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‘You’re burning the wrong witch’: Writer who set out to do piece on ‘Transphobic JK Rowling Quotes’ abandons it after failing to find ‘a single truly transphobic message’

A writer who had planned to craft a piece about “Transphobic” quotes from world-famous “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling admitted that after months of research, she ultimately failed to uncover any examples.

“Right, I’m done. 3 months ago, I was tasked with writing an article detailing ’20 Transphobic JK Rowling Quotes We’re Done With’ After 12 weeks of reading her books, tweets, full essay & finding the context of these ‘quotes’, I’ve not found a single truly transphobic message,” E J Rosetta tweeted. “In the process, I peaked. JK Rowling is not an ‘intolerable transphobe’, she’s a (talented) woman who could have sat back & been beloved forever, but looked around & paid attention as the intersection of trans rights and women’s rights has had understandable growing pains,” Rosetta wrote.

Rosetta continued: “3 months of dedicated research & I cannot find a single truly transphobic JK Rowling quote that stands up against the scrutiny of journalistic integrity. The abuse JK has endured is beyond forgiveness. Every death threat, r*pe threat & torrent of abuse, she has born w/ grace.” She added, “Shame on those who have framed her under the guise of ‘reporting’ when you must know, deep down, you are just chucking out clickbait & stirring up hate. Shame on those who followed that propaganda without critical thought. You’re burning the wrong witch. I stand with @jk_rowling.”

u201cShame on those who have framed her under the guise of u201creportingu201d when you must know, deep down, you are just chucking out clickbait & stirring up hate. Shame on those who followed that propaganda without critical thought.nnYouu2019re burning the wrong witch. I stand with @jk_rowlingu201d

— E J Rosetta (@E J Rosetta)
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Rowling, who recognizes the reality of biological sex and advocates for protecting women’s rights, also has concerns about the transgender movement’s impact on young people.

“I’m concerned about the huge explosion in young women wishing to transition and also about the increasing numbers who seem to be detransitioning (returning to their original sex), because they regret taking steps that have, in some cases, altered their bodies irrevocably, and taken away their fertility,” Rowling wrote in a 2020 essay.

In that same essay, Rowling said that she cared about the safety of both transgender women and biological women — transgender woman is a term that refers to a man who identifies as a woman.

“Like every other domestic abuse and sexual assault survivor I know, I feel nothing but empathy and solidarity with trans women who’ve been abused by men,” Rowling wrote. “So I want trans women to be safe. At the same time, I do not want to make natal girls and women less safe. When you throw open the doors of bathrooms and changing rooms to any man who believes or feels he’s a woman … then you open the door to any and all men who wish to come inside. That is the simple truth.”