Real World ‘Quidditch’ Leagues Changing Names In Part Because J.K. Rowling Won’t Bow To Trans Ideology

J.K. Rowling — author of the “Harry Potter” series and creator of Quidditch, a game played on broomsticks in the imaginary wizarding world — is being canceled by real-life Quidditch leagues, who adopted the game and made it into an actual “sport,” because she continues to refuse to follow along with the transgender ideology that posits that men can become women and women can become men.

National Public Radio reported that both U.S. Quidditch and Major League Quidditch will be changing their names in part because of Rowling’s belief in basic biology. The two leagues will “use a series of surveys in the next few months to reach a decision” on the sport’s new moniker.

“For the last year or so, both leagues have been quietly collecting research to prepare for the move and been in extensive discussions with each other and trademark lawyers regarding how we can work together to make the name change as seamless as possible,” MLQ Commissioner Amanda Dallas told NPR.

“I believe quidditch is at a turning point. We can continue the status quo and stay relatively small, or we can make big moves and really propel this sport forward into its next phase,” USQ Executive Director Mary Kimball added. “Renaming the sport opens up so many more revenue opportunities for both organizations, which is crucial to expansion.”

The two leagues issued the following joint statement regarding the desire to change the name:

“Our sport has developed a reputation as one of the most progressives ports in the world on gender equality and inclusivity, in part thanks to its gender maximum rule, which stipulates that a team may not have more than four players of the same gender on the field at a time,” the leagues said. “Both organizations feel it is imperative to live up to this reputation in all aspects of their operations, and believe this move is a step in that direction.”

As The Daily Wire noted earlier this week, Rowling recently tweeted about the absurdity that transgender ideology is fomenting in society. After local media reported that Scottish police would label male rapists as “female” if they identified as a trans-woman, the billionaire author tweeted, “War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. The Penised Individual Who Raped You Is a Woman,” in reference to George Orwell’s book “1984.”

Rowling has also made several other comments criticizing the eradication of gender, but in a lengthy essay, offered substantive views for why she is against ridding the world of feminity in the name of transgenderism. The following is an excerpt from that essay:

I’ve read all the arguments about femaleness not residing in the sexed body, and the assertions that biological women don’t have common experiences, and I find them, too, deeply misogynistic and regressive. It’s also clear that one of the objectives of denying the importance of sex is to erode what some seem to see as the cruelly segregationist idea of women having their own biological realities or – just as threatening – unifying realities that make them a cohesive political class. The hundreds of emails I’ve received in the last few days prove this erosion concerns many others just as much. It isn’t enough for women to be trans allies. Women must accept and admit that there is no material difference between trans women and themselves.

But, as many women have said before me, “woman” is not a costume. “Woman” is not an idea in a man’s head. “Woman” is not a pink brain, a liking for Jimmy Choos or any of the other sexist ideas now somehow touted as progressive. Moreover, the “inclusive” language that calls female people “menstruators” and “people with vulvas” strikes many women as dehumanising and demeaning. I understand why trans activists consider this language to be appropriate and kind, but for those of us who’ve had degrading slurs spat at us by violent men, it’s not neutral, it’s hostile and alienating.

The full essay can be found here and is well worth the read.

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