Maybe cis people, famous or not, need to really think about what JK Rowling actually said and maybe ask why trans people would be so angry

We didn't attack her because of a 'difference in opinion'

She told the world that we shouldn't be allowed in certain public spaces

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It has been over a year and still random journalists are asking random famous people for their opinion on the whole JK anti trans stuff and STILL this same line gets trotted out

"The attacks on JK Rowling just for having an opinion, ghastly"

They never look at what she said.
So here it is, what she said boiled down from 4k words to...some words but less...

Trans women shouldn't be allowed in single sex spaces
Trans men, adorable but probably deluded and autistic
Trans kids aren't real
Her words were repeated on a global scale, reprinted in outlets to be read by literally billions of people. Every outlet covered her nonsense and subsequently the book she wrote and put out.

Her words are far, FAR more powerful than anyone you have ever met probably.
That is why trans people attacked JK Rowling.

Because she argued for essentially banning us from public spaces and who and what we are, aren't 'real'.

Do you get now WHY trans people were so pissed off?
If you have read this and are thinking "well, okay, but why can't you respect her opinion? We all have a right to our beliefs and you should respect hers politely"

Imagine how you would react if she wrote an essay about why you shouldn't be allowed to use the toilet at your job.

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