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Harry Potter event cancelled for 'risk of distress' over JK Rowling trans views row

A Harry Potter book quiz in New Zealand has been canned over JK Rowling trans view row. Joanne Rowling, 55, faced accusations of transphobia last summer when she took issue with an online article referring to women as "people who menstruate." Amid a social media storm, the author - who penned the globally beloved Harry Potter series - put her thoughts into an essay in which she expressed "deep concerns about the effect the trans rights movement is having." Rowling told that she is a victim of domestic violence and sexual assault, saying she would not feel as safe if trans women were permitted into female-only spaces.

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