Several authors leave the agency of J. K. Rowling to protest against his statements on the trans

The remarks that were deemed transphobic by J. K. Rowling continue to shake the world of publishing. The writers transgender Fox Fisher and Ugla Stefania Kristj

Several authors leave the agency of J. K. Rowling to protest against his statements on the trans

The remarks that were deemed transphobic by J. K. Rowling continue to shake the world of publishing. The writers transgender Fox Fisher and Ugla Stefania Kristjonudottir Jonsdottir, known by the signature Owl, the novelist gay Drew Davies, and a fourth anonymous author decided to quit the literary agency of the author of Harry Potter, The Blair Partnership.

They have declared Tuesday to be "saddened" to leave the agency because of its refusal to defend the rights of transgender people. J. K. Rowling had triggered a controversy with an essay this month, binding her experience of sexual assault to his concern about the access of shemales of the spaces reserved for women, who, according to her, was a cover of "predators". "The agencies bring authors like me in their agency to be part of this voice is diverse," said Drew Davies. But when it comes to having meaningful conversations in terms of diversity, it becomes a lot more difficult."

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"It was never a question of changing the opinion of anyone or censor someone said Ugla Stefania Kristjonudottir Jonsdottir Reuters on a phone call together with a partner FoxFisher. But for us, it was an open and honest conversation within the agency on the rights of transgender and to be transgender within the agency, for us as customers, but also for other potential customers or even staff."

A spokesman for The Blair Partnership, which represents also the boxer Tyson Fury and olympic cyclist retired Chris Hoy, said in an email that the agency was "disappointed" that four of its authors are gone. "We believe in freedom of expression for all ; these customers have decided to leave because we have not responded to their requests for rehabilitation of their point of view," she said. "We appreciate the voices of all our authors, and, as an agency, we stand for equality and inclusion". J. K. Rowling, for its part, refused to comment on their decision.

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In Great Britain and the United States, a heated debate on what it means to be a woman opposes transgender activists to feminists to which the rights acquired by women should be reserved for those who were born women. Access to spaces reserved for people of the same sex, such as shelters for victims of domestic violence or the toilet, is a sensitive point. Some, like J. K. Rowling, argue that predators may pretend to be trans women to have access to these places.

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