Man, if J.K. Rowling didn’t have our respect for rising from poverty to become one of the richest authors in the history of the world, she’s certainly earned it with her nonstop bravery against the cancel mob. Granted, a woman in Rowling’s position is literally above cancellation – she could do nothing for the rest of her life and still have enough money to buy a small country. Nonetheless, the same can be said for many celebrities who have gone whimpering and apologizing before the SJW masses. Your money only protects you from these embarrassments if you truly believe that you’re in the right.
And it’s clear that, when it comes to the insanities that govern modern transgender policies, Rowling is quite comfortable pushing back on the tidal wave of criticism she’s received.
Weeks after penning a long, thoughtful (quite non-hateful) essay about her thoughts on transgender mania, Rowling waded back into the fray this week with a series of tweets. On Sunday, Rowling reaffirmed that she wishes no ill will on any transgender person while also confirming her critiques on the rush towards allowing children to “change genders” through the use of hormones and surgery.
“Hormone prescriptions are the new anti depressants. Yes they are sometimes necessary and lifesaving, but they should be a last resort. Pure laziness for those who would rather medicate than put in the time and effort to heal people’s minds,” Rowling said in one tweet.
This perfectly reasonable message drew another wave of backlash from the easily-offended morons who populate Twitter; they began attacking her for being insensitive to the needs of the mentally ill. Granted, one understands why this would be a particularly sore spot for them.
“When you lie about what I believe about mental health medication and when you misrepresent the views of a trans woman for whom I feel nothing but admiration and solidarity, you cross a line,” she wrote. “I’ve written and spoken about my own mental health challenges, which include OCD, depression and anxiety. I did so recently in my essay ‘TERF Wars.’ I’ve taken anti-depressants in the past and they helped me.”
Oh, well, that’s easily explained by the simple fact that all the men-in-dresses currently trying to cancel you did not actually READ your essay. They skimmed it (or headlines about it), confirmed that you were not ready to sign on to their agenda, and declared you an enemy of LGBT people.
“Many health professionals are concerned that young people struggling with their mental health are being shunted towards hormones and surgery when this may not be in their best interests,” she continued. “Many, myself included, believe we are watching a new kind of conversion therapy for young gay people, who are being set on a lifelong path of medicalisation that may result in the loss of their fertility and/or sexual function.”
She continued: “As I’ve said many times, transition may be the answer for some. For others, it won’t — witness the accounts of detransitioners. The system sees surgery as the easy fix to girls who do not conform. The long-term health risks of cross-sex hormones have now been tracked over a lengthy period. These side-effects are often minimised or denied by trans activists.”
In a final, mic-dropping post, she wrote: “None of that may trouble you or disturb your belief in your own righteousness. But if so, I can’t pretend I care much about your bad opinion of me.”
Who could say it any better?