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Why people with J.K. Rowling

June 8, 2020

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Why people with J.K. RowlingWhy people with J.K. Rowling

“This boy will be famous. There will be no child in our world who does not know his name.”, that’s one of the first sentences that appear in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in the famous saga of the young magician. What the author didn’t know is that this sentence would come true.

JK Rowling She is one of the most famous authors of the past decades and one of the success stories that touched our entrepreneurial heart the most. Of course, fame and recognition go hand in hand with responsibilities that raise expectations about how a person should act or what to say.

A comment that led to controversy among his followers shared the Fan base and many even brand them as transphobic. The controversy arose on Saturday June 6, 2020 when an article was commented on the website Detex“Creating an equal post-COVID-19 world for menstrual periods.”

Twitter / @JK_Rowling

“‘Menstruate.’ I’m sure there was a word for these people earlier. Someone’s helping me. Muberes? Mumper? Muders? ”Rowling wrote.

This refers to the fact that only women menstruate. However, some social network users mentioned that transgender people can do the same. Then she continued to defend her position:

Twitter / @JK_Rowling

“If sex is not real, there is no attraction to the same sex. If sex is not real, the reality that women experience worldwide is eliminated. I know and love trans people, but if I eliminate the concept of sex, many can no longer discuss their lives with real meaning. Telling the truth is not hate. “

However, the criticism continued, threatening her with death and accusing her of being “terf” (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist). So the author commented:

Twitter / @JK_Rowling

“‘Feminazi’, ‘TERF’, ‘Schlampe’, ‘Witch’. Times change. The hatred of women is eternal.”

Other controversies

This is not the first time that the author has been criticized for her Twitter posts. In December 2019, J.K. Another message on this platform called Rowling transphobic.

Twitter / @JK_Rowling

“Dress as you want. Name yourself what you want. Go to bed by consensus with any adult who accepts. Live your life in peace and security. But dismiss women from their jobs because they have declared that sex is real? ”, reads the contribution of the writer.

At the end of her publication she was supported by hashtag to Maya forest consultant. A woman who was released for speaking out against measures by the British government that required everyone to identify with a different gender.

The birth of a writer

In this context, we cannot ignore the fact that she has experienced misogyny at first hand from the start of her career. They told him that no child would read a book longer than 200 pages and less than a woman, so his full name is not shown in his works: J.orAnne Rowling, she was forced to exchange it for J.K. Rowling.

There were many potholes in his life and career. Joanne Rowling was born on July 31, 1965 in Yate, UK. She is currently one of the richest women in the country, even more than the Queen herself Isabel II.

Jo did not pass the tests (as he is often told) to take the exam Oxford University In 1982 he wrote in classical and French philology at the Exeter University. Then she moved to London and worked as a bilingual researcher and secretary International amnesty.

June 1990 would be the date that would completely change his life when he took the train from Manchester to London. However, there was a problem and the trip was delayed by four hours. During this time he came up with the idea of ​​a wizarding school. “Suddenly the idea of ​​Harry just appeared in my imagination. I can’t say why or what triggered it, but I saw Harry and the wizarding school very clearly, ”he commented at the time Boston Globe. When he got home to Clapham Junction, he started writing.

This year, his mother died after fighting multiple sclerosis for 10 years. She was the only one to support her dream of becoming a writer. In fact, he included many details of his loss in the saga’s first book.

Then he moved to Portugal, where he met a journalist and fell in love with him. Jorge Arantes. Despite the multiple infidelities of his partner, Jo married on October 16, 1992 and had a daughter, Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes. After having had enough of married life with her alcoholic husband, Rowling left him in 1993 and went to Edinburgh with her sister.

At that time the writer was suffering from severe depression and even had thoughts of suicide. However, he thought of his little daughter’s life and went on. This feeling inspired her to create the Dementors that were introduced in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

While dealing with her illness and depression, she was unemployed and lived on government subsidies.

The publications

After divorcing Jorge Arantes in 1995, he finally finished the manuscript of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. However, F.rejected by 12 publishers and it was up to a year later than the editor Barry Cunninghamcalled a member of a small British publisher in London Bloomsbury decided to publish the book.

After success in the UK, they began to acquire rights to publish worldwide. In 1998 Warner Bros. He also joined and acquired the rights to film the first two titles: The Philosopher’s Stone and the Secret Chamber.

From the premiere in 2001 on Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in theaters “there is no child in the world who does not know his name.”

Currently, Harry Potter It is one of the most famous legends in history. It contains seven books about the young magician, nine plays, ten films, a play and a theme park in Orlando, Florida. In addition It is valued at $ 25 billion.