Cynthia Nixon Responds to J.K. Rowling’s Transphobic Comments
Cynthia Nixon doesn’t understand why author J.K. Rowling continues to make bad remarks about the transgender community.
The actress opened up about the love she and her family had for J.K. Rowling’s work, until she argued that trans women aren’t real women and trans men aren’t real men.
Of course, Cynthia has a trans son so the comments were personal.
“It was really painful for him because so much of his childhood was tied up with ‘Harry Potter,’” she told The Independent. “We’re a ‘Harry Potter’ family. The books seem to be about championing people who are different, so for her to select this one group of people who are obviously different and sort of deny their existence, it’s just… it’s really baffling. I know she feels like she’s standing up for feminism, but I don’t get it.”
J.K. would defend her opinion in a lengthy essay, saying that she took offense to being called a “TERF” or “Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist.”
“I’m concerned about the huge explosion in young women wishing to transition and also about the increasing numbers who seem to be detransitioning (returning to their original sex), because they regret taking steps that have, in some cases, altered their bodies irrevocably, and taken away their fertility,” she wrote.
Well, to be honest, we’re baffled by it too, Cynthia. But perhaps time will bring awareness and clarity.