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JK Rowling's new book sparks fresh transgender rights row

September 15, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

JK Rowling has once again come under fire from transgender rights activists, this time for her new crime novel, which features a cross-dressing serial killer.

London (CNN)JK Rowling has once again come under fire from transgender rights activists, this time for her new crime novel, which features a cross-dressing serial killer.

The spokesperson cited an example from Rowling's second book in the "Strike" series from 2014 -- "The Silkworm," which featured a transgender character as a suspect.

Paris Lees, a transgender rights activist and British Vogue columnist, tweeted Monday: "JK Rowling's new book's about a 'transvestite serial killer' Meanwhile over in the real world the number of trans people killed in Brazil has risen by 70% this past year, young trans women are left to burn in cars and men who kill us (for being trans) are pardoned and sent home. "

Kennedy Human Rights organization, said Rowling's viewpoint "diminishes the identity" of transgender people.

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