She makes the obvious logical argument that traditional feminism inherently has against the modern rejection of gender, and she’s crucified for it. People act like it’s not an argument that has existed far before she said anything.
In a nutshell she basically said (what the overwhelming majority of people think but are too scared to just say it) that women are women and then separately, trans women are trans women. She (like, again the vast majority of people) does not subscribe to the idea that it's somehow bigoted to draw a line between women and trans women.
Still happy to be blocked by Jason. I will be happy when the game is announced. JK stands up for women while respecting trans people and won’t take SJW crap. She should be looked up to. Game seems great from what have leaked so far!
Her comments weren't just about transwomen, they were pretty inflammatory toward women as well, and overall poorly presented during a bad time in general.
She's also allowed to have an opinion and offend people with it. I think it's possible that content creators and the things they create can be separate entities. For some solid counter point here, Daniel Radcliffe responded to her tweets and I think made some salient points regarding Rowling, her opinions, and how they apply to Harry Potter overall. There's a lot to criticize beyond this. I saw a healthy discourse about her racial stereotypes surrounding the character Chou Chang as well, so I'd be interested to see if this studio has any Asians that are offended by this.
I think when people have a large platform, whatever they say is going to offend someone. She could tweet "I like mac and cheese" and vegans/people with dairy allergies will snap back at her.
I can't believe the biggest part of the world population are letting themself being cucked like this.
Her opinions are her opinions, if you don't agree with them just ignore them.
Why do software houses care about this shit? Why do they think that it will hurt their sales?
Just release your game and let them argue as much as they want, as long as you keep ignoring them they will stop someday.
Someone should call Ja Rule and ask him what he thinks about her statement.
Seriously though, J.K. Rowling made her bed and now she gets to lie in it. The far left will continue to cancel itself until there's nobody left to cancel, or nobody dares to have a public opinion anymore, which is why you shouldn't get involved with them in the first place (nor the far right). I knew this was going to happen back when she started retroactively making characters gay and black to appease that crowd, the snake always ends up eating its own tail.
Now she gets to go through the ResetEra experience: Have a valid and reasonable opinion that can be civilly argued about, but instead of discussing the matter and learning from that exchange of ideas, a mob gathers around you, calls you the scum of the earth, and tries to destroy your career for not having the 'correct' thoughts about incredibly complex topics.
None of this should have anything to do with a videogame being in development though, and the fact that this is news is a sign of the times. This whole political atmosphere is exhausting, impossible to keep up with, and dangerous to navigate. It leaves no room for growth, improvement, or a diversity of opinions. Let's hope it dies out like political correctness did in the early 90's.
You can read it here. Be prepared to be reading for a while as she is anything but brief. I don't consider myself a true feminist as you'll not see me white knighting, but I quite enjoyed reading her essay on this topic. As one who never read Harry Potter, I'm kind of taken by her writing and have a new appreciation for her. Her points basically boil down this, if you don't have the half hour to read. 1) Women naturally have a whole set of issues that they must labor through that trans-women will never know, and this recent trans-women's rights actually undercuts much of the feminist cause's gains for women's rights, because suddenly now, unlike at any other time in history, anyone can be a woman instantly. 2) I believe a lot of her apprehension towards trans-women's rights is rooted in the pain and emotional trauma she has experienced as a biological woman who has been physically and emotionally abused growing up and in her first marriage. She can totally sympathize with the danger that trans-women face, but it does not replace or override the cause that is women's rights. In particular, she is extra guarded with restrooms and changing areas where someone who decided he feels like a woman today shouldn't just be able to enter unannounced. This can and will cause a lot of negative feelings (fear, embarrassment) for the women who are in there and vulnerable.
To the point, Rowling never suggests that trans-women's rights and the cause doesn't deserve support. Rather, she is blunt in suggesting they're barking up the wrong tree in expecting all the same rights and spaces as biological women.
WAAAAAHHHH!!!! BAD WOMAN SAID BAD THING ABOUT TRANNY PEOPLE!!!!
What the fuck do we care about some game developers getting pissy over what Rowling said? Are they such massive snowflakes that her opinion about transpeople will make their job a lot harder? Then they should just quit and give their jobs to people who don't let their personal feelings interfere with their work.
Wonder how many of them would take that dare though and lose a livelihood over virtue signaling.