Rowling went into high snark mode with the title of the article: “Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for menstruating men. ”
“Menstruating people,” Rowling mocked. “I’m sure there was a word for these people. Someone is helping me. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud? “
Twitterverse took action, criticizing Rowling for failing to recognize that transgender and non-binary people who are born women but do not identify as women may still be menstruating.
Rowling later posted that she was “empathetic towards trans people for decades,” but raised more issues by adding, “I would walk with you if you were discriminated against on the basis of being trans.
“At the same time, my life has been shaped by being a woman. I don’t think it’s odious to say it. ”
On Saturday evening, she still insisted that “sex is real” and was still criticized by the LGBTQ GLAAD organization.
“We support young trans people, especially Harry Potter fans hurt by his inaccurate and cruel tweets,” the group tweeted.
In December, Rowling faced a backlash for supporting a researcher who claimed that biological sex could not be changed.