Harry Potter and the Chamber of Transphobia

How J.K. Rowling went from being a champion of the downtrodden to a recalcitrant bigot

In 1997 J.K. Rowling burst onto the scene with the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The book quickly gained in popularity and spawned several sequels, films, a theme park, a play, and more. As of this writing, Rowling’s works have been translated into 80 languages with “more to come”. The books themselves are a thinly veiled response to fascism and eugenics. Rowling has said she…

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Melissa Ingle

Melissa Ingle

Transgender data scientist and parent to two children.