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British author JK Rowling faces a backlash  over her anti-trans comment on twitter. The Harry Potter author comment generate a lot of debate on twitter as users criticized her.

“People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud? Opinion: Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate”

Some of the twitter users feels that JK Rowling comment was trying to define women and sees women as one who has menstrual period.

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One of the twitter user said, “That’s interesting, because I have endometriosis and an IUD in place to treat it, and therefore, I no longer menstruate. I haven’t had a menstrual cycle since early high school, and I’m 21. I guess I’m not a woman anymore?”

Another said, “Not all women menstruate and not all who menstruate are women. There are many girls, non-binary folx, trans boys, and trans men who also get a period. We recognize that language change can be uncomfortable to get use to it. And we are grateful for inclusive authors and articles”.

“I haven’t menstruated in 8 years due to early menopause. Are you implying I’m no longer a woman? Tbh you’re grossly offensive”.
“Ms Rowling, I’m a physician who grew up reading your books and loves them still. I care for children and young adults, some of whom menstruate but are not female. They are not girls or women. And words like yours hurt them, erode their sense of safety and well-being”.
While some were against JK Rowling, another twitter user defended her and show support for her.
thank you for speaking truth!!! you’re not a transophobe or any other hateful slur they call you here, that’s just these people who are mysoginists and too scared of you and your words, please, keep going we’re here for you two and we will keep standing by your side” she said.

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