• Rebecca Watson wrote a new post, JK Rowling is a TERF (but You Can Still Enjoy Harry Potter), on the site Skepchick 7 months, 3 weeks ago

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    JK Rowling, who you may know as the author of the theory that wizards don’t n […]

    • The better reason not to use TERF in place of transphobe is that it is not a synonym for transphobe. It is a subset of transphobe. Not all bigoted fuckfaces are radical feminists.

      • Excellent point Ruth, many of them don’t even claim to be “feminists”

      • Though I do like the term Feminism-Appropriating Reactionary Transphobe, or FART for short, instead.

    • Thought this might help people feel better after Rowling let the LGBT community and its allies down.

      If you’re feeling sad about JK Rowling, here’s a heartwarming story about Buffy’s Anthony Stewart-Head going out of his way for a young trans fan https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/12/20/jk-rowling-anthony-stewart-head-trans-fan/

    • My son is 9 and lives the Harry Potter series. I think NK Jemisin is a little out of his league till he’s a few years older. Do you have any suggestions of series or authors to suggest to him? Honestly I’m only asking because even at the library they generally recommend the most popular, which isn’t always the best or most inclusive.

      • That’s an excellent question Josh. I’m going to do some research and put together a list of Potterternatives over at Grounded Parents. Look for it soon!