Actor Daniel Radcliffe, a male, took issue with J.K. Rowling, a female, for incorrectly believing that she had the freedom of authority to question the headline of an editorial:
The writer took issue with the wording of a headline for an opinion article, which read, “Opinion: Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate.” The article was written for Devex, a “media platform for the global development community,” according to its website.
“‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people,” Rowling tweeted Saturday evening. “Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”
Radcliffe, whose entire career, along with three children, was birthed by author J. K. Rowling, took issue with Rowling drawing on her 54 years of experience as a woman when she questioned who it was exactly, that can menstruate. Radcliffe, in his supreme patriarchal wisdom, issued a lengthy, uninvited statement chastising Rowling for talking about a biological occurrence that occurs in Homines sapientes with XX chromosomes, something Rowling, a Homo sapiens, with XX chromosomes, is familiar. Radcliffe:
… I feel compelled to say something at this moment.
Transgender women are women. Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice given by professional health care associations who have far more expertise on this subject matter than either Jo or I.
Excellent use of appeal to authority, without actually substantiating said authority! Women are women and any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of women, something we have fought for for a millennia — but what do we silly women know? If a man says he is a woman, women would be best advised to shut up in get back into the kitchen, for this is 2020! A new era! The dignity and identity of women together is an insignificant price to pay for male appropriation. How dare women think that anyone beyond ourselves understands the fulfilling and sometimes terrifying journey of being a woman? We aren’t special or worthy of any protections, right, Daniel?
Thank heavens for Daniel Radcliffe, expert sur le cycle menstruel, for without his valued expertise on womanhood, we women would be lost!
Let’s all cheer this super helpful, not-at-all cringeworthy example of condescending patriarchy. Three cheers for Daniel!