Trans Radicals Label Alice Walker a ‘TERF’ for Defending J.K. Rowling

    “The Color Purple” author Alice Walker attends the “The Color Purple” Broadway Opening Night at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on December 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)

    *Beloved author Alice Walker has been labeled a TERF by transgender radicals.

    We’re now living in the most curious of times… when natural-born women are attacked, threatened, and shamed online for defending the rights of women (ya know, the types of women who did experience male puberty).

    Walker is catching heat for defending Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling from the fringe members of the queer community. In 2020, many trans women online threatened to “rape” Rowling with their “girly dicks” after she took issue with an op-ed piece calling women “people who menstruate.” 

    “‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people,” the author tweeted at the time. “Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?” Rowlings remarked at the time. 

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    ‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?

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    — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2020

    She was immediately labeled transphobic and a TERF, which is a feminist whose advocacy work for women does not include males who identify as female.

    In a new essay posted to her website, Walker noted that Rowling is perfectly within her right to voice her opinion about the ongoing erasure of women via the weaponization of the trans community. 

    “I read the first Harry Potter novel and thought it extraordinary,” Walker stated in her blog post. “I felt something old and wise, fresh and exciting had been offered humanity. Life with its vicissitudes prevented reading volumes that followed.”

    She continued: “I consider J.K. Rowling perfectly within her rights as a human being of obvious caring for humanity to express her views about whatever is of concern to her. As she has done. I also believe that listening to each other before going for the match would put some distance between us and the Middle Ages.”

    Walker went on to compare the backlash to Rowling’s remarks to a “witch hunt.”

    “As an Elder (which I take seriously), I must remind us that there is no “right witch” to burn,” Walker continued.

    “Perhaps only our own lack of awareness of being erased, long before robotic  AI “females” were foisted upon society’s consciousness, primarily as slaves, workers, and sex toys. By this I mean, for instance, that “woman” for whatever sinister reason was being erased in language well before she/her was being disappeared from dictionaries and society.”

    I think the worst part of Alice Walker’s support for JK Rowling is the cynical deployment of her community elder status as if almost reassure us that her support for gender-confused is well-informed when in fact she sounds like every other TERF

    — Zoé (@ztsamudzi) March 8, 2023

    Walker ended her blog post by sharing her views on sexual reassignment surgery and gender identity. 

    “The use of ‘guy’ for both male and female eroded the ability of children to easily feel confident in which gender they were. From that confusion, considered irrelevant, apparently, to the forming of young minds, has come much cutting off of parts and restructuring of essential physical equipment,” Walker wrote.

    “If such restructuring is freely chosen at eighteen or twenty, at least there is a sense the person involved may have lived long enough to know, definitely, what is desired. Younger than that, I feel there may in fact be reason, later on, to mourn and weep. After all, the human body is a miracle, of whatever sex, tampering with a miracle is unlikely to serve,” she added.

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