'JK Rowling's characters transformed into cats but trans folk are beyond all comprehension?': Transgender activist Jack Monroe slams Harry Potter author over 'transphobic' tweet "She became the world's favourite author by telling of epic fantasy battles between powerful wizards – but now J. K. Rowling has found herself at the centre of a far more down- to-earth showdown after angering radical transgender activists. The Harry Potter creator sparked fury after showing her support for a tweet that belittled transgender women as 'men in dresses'. She was immediately branded a TERF – a derogatory term activists use against feminists who don't recognise trans women as genuinely female – and 'transphobic'." DailyMail.co.uk, 25th March 2018. The world gets more weird every day. Meanwhile, here is a nice photograph of J.K. Rowling: DailyMail.co.uk, Joanne Davidson/SilverHub/REX/Shutterstock, 25th March 2018. Lovely dress.