JK Rowling Slams US University for Its New Definition of Lesbian

JK Rowling has strongly criticized an American university for defining a lesbian as “a non-man attracted to non-men.”

The 57-year-old creator of Harry Potter condemned the US medical school for introducing this fresh interpretation in their LGBTQ+ guide.

According to a report by The Sun, the guide proposes that the term “lesbian” should be expanded to encompass not only women but also non-binary individuals.

As such, it designates lesbians as “a non-man attracted to non-men.”

Rowling voiced her disapproval on Twitter, targeting John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and stated: “Man: no definition needed. Non-man (formerly known as a woman): a being definable only by reference to the male.”

She further stated: “An absence, a vacuum where there’s no man-ness.”

This controversy surrounding Rowling’s tweets follows an incident where charity Oxfam was instructed to apologize and erase a portion of their Pride Month advert.

This was due to the release of a video which seemingly depicted Rowling as a villain, complete with red eyes.

The government watchdog is reportedly evaluating the issues connected to the charity and is deliberating on its next course of action following the dispute which has engulfed it since the video was disseminated on its social media platforms.

The contentious video showcased three characters with evil-looking eyes – two men, and a woman dressed in a ‘TERF’ (trans-exclusionary radical feminists) badge who bore a striking resemblance to the Harry Potter author.

While the charity maintained that any similarity was purely coincidental, and promptly removed the video from its social media channels, campaigners argue that individuals possessing gender-critical views similar to Rowling’s could face marginalization within the organization.

This controversy occurred in the wake of a claim by a former employee who alleged they were driven out of Oxfam due to her endorsement of the author and insistence that the charity’s bookshops should continue to offer her books for sale.