Someone is after his granddaughter’s job…
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Watch your back, Finnegan!
A new TikTok trend has emerged this week as former “Harry Potter” fans protest author J.K. Rowling’s widely criticized views on trans people by burning copies of her books.One video, posted by TikTok user @elmcdo shows a number of “Harry Potter” books being placed on a burning pyre.
“You have to stop using ‘death of the author’ as an excuse to have your cake and eat it too,” the voiceover says. “While the reader’s perspective is an important part of interpretation and meaning, it is impossible to completely divorce a work from its creator.”
The voice-over continues: “The positive impact that J.K. Rowling’s work had on millions of readers does not negate how her hateful lobbying has affected the trans community.
“This doesn’t even touch on the harmful fatphobia, racism and valorization of supramacists and child abusers in her most famous work.”
The video ends with the message: “Your love of ‘Harry Potter’ is not more important than the lives of trans women.”
In case you were wondering about Rowling’s crime, she doesn’t think that someone growing up as a boy who later comes out as a woman has the same life experience as a woman who born a girl and grew up as one. Also, she objects to being called a “person possessing a uterus” instead of with the time-worn “woman” designation.
Why are just her books being burned? Burn the
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There Won’t Be a Clear End to the Pandemic
The collective sense of closure we’re all longing for may never arrive. Instead, brace for a slow fade into a new normal.
It’s an overlong and whiny article interviewing whiny people about the uncertainty of a post-COVID hellscape. But amid these tales of woe, they felt they should start here:
At any rate, a metric like that does not translate to straightforward guidance on when it’s safe for people to do certain things again. It will not, for instance, tell Maya Cade, a 26-year-old screenwriter and social-media manager in Brooklyn, when she should get her post-pandemic tattoo. Cade told me she spent some of her pandemic alone time reflecting on how she presents herself to others and on “the respectability politics I was knowingly and unknowingly internalizing as a means of survival as a Black woman.” Although this held her back from getting a tattoo before, now she’s resolved to get one as soon as it’s safe, though she doesn’t know when that will be—maybe 2022, she guesses.
All those dead people and lockdowns and economic turmoil have really upset Maya’s plans on when to get the tattoo that will make sure she is no longer seen as respectable. The Atlantic, everyone, the fatberg in the intellectual sewer of self-own “journalism.”
OMWC sent me this, another salvo in his war against my sanity.
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