Four authors have decided to stop using J.K. Rowling's literary agency "The Blair Partnership" to collaborate after the agency failed to comment on Rowling's controversial statements from almost two weeks ago.
After J.K. Rowling's statements terminate four authors
Fox Fisher, Drew Davies, Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir (also known as Owl Fisher) and an author who wishes to remain anonymous explain their decision with regret: "We are sad and disappointed that it has come to this," they say. "After J.K. Rowling's public statements about the concerns of trans people, we contacted the agency to ask them to express their support for trans rights," the authors explain.
"After talking to them, we felt that they were unable to commit to what we thought was appropriate and appropriate. Freedom of expression can only be maintained if the structural inequalities that underrepresent equal opportunities Obstacles to groups, questioned and changed, "they also emphasize.
Debate about trans people
You yourself are part of LGBTQIA and would therefore have liked to receive support from the agency. A spokesman for the agency explains to the British "Guardian"How termination is perceived in entrepreneurs." We support the right of all our customers to express their thoughts and beliefs, and we believe in freedom of speech. Publishing and the creative arts depend on these things. It is our duty as an agency to support all of our clients in this fundamental freedom, and we do not comment on their individual views, "it says. One is" disappointed with the decision ", but:" These clients have decided to leave the agency , because we have not met their demands to be re-educated on their point of view. We respect their right to pursue what they believe is the right course of action. "
The debate about J.K. Rowling's views were first kicked off on Twitter. The British had again interfered in the gender discussion and divided two articles, with biting comments. The first article provided information about a development aid project and used the term "people who menstruate" instead of the word "women". The author wrote sarcastically: "'Menstruating.' I'm sure there was a word for these people once. Help me get started. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud? " (An allusion in English women, Editor's note).