Below is a good, old-fashioned link list of the J.K. Rowling transgender controversy. I built this list for my college students who are reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999) as part of a "Coming-of-Age" literature class (they've also read Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Alice Walker's The Color Purple, and Steven Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower, fyi). When I first started posting on the controversy, it seemed to many like only an intercene fandom happening, but the story has continued to have ramifications for the business prospects of the Harry Potter franchise, to say nothing of the real-world impact on the trans community. For my views, see other posts on this blog. - Donald E. Simpson, PhD.
J.K. Rowling "Who'll Have You" Tweet on Twitter (December 19, 2019)
The Guardian (UK) on the Maya Forstater Case (December 18, 2019)
The Maya Forstater Judgment (December 18, 2019)
Fast Company on the 2019 Rowling Tweets (December 19, 2020)
J.K. Rowling Blocks Stephen King (June 29, 2020)
Forbes Magazine on the J.K. Rowling Controversy (September 17, 2020)
Vanity Fair on the U.K. Political Origins of Rowling's Views (June 12, 2020)
"Who'll Have You?" phrase in the work of J.K. Rowling (June 21, 2020)
J.K. Rowling's Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award revoked (August 8, 2020)
Rowling's response to her RFK Ripple of Hope Award revocation (August 27, 2020)
Pete Davidson's Weekend Update remarks on Saturday Night Live (YouTube) (October 11, 2020)
HBO Harry Potter development deal faces backlash (January 25, 2021)
90-minute Dissection of J.K. Rowling by Contrapoints (January 26, 2021)
Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort Actor) Defends J.K. Rowling (March 18, 2021)
The Washington Post on Being Transgender in the UK (March 31, 2021)
Transgender Childhood Is Not a "Trend" - New York Times (April 5, 2021)
Rowling Controversy and the Business Future of Harry Potter - CNBC (March 24, 2021)
Stanford Harry Potter Dorm "Panics" over J.K. Rowling (April 6, 2021)
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