UK Prime Minister supports JK Rowling after author reinforces transphobia and mocks hate crime law

UK Prime Minister supports JK Rowling after author reinforces transphobia and mocks hate crime law
UK Prime Minister supports JK Rowling after author reinforces transphobia and mocks hate crime law
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According to the Varietythe Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunakdemonstrated support for J.K. Rowling after the author of ‘Harry Potter’ mocked Scotland’s new hate crime law, daring police to arrest her for expressing transphobic comments.

The law, which came into force on Monday, includes a crime for inciting hatred regarding age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity and variations in sexual characteristics.

In a long thread published on Twitter, Rowling used April Fools’ Day to distill transphobia and make new attacks on the trans community.

In the text, she listed 10 trans women – including India Willoughbywhich has already denounced Rowling to the police for transphobia – who would benefit from the law.

Then she wrote:

“April first! Joke. Obviously, the people mentioned in the above tweets are not women, but men, every single one of them. In passing the Scottish Hate Crime Act, Scottish legislators appear to have placed more value on the feelings of men who fulfill their idea of ​​femininity, however misogynistically or opportunistically, than on the rights and freedoms of real women.”

On the same day, Sunak released a statement to the Daily Telegraph defending Rowling’s views.

“People should not be criminalized for stating simple facts about biology,” he said. “We believe in free speech in this country and conservatives will always protect it.”

Rowling has been criticized in recent years for its prejudiced views towards the transgender community, especially trans women.

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His comments were even criticized by some of the cast members of ‘Harry Potter’including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint It is Eddie Redmayne.

Supporters of the new law say the measure provides greater protection against threats and abusive behavior that are “intended to incite hatred” based on age, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

“The new legislation is open to abuse by activists who wish to silence those who speak out about the dangers of eliminating women-only spaces. It will be absurd to see criminal data on violent and sexual assaults committed by men being recorded as female crimes. It is a grotesque injustice to allow men to compete in women’s sports and steal jobs, honors and opportunities from women,” declared the author.

Rowling He also challenged the new law and mocked: “I’m looking forward to being arrested when I return to my hometown in Scotland.”

The article is in Portuguese

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