J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books are a beloved fantasy universe that is well-loved and widely acclaimed. Rowling holds solid beliefs about what makes women a woman. Her legacy is now tarnished.
The latest consequence for her beliefs is that Quidditch, the sport Rowling invented for the Harry Potter series and that is played in over 40 leagues worldwide, will now be named “quadball.”
The International Quidditch Association (IQA), which governs nearly 600 teams over the world, Avada Kedavra-ed the original name of the highly confusing game in order to distance themselves from Rowling’s “anti-trans positions.”
“This is an important moment in our sport’s history,” said Chris Lau, chair of the IQA board of trustees. “We are confident in this step and we look forward to all the new opportunities quadball will bring.”
Major League Quidditch, which I only learned was a thing yesterday, tweeted the announcement.
Announcing quadball – real-life quidditch’s new name. Welcome to a new realm of sport ➡️ https://t.co/5DKvrVTEBT pic.twitter.com/6yeemox5ri
— Major League Quidditch (@MLQuidditch) July 19, 2022
The progressives clearly have stated their opinion on Rowling. However, what was rowling saying?
All the way back in 2020, Rowling criticized an op-ed piece that wanted to create “a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate.” Because Rowling has a decent head on her shoulders in this area, she rightfully criticized that take as ridiculous.
‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Please help. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?
Opinion: Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate https://t.co/cVpZxG7gaA
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2020
The outrage mob attacked Rowling and her transphobic reputation. Rowling however has increased her support, thus the change in the name of the sport.
All the involved progressives seem to be getting a bit agitated about it. What more can you ask for from this side?