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JK Rowling’s Loved Ones “Begged” Her To Not Publicize Trans Views

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JK Rowling has revealed that her loved ones pleaded with her to keep her controversial views on transgender issues private. The ‘Harry Potter’ author, who has faced intense backlash for asserting that trans women “are not women,” disclosed her views in an essay. Rowling confessed that she initially remained silent due to requests from those close to her. “People around me, including some I love, were begging me not to speak”, said JK Rowling. Rowling’s stance became public in 2019, when she supported researcher Maya Forstater, fired for questioning gender self-identification policies. In 2020, Rowling criticized the term “people who menstruate,” prompting accusations of trans-exclusionary radical feminism (TERF). ‘Harry Potter’ actor Daniel Radcliffe condemned her comments, emphasizing that “Transgender women are women”.

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