Gender-fluid comedian Eddie Izzard recently spoke with The Telegraph, saying she’s followed the controversy about JK Rowling, but doesn’t believe the Harry Potter author is transphobic.
“I don’t think J.K. Rowling is transphobic,” she said. “I think we need to look at the things she has written about in her blog. Women have been through such hell over history. Trans people have been invisible, too. I hate the idea we are fighting between ourselves, but it’s not going to be sorted with the wave of a wand. I don’t have all the answers. If people disagree with me, fine, but why are we going through hell on this?”
Bad takes, y’all.
Rowling, you’ll recall, made headlines this year after posting a controversial essay on her website, writing:
“I refuse to bow down to a movement that I believe is doing demonstrable harm in seeking to erode ‘woman’ as a political and biological class and offering cover to predators like few before it.”
Stating that she’s a survivor of sexual assault and domestic abuse, she added, “So I want trans women to be safe. At the same time, I do not want to make natal girls and women less safe. When you throw open the doors of bathrooms and changing rooms to any man who believes or feels he’s a woman … then you open the door to any and all men who wish to come inside.”
Dangerous, misinformed, and WRONG, WRONG, WRONG…