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Judith Butler tore J.K. Rowling’s transphobia to pieces in an epic clapback / LGBTQ Nation

Judith Butler (l) and J.K. Rowling

Judith Butler (l) and J.K. RowlingPhoto: University of California, Berkeley/Shutterstock

Queer feminist theorist Judith Butler clapped back at J.K. Rowling’s transphobia this week.

In an interview with a British newspaper, Butler was asked about Rowling’s past statements that transgender women are a threat to cisgender women, and the legendary author of Gender Trouble let Rowling have it.

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“A domain of fantasy is at work, one which reflects more about the feminist who has such a fear than any actually existing situation in trans life,” Butler said.

And Butler was clearly not feeling the fantasy. She called out TERFs like Rowling who believe “that the penis is the threat, or that any person who has a penis who identifies as a woman is engaging in a base, deceitful, and harmful form of disguise.”

“Trans women are

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