Forget Hogwarts Houses. Which Pokemon Type Are You?

It’s time for a new personality test, based on a far less problematic franchise.

Devon Price
18 min readDec 20, 2019

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A photo of JK Rowling in 1999. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

For the past few years, progressive Harry Potter fans have looked on with alarm as the series’ creator JK Rowling has tweeted increasingly worrisome things.

I’m not talking about her strange, retconny tweets about Hufflepuff kids having orgies and Dumbledore and Grindlewald hooking up, by the way. Those tweets, while bizarre and sometimes in poor taste, are more annoying than they are harmful. No, what I’m referring to is Rowling’s slow, steady progression toward public transmisogyny.

Eagle-eyed Rowling fans have seen it coming for a long time, of course. The author has been favoriting tweets by trans-exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs) for years. Her first book written for an adult audience, The Casual Vacancy, featured a predatory trans woman character than many have rightly critiqued as a hateful and dangerous portrayal. Still, for a long time many of us have tried to explain the ignorance away. Some of us hoped she was just a little misinformed, or didn’t fully grasp the implications of what she’d written.

As of Dec 19, 2019, that comfortable denial is no longer possible. JK Rowling has now publicly and vocally come out in defense of TERF

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Devon Price

He/Him or It/Its. Social Psychologist & Author of LAZINESS DOES NOT EXIST and UNMASKING AUTISM. Links to buy: https://linktr.ee/drdevonprice