Is J. K. Rowling’s New Book ‘Transphobic’?

J.K. Rowling attends the British premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald in London in 2018. (Toby Melville/Reuters)
Spoiler alert: No.  

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I t’s strange which lessons you remember from childhood and which you forget. For example, I do remember being told not to judge a book by its cover. I don’t remember being taught not to judge a book by three words used by one reviewer in a newspaper that I don’t normally read. I don’t remember being taught not to seize on three such words to proclaim that whoever provoked them ought to be dead. Whether I have my parents, teachers, or creator to thank — I somehow managed to acquire this pearl of wisdom.

The Daily Telegraph’s Jake Kerridge wrote that

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