One thing that has been eating away at me, is people calling their transphobia a “trauma”.
Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster.
A phobia is an irrational fear of something that’s unlikely to cause harm. The word itself comes from the Greek word “phobos,” which means “fear” or “horror.”
Now if you ever have been attacked by an actual trans person, your transphobia is absolutely warranted, just like if you were attacked by a cis male, of course, your fear of men (I don’t know what the word is), that is also warranted. Or if your attacked by a female, then your fear of women is also warranted.
The issue here is, people like Rowling will go on and on and on about how abusive her ex was. Fine, then go after him. A lot of women who think Rowling is the “Queen” have also been attacked by cis males. Fine, go after them.
What has that got to do with trans people? Nothing, it’s ridiclous.
This is why Dr Ford is my Shero. She knew she would probably lose against Kavaughan, she still went after the man that hurt her. She didn’t go after some random group and blame them for it. I will plainly say this. If Rowling actually went for her abusive ex-husband, I would be right beside her (as I am sure a lot of people would) However, she is not, so I am not.