TERF Wars: Why Transphobia Has no Place in Feminism.

Laurie Penny
26 min readJun 16, 2020

What happened to sisterhood?

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Last week, beloved children’s author J.K. Rowling briefly became the world’s most famous transphobe. After the Harry Potter writer spent days defending transphobia on Twitter and in her blog, writing that she was “worried about the new trans activism,” millions of distraught fans and confused bystanders were left wondering what the hell was…

Laurie Penny

Based on a true story. Author, journalist, screenwriter, social justice bard.