Harry Potter‘ author J.K. Rowling, in previous days, had liked a tweet comparing hormone prescriptions to anti-depressants, and this had caused great controversy.
In order to clarify the situation, Rowling posted 11 tweets in succession and expressed her concerns regarding hormone therapy. She also claimed that hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery are not solutions for people struggling with mental problems.
The author, who had got many negative responses following anti-trans tweets before, wrote:
“As I’ve said many times, the transition may be the answer for some. For others, it won’t – witness the accounts of detransitioners.”
Whereupon, transgender model and activist Munroe Bergdorf responded her through Twitter and criticized the writer, who has been spreading anti-trans misinformation for a while:
“Mark my words. JK Rowling is dangerous and poses threat to LGBT people.
Trans healthcare is not conversion therapy. This is INSANE.”
Bergdorf, awarded for ‘Changemaker of the Year’ added:
“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.
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.”
Below you can view the Bergdorf’s long Twitter thread.
If you want to know what is best for trans people. Listen to trans people.
More specifically, listen to black trans women who are navigating covid19, racism & transphobia.
Listen to supportive parents of trans kids who have watched their kids flourish after being listened to.
— Protect Trans Kids / BLM ✊🏾 (@MunroeBergdorf) July 5, 2020