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August 28, 2020

JK Rowling Returns Award from "Human Rights" Group After That Group Decides She's Now a "Transphobe" Responsible for the "Harm" Trans Pyrsyns Experience When They Commit Suicide or Cut Themselves

I'm getting really, really tired of the "Do what I say or I'll kill myself" hysterics.

Glad to see even liberals are sick of it now, too.

JK Rowling is returning the Ripple of Hope award given to her last year by the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights (RFKHR) organisation after its president, Kennedy's daughter, criticised her views on transgender issues.

The award, which is for people who have shown a "commitment to social change", was presented to Rowling in December for her work with her children’s charity, Lumos.....

But earlier this month, Kerry Kennedy, a lawyer and president of RFKHR, put out a statement describing her "dismay" over what "deeply troubling transphobic tweets and statements" made by the Harry Potter author.


...

In her statement Kennedy said that Rowling's comments "had the effect of degrading trans people's lived experiences", and that her "attacks upon the transgender community are inconsistent with the fundamental beliefs and values of RFKHR and represent a repudiation of my father’s vision".


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On Thursday, Rowling announced on her website that she would be returning the award.

"Because of the very serious conflict of views between myself and RFKHR, I feel I have no option but to return the Ripple of Hope award bestowed upon me last year," Rowling wrote. "I am deeply saddened that RFKHR has felt compelled to adopt this stance, but no award or honour, no matter my admiration for the person for whom it was named, means so much to me that I would forfeit the right to follow the dictates of my own conscience."

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"RFKHR has stated that there is no conflict between the current radical trans rights movement and the rights of women," said Rowling. "The thousands of women who've got in touch with me disagree, and, like me, believe this clash of rights can only be resolved if more nuance is permitted in the debate."


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