During a global pandemic, thousands of protests across the world after the death of George Floyd and in Pride month no less, JK Rowling has decided now is the right time to voice her opinion on transgender people.

The Harry Potter author took to social media on Saturday evening with a series of tweets on sex and gender in relation to trans people:

The remarks immediately drew criticism from trans people and allies alike, with many calling them “offensive”:

Rowling didn’t stop there though.

She also shared a series of articles – one from a “terrified” lesbian woman afraid to speak out against trans women, as well as an article that references “people who menstruate”:

On the latter article, people called out the Harry Potter author, pointing out that not all women menstruate and not all people who menstruate are women.

One person tweeted:

It’s not the first time Rowling has come under fire for her views on trans rights.

The author tweeted her support for a woman fired over a series of tweets questioning government plans to reform the Gender Recognition Act, as well as ‘liking’ a ‘transphobic’ tweet.

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