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An Open Letter to JK Rowling

Dear Jo, You don't know me, but I'm an author. I write science fiction and, as such, must research science on occasion to get all my facts straight. Recently, you doubled down and wrote a freakishly long defense of your transphobia. Needless to say, I was terribly disappointed in you. I can sense you're already terribly devastated over this sudden revelation, so I'll be nice and take it easy on you. As a speculative fiction author, daring to speculate on the potential of human beings is something I take great pride and joy in. One day, I hope we can move beyond things like racism, sexism, homophobia, and, yes, transphobia. But, at the same time, in my stories, I'm doing my best to represent the best of humanity because I want people to open their minds to a better world and give up the closed-minded labels of a worldview corrupted by fear and hate. I think you can probably relate, as you wrote a little known series about good vs. evil yourself. O