JK Rowling has left the realm of uneducated/out-of-touch feminism and has entered full-fledged supervillain territory with her new novel (ironically written under a man’s name) in which the serial killer is a trans person. I’ve watched plenty of people, from parents and family, to friends and colleagues, slide right as they age, losing their progressive ideals as fear of change (read: death) supercedes fear of staying the same, but it takes a special few to go that one step further and fling themselves fully into the Eye of Sauron. That’s right, Joanne, Sauron. Even worse than your bad guy with no nose. I encourage readers to not buy her books.
According to an early review in The Telegraph, Troubled Blood—the fifth installment in Rowling’s Cormoran Strike series written under the pen name Robert Galbraith—deals with the cold case of a woman who disappeared in 1974 and is believed to be the victim of Dennis Creed, “a transvestite serial killer.” (Transvestite is considered an outdated and derogatory term for cross-dressing, which is not the same as being trans.) The review goes on to say, “One wonders what critics of Rowling’s stance on trans issues will make of a book whose moral seems to be: never trust a man in a dress.”