J.K. Rowling Compares Hormone Treatment to "Conversion Therapy for Young Gay People"
It's from the 'Harry Potter' author's latest transphobic rant
In her latest Twitter rant, Rowling suggested that hormone treatment and surgery are a new form of "conversion therapy."
"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 medicalization that may result in the loss of their fertility and/or full sexual function," she wrote as part of an enormous Twitter thread.
The rant was in response to user @TrinerScot, who had reacted negatively to Rowling liking a post that suggested hormone prescriptions were the "new antidepressants" that were being prescribed out of "pure laziness":
Who had money on JK Rowling pivoting to supporting those who call people who take mental health medication "lazy"?— Ŧરίʂƚαŋ writes (@TrinerScot) July 4, 2020
I take daily medication to function, this sentiment is beyond offensive, it is actively harmful to millions. pic.twitter.com/7UOgBx0ZLX
Taking a screenshot of Triner's post, Rowling started her thread by saying, "I've ignored fake tweets attributed to me and RTed widely. I've ignored porn tweeted at children on a thread about their art. I've ignored death and rape threats. I'm not going to ignore this."
Once again, Rowling's rant has been widely denounced by people of all walks of life. Model and activist Munroe Bergdorf summed it up well:
J.K. Rowling is not a scientist. She is not a doctor. She is not an expert on gender. She is not a supporter of our community.— Protect Trans Kids / BLM ✊🏾 (@MunroeBergdorf) July 5, 2020
She is a billionaire, cisgender, heterosexual, white woman who has decided that she knows what is best for us and our bodies. This is not her fight.