why trans people are frustrated at HP fan creators

part of the reason why people are frustrated at HP fan creators right now is:

  1. go block and unfollow JK Rowling.
  2. Rowling’s been violently vocal about her transphobia and other bigotries for ages now, yet you are still vocally positive about an IP that is currently benefiting her.
  3. we absolutely have bigger fish to fry in the war for trans rights, but frying those fish requires doing a lot of things that take time, money, etc. we’re not asking you to *do* anything this time around, yet you still won’t not do it.

it’s super easy not to make HP creations. i’m not making HP creations right now; it’s great!

we see you not doing things for trans rights, and we see you not *not* doing things for trans rights, yet you claim trans rights are human rights anyway. it feels like you won’t put your money where your mouth is.

it’s one thing if HP creations are how you pay the bills, but if you’re a “hobbyist” creator, can you at least not be so vocal about this fandom right now?

get your house out of your bio at the absolute bare minimum.

i don’t care if you post your stuff alongside an “i do not support rowling’s bigotry” disclaimer. HP is still alive and kicking in the public consciousness, and we’ve seen people kill other fandoms before, yet you won’t kill this one.

you killed off Game of Thrones for a terrible ending.

yet you won’t do the same when an IP becomes embroiled in transphobia.

we see what you’re doing.

we also see what you’re not doing.

i get where you may be coming from. i used fanworks to escape the misogyny of CW!Flash canon. at the end of the day, i want what i’m sure you want too: for canon to be free of bigotry. But that’s not going to happen while bigots are at the helm of these franchises.

And right now, rowling is at the helm of HP. show me that you can accomplish what your heroes did: defeat a very powerful, very evil person.

a person who wants me and people like me miserable and dead.

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