behind almost EVERY problem facing the world at this point.

  6. “Mammals don’t lay eggs!”
    “Yeah, but here’s a chicken, and it lays eggs and it’s a mammal so you’re wrong.”
    “Chickens aren’t mammals, lol”
    “Why are you so anti-chicken?”

    Meanwhile, the duck-billed platypus rolls its eyes and puts on the telly.

  7. Harry’s world, of course it was racist

    Yep, considering that ‘muggle’ is the ‘nigger’ of the Potterverse, she was rather free with it. An insight into the mindset.

    The goodies in the Potterverse were rather like today’s wealthy liberals; they profess sympathy for the untermenschen but live separate lives, filled with magic and wonder.

  8. Rowling is a Naughty Girl…

    Whether you like her or not, she’s got her own opinion about Stuff, which may not align with the current fad-du-jour of the Twatterati/Fandom crowd.

    Her Potter books also made her rich enough not to care one whit about the opinion of a bunch of dweebs in adult clothing.
    I do like the threat to her Wikipedia page.. afaik it’s heavily moderated, if not given Protected status, given the ….”attention”… it gets from every other nutter out there.. So good luck there…

    Meanwhile … another dweebstorm on Twat about another “celebrity” not following the Narrative… meh….

  9. There are vastly too many people with nothing to absorb their energies. Send them to dig coal, by hand. We may not get much coal, but we’d get them out of our hair.

  10. As my nether regions cannot, my heart bleeds for JKR (and her moronic critics who need to understand basic biology)

  11. @MC
    “The goodies in the Potterverse were rather like today’s wealthy liberals; they profess sympathy for the untermenschen but live separate lives, filled with magic and wonder.”

    very good, best comment I’ve read anywhere in days.

  12. One should never listen to the mad.

    Cutting your tits off and growing a beard via steroids is a sure sign of madness.

  13. @ Bravefart
    In England (I expect also in Scotland) the offence is “Conduct likely to lead to a breach of the peace” so he was arrested because the police assumed that some “woke” individual was going to attack him, not because *he* had broken the peace.

  14. “None of this would have happened if kids read the Flashman novels instead.”

    (slow golf clap)*

    * I’d include Theo but BiND already did.

    Cheers

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