Published Tuesday, “Troubled Blood” by Robert Galbraith — Rowling’s crime writer pseudonym — will be the fifth installment inside Cormoran Strike series.
“One wonders what critics of Rowling’s stance on trans issues will make of a book whose moral seems to be: never trust a man in a dress,” reviewer Jake Kerridge wrote.
Mermaids, a UK-based charity which supports transgender children along with their families, said the idea was”concerned” by reports of which the book features a character presenting as another gender in order to carry out attacks.
“This particular will be a long-standing along with somewhat tired trope, responsible for the demonization of a modest group of people, simply hoping to live their lives with dignity,” a spokesperson said in a statement to CNN.
The spokesperson cited an example via Rowling’s second book inside “Strike” series via 2014 — “The Silkworm,” which featured a transgender character as a suspect.
“We are disappointed to hear of which the author might be propagating the same, long-standing along with hurtful presentation of trans women as a threat.
“As a children’s charity, we are bearing witness to the very real hurt felt by young people who once saw Ms. Rowling’s fiction as a place of comfort, friendship along with escape. The author recently expressed support for trans people’s right to live free via persecution. Her latest book might cause those still enjoying her books to question of which sentiment,” the Mermaids statement added.
Rowling’s management told CNN of which the idea might not be commenting on the latest controversy.
Rowling’s comments along with views on gender have made headlines once or twice This particular year.
In June, Rowling sparked controversy after mocking a headline about “people who menstruate.”
Her comments led actors who starred in film adaptations of her books to disagree with her. Among them were Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson along with Eddie Redmayne of the “Harry Potter” movie series.
“All I’m asking — all I want — will be for similar empathy, similar understanding, to be extended to the many millions of women whose sole crime will be wanting their concerns to be heard without receiving threats along with abuse,” Rowling said.
In her nearly 3,700-word essay, Rowling explained how her own experiences influenced her view, disclosing of which she will be a domestic abuse along with sexual assault survivor.