Following the original dispute, Rowling saw her book sales plummet compared to other authors, reportedly by two thirds, leading many to speculate how much the comments had damaged the author.
J.K. Rowling is releasing a crime thriller about a male serial killer who disguises as a woman, raising concerns on Twitter.
The writer, whose Harry Potter series has sold more than 500 million books, followed the tweet with a 3,600-word essay, in which she disclosed she had been a victim of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
In the first review of the new mystery novel, the Telegraph critic Jake Kerridge says the moral of the book, which is the latest release in the detective series that Rowling writes under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, "seems to be: never trust a man in a dress".
In Disclosure: Trans Lives On Screen, multiple trans women discuss the impact of Silence Of The Lambs' cross-dressing serial killer Buffalo Bill upon the wider understanding of trans people, saying that for many, it's their main or only image of a trans person.
Perth bookshop Rabble Books & Games has finally done what everyone was thinking by banning Harry Potter books from its premises, in response to JK Rowling's public and unrepentant transphobia. I'm sure there used to be a word for those people.
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Actress Cynthia Nixon addressed J.K. Rowling's anti-trans comments in a new interview.
Rowling then faced criticism again in June 2020 for her tweets regarding a DevEx article titled "Opinion: Creating a More Equal Post-COVID-19 World for People who Menstruate".
An early review of the novel in United Kingdom paper The Telegraph (via PinkNews) sign-posts that Troubled Blood, the fifth in Robert Galbraith's series, focuses on protagonist PI. "Someone help me out". That's me talking like a grumpy old man, but you just think, "Oh, get over yourself".
"It's an entirely common though insulting trope about trans women - that they are aggressive and unable to overcome their masculine nature, not to mention villainous - that has become all too common from cisgender authors with only a passing knowledge of trans people".
"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", Rowling wrote. "It isn't hate to speak the truth".
"J.K. Rowling's essay is unsafe hogwash that will only hurt trans people and reinforce a gender binary that oppresses women but go off, I guess", said one critic. After the woman filed a discrimination lawsuit and lost, Rowling came to her defense on Twitter, noting, "Dress however you please".