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King Princess Calls Out J.K. Rowling For Transphobic Comments

King Princess, of ‘1950’ and ‘Talia’ fame, has directly called out and condemned Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling for her transphobic comments over the weekend.

For context, J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to let her thoughts known about a Devex headline that read ‘people who menstruate’ as opposed to ‘women’. After being called out on Twitter for the erasure in her comments, she doubled down. Notably, this isn’t the first time Rowling has tried to erase or invalidate trans people on the platform.

King Princess, real name Mikaela Straus, posted a lengthy caption on Instagram addressing Rowling, saying, “I am not the person you will find calling out people on the internet, but that being said this one is personal.”

“JK Rowling …why I find your comments so disconcerting,” she continued, “damn there are so many reasons.

“First of all, I don’t think especially now, that you realize the accidental queer haven you created in your books for so many kids within the LGBT spectrum. Right now you are telling countless trans/femme kids that they basically didn’t deserve to be a part of that Utopia. That you pretty much negate the presence of their identities in this world.

“And the worst part of all is that you feel attacked? You feel like your womanhood is attacked by a movement towards trans equality? What does this AT ALL have to do with you and your womanhood and why do you feel so angry? Are you scared that the inclusion of trans femme people somehow erases you?

“Do you see the swarths of cisgender white woman agreeing with you on twitter and basically unifying over the erasure or trans bodies? Do you see that by talking you are refusing to listen to a group of people are being murdered, beaten, and left unprotected by the law everyday.”

Read Straus’ full Instagram post below.

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I am not the person you will find calling out people on the internet, but that being said this one is personal. JK Rowling …why I find your comments so disconcerting … damn there are so many reasons. First of all, I don’t think especially now, that you realize the accidental queer haven you created in your books for so many kids within the lgbt spectrum. Right now you are telling countless trans/femme kids that they basically didn’t deserve to be a part of that Utopia. That you pretty much negate the presence of their identities in this world. And the worst part of all is that you feel attacked? You feel like your womanhood is attacked by a movement towards trans equality? What does this AT ALL have to do with you and your womanhood and why do you feel so angry? Are you scared that the inclusion of trans femme people somehow erases you? Do you see the swarths of cisgender white woman agreeing with you on twitter and basically unifying over the erasure or trans bodies? Do you see that by talking you are refusing to listen to a group of people are being murdered, beaten, and left unprotected by the law everyday. Because I know, and so many others know that you, as a white cis gender woman, have had a lot more years of systematic privilege and power than trans folks. Separating cis women from trans women is exactly what allows this systematic privilege/hierarchy to continue. So please ask yourself why you are talking, why you are disrupting this movement with your confusing words, and why, as a writer, you feel the need to attack a group of people who most likely sustained your business for many years. Bye

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